Ethernet network with Wireless internet

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Fletcherrobert, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Fletcherrobert macrumors newbie

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    I have a group of iMacs in a lab which all connect to the internet through their airports. I want to privately share files that only those computers can access by setting up an ethernet hub with all the computers connected to it.

    How do I only share files through the ethernet port and not the airport which is happening automatically??

    Because when I start sharing files on those computers the files are accessible by anyone with a laptop with an airport...
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Its possible but I don't have the ability to tell you how to do this step by step in mac since I do this on windows machines.

    You can create a second network connection however you will need to assign static IP addresses not DHCP because your wireless network is probably using DHCP. Use the static connection to connect all the computers you want to share privately.
     
  3. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of making a different network configuration, you probably need to set up permissions for your shared files/fodlers. I don't have a Mac here, but IIRC having private shares is not difficult to set up.
     
  4. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    I think that what you're doing is building an over-elaborate solution here when the much simpler answer would be to secure the shares properly.
     
  5. Fletcherrobert thread starter macrumors newbie

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    new direction

    cheers guys ill look into the static IP and also the network protection.
     

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