I'm not quite sure how to go about this networking setup

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by thesandbox, May 11, 2012.

  1. thesandbox macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2012
    Hello all,

    Usually I am pretty good with setting everything up, but I don't know it all. :)

    Here's what I'm trying to do. Maybe someone can help.

    I would like to have my MacBook connect to the internet using Wifi. From my mac I would like to share the airport internet connection to a wireless router through my Ethernet port, and allow devices like an iPhone or another laptop to connect to the router Wifi and use the internet provided from my mac. I am using a cheap d-link 615 to do this.

    I have been playing around with the internet sharing options but it seems like what I configure on my router just isn't working correctly. Does anyone know of a way to set this up?

  2. jahala macrumors regular


    Feb 7, 2008
    If your mac is connecting to the internet wirelessly, can your other devices connect to the same wireless network? Why do you want to route their connection through your mac first?
  3. GeekGuys macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2009
    So it sounds like you are using your mac as a wifi extender? Your phone would wifi connect to the extended router which would be on e same network as your mac Ethernet. However, you mac wifi is on the Internet connected router which would need to be on a second network.

    I guess this is possible if your mac can bridge between wifi and Ethernet? I thought they shared the same bus so would be seen as a combined NiC but I could be wrong.

    Is this what you are trying to do?

    Check out this link. It might be what you are after

  4. rwwest7 macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2011
    That's an awful expensive bridge! Why not just pick something up online that does the same thing for cheap and then your Mac won't be on 24/7?

    I know you can create an ad-hoc network with your Airport. But as for what you're trying I doubt it is possible, because there are tons of other options that will work a ton better.


    Only $50.
  5. blacka4 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2009
    plus if I read this correctly, you can't connect your mac to 2 different wifi networks. You can't connect to one then expect to share the connection via wireless after you are already connected to a network.

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