I have a Mac mini (leopard/4gb ram/2.0ghz core duo) that is currently acting as my NAS and is also connected to my tv as a htpc (netflix, eyetv, etc.). I'm wondering if I can get rid of my wifi router (its broken) and use the mini for this task. An Apple TV and 2 laptops would connect wirelessly to this network. Few questions:
- Does the internet connection sharing of Mac OS X have ample security for this (wpa2? any special firewall configuration options? etc.)
- Any 3rd party apps that would be better than what is built in?
- Is this advisable? I know there isn't any physical separation of the firewall and my inner network, but it seems if I configure this correctly, there wouldn't be issues.
(I guess I could go harder core and run two VMs -- one for routing, one for my "regular" tasks, but that might be too much for the mini to handle)