Solved

Switching from Wireless to Ethernet Connectivity with a Mac

Posted on 2013-06-15
2
566 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-15
Mac OS X 10.8.3,  RMBP.

I have an all-in-one wireless modem-router, which has several Ethernet ports on the back. In wireless mode, which is what my computer is now set up to use, downloads have been exasperatingly slow.

To remedy this, can I switch, temporarily, from wireless to Ethernet connectivity, and if so, what must I do? Just plug the cable into the modem and computer via its Ethernet-Thunderbolt adapter? Or?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:arthurboehm
2 Comments
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
strung earned 500 total points
ID: 39250235
Normally, if you just plug in the ethernet cord, your Mac will automatically switch to ethernet.

You can check which interface is in use by pulling down the Apple menu to System Preferences and clicking on Network preferences. The interface that is in use will always be at the top.

It it doesn't automatically switch to ethernet, click on the gear icon at the bottom left and select "set service order", then in the window that pops up, drag ethernet to the top.
0
 

Author Comment

by:arthurboehm
ID: 39250242
Great, thanks, strung.
0

Featured Post

The New “Normal” in Modern Enterprise Operations

DevOps for the modern enterprise offers many benefits — increased agility, productivity, and more, but digital transformation isn’t easy, especially if you’re not addressing the right issues. Register for the webinar to dive into the “new normal” for enterprise modern ops.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

iCloud Drive was introduced after iOS 8 was launched last year. This drive is Apple’s online storage device that lets users sync their files and access them from all their Apple devices.   There is a lot of data that is not automatically backed up…
Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question