NAT/VPN on a Mini (Oy' Vey!)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by subgenius, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Ok, here is a good one to ponder.

    at work i have used the Gateway Setup assistant with out issue on 2 of our Xserves to config VPN access for my users. That said, at home I have attempted to do the same with my Mac-Mini ( 1.66 Core Solo / 2GB / 80 / SD and a slew o' fire wire drives) running 10.5 Server. I have the ethernet connected to my cable modem, and I am trying to perform NAT for my wireless via airport.

    So far no luck on this config. I am trying to avoid using "the natural", or spending more cash on Airport or 3rd party Wifi Base station (not to mention on electric).

    I do not need to reach anything past the mac mini from the outside world, as all i am trying to get is the external firewire drives.

    Has anyone had any luck with this type of configuration?

    -SubGenius
     
  2. macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    #2
    you didn't try to use gateway assistant did you?
     
  3. macrumors member

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    #3
    All that you should need is to make sure the right ports are forwarded for VPN on the router, and that they aren't firewalled anywhere. I'm running an OSX server at work behind a 3com router with VPN without any issues. Although it isn't using wireless.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    It's also possible your cable provider has some ports blocked, it might be worth checking out.
     

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