I have two ubuntu machines, that are both connected to a local network via WiFi. But at the same time they are also directly linked with an ethernet cable.

Now on one machine I am sharing a folder by properties->Local Network Share->Share this folder. On the other machine I access that folder by clicking "other locations" in nautilus and then clicking on the machine that is sharing the folder and then I mount that folder. Now when I am copying files out of the folder I get extremely low data rates (between 0.2MB/s and 3MB/s).

However, when I unactivate the WiFi adapter on one of the machines and unmount and mount the folder again, I get transfer rates in the 50MB/s range. So apparently ubuntu prefers using WiFi for file tranfer over ethernet. How can I change this behaviour or how can I tell the system to always use the ethernet network to access this folder?

Some extra information:
I set up the IP-addresses of the ethernet network manually. The sharing computer is and the other one is

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    @user535733 Well, that's exactly what I would have expected. But as you can see, my ubuntu did prefer the WiFi connection. When I unactivated it, the file transfer instantly worked with a lot higher speed. I didn't have to do anything to "fix" the network or anything like that. – Max Feb 26 '20 at 17:31
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    Sorry, I misread the problem. When both routes are active, do you get a lot of CPU activity? I wonder if it's a routing conflict. – user535733 Feb 26 '20 at 17:42
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    Read man ip-route. Do ip route and sudo journalctl /usr/sbin/NetworkManager to get more information. Edit your post, don't add info in comments. – waltinator Feb 26 '20 at 17:45
  • @user535733 On which machine? The one hosting the files, or the one receiving them? – Max Feb 27 '20 at 11:17
  • @waltinator Same question: From which machine do you want this information? And I checked the commands and the output of journalctl is extremely long. I can not append all of that to my question here. Can you maybe name me some limits? – Max Feb 27 '20 at 11:22

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