Mac Mini 10Gbe NAS/DAS

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by CurtisBilly, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. CurtisBilly macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Question on networking on Mac mini:

    Would it be possible to connect a NAS directly to a 2018 Mac mini’s 10Gbe Ethernet to get max speed and still use WiFi to connect the Mac to an AirPort Extreme?

    My Airport is on the first floor and my office is on the second floor without an Ethernet jack.

    Would I just use Mac OSX share internet connection option with the NAS or is there a better way to configure?
  2. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    You could use a different ip segment for your 10g (ex. 10.10.1.x) and set your wifi (internet reachable) as the priority network and have the gateway and dns set to your airport. The NAS would have a 10.10.1.x ip and I would have a host entry in the mac for the NAS unit. That should work without network traffic getting confused. The NAS would essentially become a DAS.
  3. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

    Sep 5, 2013
    Oregon, USA
  4. KrisLord macrumors 65832

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    It’s worth looking at how much these type of NAS drives cost.

    I think for now the majority of NAS users are best served by 1Gbjt Ethernet.
  5. CurtisBilly thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2006

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