Using a MBP as a wireless AP

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  1. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

    Prodo123

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    Hi,

    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 192.168.0.0/24, but if I enable internet sharing via System Preferences the MBP creates a double NAT with subnet 192.168.2.0/24. 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.
     
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  3. 960design macrumors 68030

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    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

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    Unfortunately that double NATs the network.
     

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