You could probably achieve what you want by some mechanism on your
broadband router (which I assume is the wireless access point?), but
this can be dangerous (and will vary from router firmware to router
firmware) as you could accidentally expose your whole server to the
A neater and safer way to do it is to get a combo [wireless access point
and LAN router/ switch] + an additional ethernet port for your server.
Turn off the wireless on your internet router and let it do only
internet (WAN) traffic through the firewall on your server. (on ethernet
1, external network).
Your new network router/switch can now direct all traffic (wired or
wireless, on ethernet2, internal network) to the internet and intranet
through the security mechanisms you have set up on your server.
I recommend that you look at something like Zentyal (formerly Ebox,
built on Ubuntu) for your server as it makes setting this up user friendly.
There are probably other ways of doing it, this is just how I do it.
On 02/12/11 10:49, kevin wrote:
> My knowledge of wireless networks is minimal. At home I have a server
> with a broadband router and a small network off an ethernet port. I can
> use the router to access the internet from a wireless laptop but what do
> I need to set up to get the wireless laptop to access files on the
>> I am guessing some setting on the router and playing with iptables.
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