ICG’s NxtMail Server provides a local wireless access point (AP) in the aircraft cabin permitting Wi-Fi capable devices to access conventional Internet Protocol (IP) based terrestrial services. Besides acting as an AP and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server, the NxtMail Server efficiently and automatically manages link access to optimize “on-air” time and associated costs. The Server has various interfaces that include: multiple serial ports, fax dial-up data interface, Ethernet, and USB. The NxtMail Server provides internal router functions and access of up to 10 user devices, offering a truly wireless system for the aircraft cabin. Multiple serial interfaces with port management, permit connections of several RS-232 devices without the risk of port contention, collisions or data corruption. Services such as Airshow, EFBs and cabin data ports can be simultaneously connected. Wi-Fi capable user devices, such as laptops, smartphones and tablets are automatically assigned an IP address by the DHCP server to provide immediate access to the system without user intervention or setup beyond what is required with any Wi-Fi network. The NxtMail Server’s open architecture enables connection to most high speed Satcom systems including Inmarsat Swift64, SwiftBroadband and KA / KU-band making it the ideal Wi-Fi solution for any size aircraft cabin or application.