Using a Mac Mini as a router

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by heed, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. heed macrumors newbie

    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.
  2. Socorso 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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