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

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

  1. subgenius macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008
    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?

  2. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    you didn't try to use gateway assistant did you?
  3. Random Chaos macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
    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. darfel macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    It's also possible your cable provider has some ports blocked, it might be worth checking out.

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