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macrumors 68000
Original poster
Aug 28, 2003
I have a Mac mini and have had it on WiFi. I finally got around to running a network cable and connected it. How odd I know if my computer is using my ethernet or wifi? I see them both listed as connected and each has a different IP address. Do I need to disable WiFi?


macrumors G3
Feb 19, 2008
The Finger Lakes Region
Yet type disconnect it the System Preferences->Network pane,Advanced button and select the network stack you want on that Mac!

You can also change the Network stack to top level you want Mac to connect too!
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macrumors 65816
Jul 30, 2009
Wired is generally faster than wireless, less interference, etc. But WiFi is necessary for hand-off functionality.

I run both on my Macs. As @satcomer suggests, the Advanced settings for networks allows you to set priority. I set Ethernet as top priority over WiFi and that works quite well.
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macrumors 68000
Aug 27, 2015
on the land line mr. smith.
Quick tip: Whichever interface is on top of the list in the preference pane is the interface in use. With the pane open, and both on/active, unplug the ethernet cable. Watch them switch positions. Plug back in, and watch them switch back.
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