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AppleMasterFlex
Oct 15, 2008, 02:02 PM
Ok, so i want to connect my xbox 360 using a ethernet cable and am wondering if my case will work

Heres the case I have a main computer upstairs that has the main modem and also has a router. My xbox 360 is downstairs and so is the mac which is connected wirelessly to my upstairs router. Im wondering if i plug in the ethernet cable to xbox 360 and run it to the ethernet port in the mac will my xbox 360 live work.

If you guys can help on letting me know if this is right and i heard you have to set the connection on your mac to something different for it to work...



thedarkhorse
Oct 15, 2008, 02:06 PM
I don't think so, you'll need to either get the expensive wifi adaptor for the 360 or run some ethernet cable from your 360 to your router.

AppleMasterFlex
Oct 15, 2008, 02:26 PM
What if i buy a router like a linksys and plug that into the mac then run the xbox ethernet to the router's ethernet port that is connected to the mac.

or does only appleairport extreme routers work with macs.

lostinmysphere
Oct 15, 2008, 03:18 PM
Heres the case I have a main computer upstairs that has the main modem and also has a router. My xbox 360 is downstairs and so is the mac which is connected wirelessly to my upstairs router. Im wondering if i plug in the ethernet cable to xbox 360 and run it to the ethernet port in the mac will my xbox 360 live work. .

See here: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/07/17/how-to-share-your-macs-internet-connection-with-your-xbox/

Used to work for me...

Cander
Oct 15, 2008, 03:29 PM
That site linked above is blocked here at work but it is probably the same steps I used at one point to use my iBook to share the Wireless with my 360 via a crossover ethernet cable and it worked fine. I now use one of these I got a Wal Mart for 40$ http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=154416.

AppleMasterFlex
Oct 15, 2008, 03:34 PM
See here: http://www.joystiq.com/2006/07/17/how-to-share-your-macs-internet-connection-with-your-xbox/

Used to work for me...

i opened the link to the website and it says something about airport, do i need an airport extreme router or no.

AppleMasterFlex
Oct 15, 2008, 03:35 PM
That site linked above is blocked here at work but it is probably the same steps I used at one point to use my iBook to share the Wireless with my 360 via a crossover ethernet cable and it worked fine. I now use one of these I got a Wal Mart for 40$ http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=154416.

And with that belkin gaming adapter all you have to do is plug it into the xbox and connect it wirelessly to the router right?

UltraNEO*
Oct 15, 2008, 03:40 PM
Seriously...

I don't know why people who can find links to helpful sites can't also quote them too. Saves a lot of hassle later, should the article be removed.


If, like me, you have your Xbox 360 placed near your wifi-enabled computer, but away from your wireless router or modem, then you'll want to take advantage of the Xbox's ability to "borrow" your computer's internet connection. For Windows users, this process is simple; it's just a matter of "bridging" your computer's wifi connection to your PC's ethernet port which is plugged into your Xbox. For Mac users, the process ain't so easy. What follows is a guide for getting your Xbox 360 to accept Mac OS X's internet sharing option.

This method worked for me, although there are several methods dotted around Mac forums on the net that seem to work for other people:
Mac OS X hints thread: Xbox Live - Internet Sharing (http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=30830)
Jaharmi's guide to Xbox and Mac OS X Internet Sharing (http://www.jaharmi.com/discuss/msgReader$1909)
Nintelligent's guide to connecting to Xbox Live through your Mac (http://www.nintelligent.net/311-Connect_to_Xbox_Live_through_your_Mac.html)
Apple Support forums: iBook's internet to Xbox Live? (http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=2587950)Before you start configuring, open up Terminal (in Applications -> Utilities) and type "ifconfig en0" (zero, not a capital-o). You're looking for the bit that says "inet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx". In my case, the number I get here is 192.168.2.1 Second, note down the IP address of your wireless router, which in my case is 192.168.0.1

On your Mac
Connect your Mac to your wireless internet connection
Connect your Xbox 360 to your Mac via Ethernet
In System Preferences -> Sharing, enable Internet Sharing between your Airport and Ethernet connectionOn your Xbox 360
Start up your Xbox and navigate to the Network settings menu
Under IP address, enter the number you got from the "ifconfig en0" command earlier on, but with the final number one place higher. In my case, I take the 192.168.2.1, and input 192.168.2.2in the IP address box on my Xbox 360.
Under subnet, input 255.255.255.0
Under router/gateway, enter the number you got earlier from the "ifconfig en0" command. In my case, that's "192.168.2.1"
Move onto DNS. Enter the IP address of your wireless router (in my case, "192.168.0.1") in both the primary and secondary IP address fields
Leave PPPoE and Advanced settings blank (i.e. OFF and Automatic)
You should now be able to connect to Xbox Live via your internet sharing MacIf you manage to get this method, or a similar method working, don't forget to drop by the comments thread to record your experience!

Cander
Oct 15, 2008, 03:41 PM
And with that belkin gaming adapter all you have to do is plug it into the xbox and connect it wirelessly to the router right?

I needed to hook it up to a computer that was connected to my network to configure it first.

Ack and that software I believe was Windows only as I recall. Forgot about that part. The new one Belkin lists says it doesnt need configuration so mayeb that is why that one is so much more expensive.