How can I combine Ethernet and 3G / 4G dongle on a PC?
With Speedify, it’s easy to combine your wired Ethernet connection with a cellular 3G / 4G / LTE dongle connection on your PC running Windows. In this article, we are going to walk you through how to do it to benefit from a faster, more stable Internet.
Step 1: Install your 3G / 4G / LTE dongle on your PC.
Connect the dongle through a USB port to your PC. If running Windows 10, it’s highly possible it will automatically set up the connection for you. In order to confirm this, click on the computer / Wi-Fi icon in the lower right area of the taskbar (systray) and check if a “Cellular” tile shows up.
If this doesn’t happen, make sure you run the installer program provided to you along with the 3G / 4G dongle. This may be directly on the dongle - check out “My Computer” / “This PC” for any CD / removable drives and run the setup program. You may be required to restart your PC after setting this up.
Step 2: Connect to the Internet using the 3G / 4G dongle.
Make sure you run the proprietary software to connect to the Internet if that exists. Usually, it will be detected by your PC as a cellular connection or a Wi-Fi connection.
If you can’t connect, check to see if Windows installed a cellular adapter. Go to Network Connections (Windows key + X - “Network Connections”) and click on “Change adapter options” on the right. The 3G / 4G dongle should be listed there. If it’s not connected, click on “Diagnose this connection”.
If you still can’t connect to the Internet after troubleshooting this, contact your ISP/network provider.
Step 3: Connect your Ethernet cable to your PC and plug the other end into your modem or router. In most cases, you will connect to the Internet automatically. If it doesn’t work, see some troubleshooting options here.
Step 4: Start Speedify on your PC and combine the wired Ethernet and 3G / 4G / LTE dongle on your PC. When you launch Speedify, the software automatically detects the two connections. You will see them each contained in a Connection Bubble on the Dashboard.
And presto! You’re combining connections with the magic of Channel Bonding for improved speed, reliability, and security. You are now free to go forth and browse the internet, stream videos, and use your apps as you normally would.