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iMac - any harm in having iMac wireless turned on along with ethernet?


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When I first uncrated the iMac I used the wireless feature to get on the 'net, but now that the old PC is gone I have it wired to my time capsule. I have never bothered to turn off the wireless - is there any harm in leaving it this way? Or any benefit?

I have wondered the same thing with my laptop at work - if both wireless and ethernet connections are active, will it automatically use the fastest one?

*scratches head*
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It will use whichever connection
A. Is working (connected)
and
B. Is highest in the list in the Network pane of System Preferences.
It will work its way down the list until it finds a working network.

I'd suggest turning off the card unless you need it. It'll save a tiny amount of power and heat, but more importantly, it'll prevent the system from accidentally connecting to an unknown wireless network, which can be a security risk (albeit a small one.)
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Sounds reasonable. Thanks for the reply.
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