How To Combine Tethered Phone And 3G or 4G Connections

Setting up your Mac or PC to use a 3G or 4G mobile broadband card and tethered phone connections at the same time is a very simple task. In fact, any computer running Windows 7+ or Mac OS X can connect to any combination of available Internet connections. In most cases, setting up multiple Internet connections on your computer doesn't even require any extra hardware.

If you're trying to connect multiple Internet connections for faster speeds, note that your various connections must come from different Internet sources. For example, Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks that are connected to the same router cannot be combined for increased bandwidth using channel bonding applications like Speedify, because they both share the same upstream network.

STEP ONE: TETHER YOUR SMARTPHONE

Refer to your carrier or smarthphone's instructions to tether your phone's mobile Internet to your computer. Here is a handy guide for tethering on most of the popular mobile broadband networks in the US.

STEP TWO: CONNECT YOUR 3G OR 4G MOBILE BROADBAND CARD

Refer to your mobile broadband provider's instructions to connect your mobile Internet device to your computer. If your device is a USB dongle and you've already installed the appropriate drivers on your computer, you can simply plug in your 3G or 4G card. For a mobile hotspot device, just connect to your computer's Wi-Fi as you normally would.

STEP THREE: COMBINE TETHERED PHONE AND 3G OR 4G CONNECTIONS WITH SPEEDIFY

Now that you have both tethered phone and your 3G or 4G mobile broadband network connected to your computer simultaneously, you might want to combine both for faster and more reliable Internet. This is where Speedify comes in. Speedify is a cloud service for Mac & PC users that combines all the Internet connections available to your computer to create a single fast super-connection. To get started with Speedify, simply   follow this link to download the installer.  

Speedify automatically detects the tethered phone and 3G or 4G connections and draws them each in a "bubble" near the top.   That means you're using both for their combined speed and reliability.  At this point, Speedify is bonding your two connections!  Browse through the panes at the bottom to see graphs and statistics on how Speedify is using the connections.

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