Integrating NAS into existing network...

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mistuk
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Integrating NAS into existing network...

Post by mistuk » Fri May 08, 2015 12:47 pm

Hi folks. - I'm stumped! - Can Murus help me solve this problem?
Just got a NAS and have the following set up...

Mac Pro running 10.10.3 connected via 5ghz wifi to router. Router is allocating IP addresses via DHCP. Works fine. Other wifi clients on the same network can see the Mac Pro fine, as can other clients directly connected to router via Ethernet.

I want to add the NAS to the network by connecting it to my Mac Pro by Ethernet. I need any device on my wifi network to be able to access the NAS, and I need the NAS to be able to access the internet

I've connected the NAS to one of the Ethernet ports on the Mac Pro.

I've gone to sharing and selected share my wifi internet connection with the correct Ethernet port - turned internet sharing on - but nothing...

It doesn't seem to be allowing the DHCP server on the router to assign an address to my Ethernet port or to the NAS.

If I disable my wifi on the Mac Pro - I can connect to the NAS server but as soon as I turn the wifi on I cant connect to it.

Any ideas anyone?

hany
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Re: Integrating NAS into existing network...

Post by hany » Mon May 11, 2015 1:29 pm

Hello,
why you want to connect the NAS to your MacPro?
I want to add the NAS to the network by connecting it to my Mac Pro by Ethernet. I need any device on my wifi network to be able to access the NAS, and I need the NAS to be able to access the internet
I think the best choice is to connect your NAS to an ethernet switch, I don't see any reason to connect it to your MacPro if you don't need any type of filters. Probably I am missing something :)
I've gone to sharing and selected share my wifi internet connection with the correct Ethernet port - turned internet sharing on - but nothing...
This is normal. OS X Internet Sharing does not work with Murus (see manual), you need to use Murus NAT in case you want to turn your MacPro into a dual homed router. If you do so you may be able to connect your NAS to your MacPro and make it work as you expect, but you have to design your network to be split into 2 parts, with different network addresses. And DHCP will be available only to your main network (macs, pcs, phones) and not to your NAS. And you NAS won't be available if your MacPro is not running.

There is probably another way to do it, using only interface bridging (which is enabled by Murus boot scripts) but I've never tried it.
Please give me some more detailed info :)

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