6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2013 4:46 AM by James Knight3
James Knight3 Level 1 (15 points)

Hi

 

My server connects to the internet via ethernet and I'd like to setup something like internet sharing so that I have a WiFi connection in the same office as the server.

 

I read how to do this using Gateway Setup Assistant but I already have a DHCP setup with lots of static maps and have no wish to overwrite all that.

 

I've turned on NAT and attempted to create a new Subnet using DHCP but it doesn't offer me Airport in the network interface menu (only en0 and fw0). Airport is turned on in network system prefs.

 

Hope someone can help.

 

Cheers

 

James


Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • James Knight3 Level 1 (15 points)

    nobody? really? someone must know how to do this!

     

    hope someone can help

     

    thanks

     

    James

  • James Knight3 Level 1 (15 points)

    please could anyone reply - even if to say it's impossible...

  • datasmith Level 1 (45 points)

    James,

     

    Why not use a router, such as Apple's Airport Extreme?

    A router can do NAT, DHCP, share an internet connection, and provide wifi.

  • James Knight3 Level 1 (15 points)

    I was using an Airport Extreme but it was unreliable and kept requiring a restart. I only need WiFi in the office occasionally and I figured I could use the server sitting in the corner to provide this service.

     

    Sure I could go and buy another box. But why can't I make the server do the job?

     

    Cheers

     

    James

  • Camelot Level 8 (46,665 points)

    I've turned on NAT and attempted to create a new Subnet using DHCP but it doesn't offer me Airport in the network interface menu (only en0 and fw0). Airport is turned on in network system prefs.

     

    Have you actually configured the AirPort network with its own IP address settings (in a different subnet from the wired ethernet port)?

     

    Having the interface enabled isn't enough to make it a viable gateway interface. It needs an IP address/subnet mask too.

  • James Knight3 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thank you Camelot. I have configured the Airport interface with a manual IP address in a different subnet, and also tried creating a computer-to-computer network using Airport. Neither of these helped - the interface still does not appear as a gateway interface.