How can I combine Wi-Fi and 3G / 4G dongle on a Mac?

With Speedify, it’s easy to combine your Wi-Fi connection with a cellular 3G/4G/LTE dongle connection on your Mac. In this article, we are going to walk you through how to do it, so you can benefit from a faster, more stable internet.

NOTE: macOS or OS X can be restrictive. Some users will find issues adding connections to their mac. In these cases, get in touch with your network adapter manufacturer for further support.

Step 1: Connect the 3G/4G/LTE dongle through a USB port to your Mac. Open Network via System Preferences on your Mac and Create a New Service by clicking the + icon.

Please note, when Creating a New Service, the Service Name can be customized to your liking. However, the Interface may show a different mobile network adapter name than shown here. If you're unsure of the New Service that you need to create or the Interface does not show a Network adapter, then you should contact your dongle manufacturer or your cellular internet service provider.

A New Service popup will appear; under the Interface drop-down, choose your 3G/4G/LTE dongle and click  Create.

On the left-hand side, your 3G/4G/LTE dongle should show a  Connected status; this means your Mac is now set up to use your 3G/4G/LTE dongle. If you still can’t connect to the internet, you may need to contact your ISP/cellular network provider.

Step 2: Now, connect your Mac to your Wi-Fi connection. If you haven't connected to a Wi-Fi connection yet then you can refer to this link.

Step 3: Start Speedify on your Mac to combine the Wi-Fi and 3G/4G/LTE dongle connections. 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.

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