How do I setup Internet file sharing for a Mac with OS 9?

Can I get Mac’s OS9x Internet File Sharing to work through my router?

Solution:

1. If you are using the XRouter, WSR-5000 or PR-100 and have a Mac on your Network that is running OS9x, you can allow people who are using other Macs over the Internet, to access files on your hard drive. The procedure is very simple:

2. Access your Mac’s TCP/IP control panel and set your configuration to manual. Give yourself an IP Address of 192.168.1.2 (for example) with a Subnet Mask of 255.255.255.0 and Router Address 192.168.1.1. Don’t forget to enter your ISP’s Name Server Addresses in the field at the bottom of the window (the correct DNS numbers can be found in the routers One Page setup after you have been on-line through the router then to Status Monitor or if you have a static IP address).

3. Use your web browser to access the router’s configuration page and click on the link for Virtual Server. In the Virtual Server, open port 548 to the Internal IP Address of the Mac running OS9x.
People on the Internet will now be able to access your files by entering your public IP Address in their Chooser.

Please note that one computer at a time will be able to be accessed in this fashion. Should you wish to change computers on which files are shared over the Internet, you will need to change the Virtual Server settings to reflect the IP Address of the second computer.


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