Using a MBP as a wireless AP

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Prodo123, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. Prodo123 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2010

    I want to use my dingy old MacBook Pro as a wireless AP for the local network that my apartment building has. This network has a central DHCP server with subnet, but if I enable internet sharing via System Preferences the MBP creates a double NAT with subnet How do I get the MBP to bridge the DHCP server from the network while bridging the connection from ethernet to WiFi?

    I do own macOS Server, if that helps. It does seem to have a DHCP server feature that I could mess around with.
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
  3. 960design macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    Seems like it should work.

    1. Share your connection from Ethernet
    2. Click on WiFi Options from setup page and configure internet shared network
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Unfortunately that double NATs the network.

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