Adding Internet Connections on Mac and PC

Congratulations, Speedify is connected and operational on your computer! Now it's time to get some more internet connections set up to see Channel Bonding in action. 

Speedify can use any internet connection that works on your computer: Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, tethered mobile phones, satellite links--whatever can get you online, Speedify can bond. However, Speedify does not get you more connections; it's up to you to add connections before Speedify will recognize and use them.

If you're already on Wi-Fi, there are lots of ways to get more connections:

  • Plug in a wired network connection (Note: Connecting to the same network over wired and wireless will not give a speed increase.)
  • Connect a 3G or 4G USB card
  • Connect a USB Wi-Fi card so you can join a second Wi-Fi network, such as a personal hotspot. You can join more than one Wi-Fi network, but you need a Wi-Fi card for each one.
  • If your mobile plan supports tethering, plug in your phone via USB

Please note that you should use multiple independent internet connections. Connecting multiple times to the same internet connection (for example, through wireless and ethernet) will usually not improve your speed. 

There are some scenarios in which multiple connections to the same internet connection can be effective. Free Wi-Fi in coffee shops or hotels will often throttle a single connection to a lower bandwidth so that one user does not use all of the internet connection. Using two wireless adapters to connect to the free Wi-Fi twice can give you some extra speed.

To help you through this process, check out the Related Articles section below for tutorials that walk you through setting up some different combinations of internet connections.

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