I have a home network made up of an AirPort Extreme and an AirPort Express that is set to extend the network.
Currently, my iMac is connected wirelessly but I have the option to connect it via Ethernet which I would like to try out.
My question is this: a number of features in iOS and OS X take advantage of the local wireless network (e.g., sending green bubble messages from the Mac through the phone, streaming audio through something like Airfoil, printing to a WiFi-aware printer).
If I connect my iMac with a wired connection to the AirPort Extreme, will it still be able to participate in the local wireless action?
If not, can I connect it through Ethernet for Internet access but leave the WiFi on just for the local stuff?