Using a Mac Mini as a router


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 22, 2009

I have this old Mac Mini that I was gonna use as a media center/pvr type thing. I do not have a router at the moment, so I thought maybe I could use the mini as a router as well.

The only problem with this setup is that it doesn't look like the internet sharing feature of Mac OS X supports anything but WEP. It's missing some other key features as well, like port mapping.

Is there any third party software that enables this? I was planning on installing Mac OS X Server on it, if that helps.


macrumors member
Mar 24, 2007
I was thinking of doing the same thing

How does using a Mac Mini as a router work? How many macs are sharing your internet connection? Wireless and wired? is it just as fast as using an airport extreme?
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