Can my laptop use WiFi and Ethernet connections at the same time?

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  • BigE
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Systems can "bond" networks interfaces, but the switch must support it and the type must be the same. That isn't the case here.

    You can't use it to increase speed because you only have one default route.   Windows usually chooses the fastest interface that is up for the default route. The other is ignored. 

    The other way is to use one interface for a local resource that you want to separate from the other network.  Most home users aren't going to do that.

    So a laptop can use it but it most likely not what you want.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes. A typical use for that is Internet Connection Sharing, in which the computer connects to the internet with one interface, and acts as a router to devices connected to the other interface. If both are connected to the internet, one will be preferred over the other.

    Another would be so that it can be a member of two separate networks, in the case of a server that answers to both the office network and the warehouse network in a building, or a staff member who needs to get at servers in each department.

  • 1 month ago

    No this is the stupidest question anybody could ever ask you don't use both at the same time you use Wi-Fi when you have no wired connection if you have a wired ethernet connection and it's cat6 then use it using both does not make it faster you should turn your laptop in for a typewriter until you can learn to use it properly

    Source(s): Idiots and computers do not mix
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