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Switching from Wireless to Ethernet Connectivity with a Mac

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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?

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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.
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Great, thanks, strung.
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