I just set up an Ubuntu server this afternoon and configured samba. I got it working and with Wifi and ethernet connected to my MacBook from that Ubuntu computer I got crazy fast speeds because it was using the crossover cable to transfer files instead of the wifi connection.
I've had the same samba setup on my pi for a while but I've always been using wifi to transfer files, which is horribly slow for samba, so when I decided to try and connect my Raspberry Pi's ethernet cable and wifi to my Macbook it didnt work. (I already turned off hotplugging which prevents wlan0 from starting when eth0 is connected, in /etc/default/ifplugd)
After a while I was able to connect to my pi, had the ethernet cable plugged in but still the transfers were going over wifi instead of ethernet which again results in horribly slow transfer times.
Can anyone help me figure out how to use both wifi and ethernet and make my macbook actually use the ethernet cable to transfer files instead of wifi, so I can just use wifi for my iPad etc.
Thanks in advance
Contents of my /etc/default/ifplugd:
INTERFACES="eth0" HOTPLUG_INTERFACES="eth0" ARGS="-q -f -u0 -d10 -w -I" SUSPEND_ACTION="stop"
Contents of my /etc/network/interfaces:
auto wlan0 iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet dhcp allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf iface default inet dhcp