Using 2 Network connections

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by valo265, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. valo265 macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2013

    I am wondering if it is possible to use 2 network connections at the same time, one to access a LAN and the other to access the internet?

    I have a Macbook Pro 13 and use it at work, I would like to know if it is possible to use both the LAN and wireless network connections at the same time.
    I connect to a lab network through the ethernet port, the lab network does not have any internet connectivity, so I would like to use the wireless network to access the internet. At present I need to disable or unplug the Ethernet connection and then turn the wireless connection on to access the internet.

  2. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    Yes, it would be possible to use both at the same time. I'm guessing it would work best if the ethernet were set up with a static address and configuration, but it probably wouldn't be strictly necessary.

    You may need to play with the "Set Service Order" option on the network control panel in System Preferences to make sure your Internet connection has higher priority. You'll have to play with that to until it works out.

    If the lab uses a special non-routable IP address space, it should make your setup work even more seamlessly.
  3. samh macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2009
    Yep. Just make sure your wi-fi/Airport connection is above Ethernet in the list when both are connected (green).

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