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Way to enable infrastructure mode without the extras?
Authored by: OmegaAtUMD on Dec 14, '02 09:23:47AM

This tip works perfectly for enabling the standard internet sharing suite. Before this tip, I had been running natd manually with my own ipfw rules and simply setting up an adhoc wireless network. I'd like to use apple's internet sharing except for 2 major reasons:
it assigns new ip addesses to shared interfaces
automatically starts its own dhcp server (bootpd)

any ideas on how to either stop this behavior or manually get my airport card to run in infrastructure mode instead of adhoc?



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Way to enable infrastructure mode without the extras?
Authored by: Jaharmi on Jan 31, '03 09:57:14AM

InternetSharing runs my AirPort card in infrastructure mode. If you have the AirPort menu extra in your menu bar, the AirPort "waves" will change to a diamond with an upward arrow inside.

As far as my Cisco AiroNet 350 card was concerned, it was connected to a real base station in infrastructure mode. I couldn't get it to connect to any software base stations in ad hoc mode, so I assume that's the difference that InternetSharing makes.



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