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Share internet connection over Airport?

2825 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2008 12:13 PM by Nicholas Shaff RSS
Patrick Gibson Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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Is there a way in Leopard Server to share the internet (ethernet) connection over Airport like you can in the client version?
MacBook 2.0GHz Core Duo, iMac 20" Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • borrel Calculating status...
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    Jan 9, 2008 12:21 AM (in response to Patrick Gibson)
    Did you resolve this question? I too am searching for the airport sharing feature. One would have thought it natural for the SERVER to share rather than the client.
    PowerBook 17", MacBook Pro 17", PowerBook 12", iPhone, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Tiger, Leopard Client, Leopard Server
  • Nicholas Shaff Calculating status...
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    Jan 9, 2008 12:13 PM (in response to Patrick Gibson)
    As far as I know there's no simple way to do something like this on server. I would assume this is likely because Xserves dont even have Airport cards (and are probably the primary destination of the server OS), and they're usually not in ideal locations to be the hub of a wireless network.

    This is also not to mention that the client version of this implementation isn't very good (or wasn't in 10.4). It only supports WEP encryption (which is nearly no encryption anyway) and the created network, if encrypted, will only work with Macs generally. PCs wont be able to connect (due to something with the way the authentication is handled if I remember correctly).

    A third party solution like IPNetRouter (http://www.sustworks.com/site/prodipnrxoverview.html) may work in your situation, but you're paying money for that (and I'd thoroughly test it on a trial before hand).
    2x Intel Xserves, Managing Macbooks, Macbook Pros and iMacs, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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