360 to mac

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  1. t1rider321 macrumors regular

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    i just got my 360 and i want to play on xbox live, how can i hook my xbox live up to my mac. the mac is connected by the airport so i have the xbox plugged into the macs ethernet, how do i make it so the xbox can connect?

    help fast please!
     
  2. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Wouldn't you have to either:

    Code:
    Plan A:
    
    
                           o---> AirPort ===> Mac
    Modem ---> Router -----|
                           o---> 360               
    
    
    
    
    Plan B:
    
                           o===> Mac
    Modem ---> AirPort ===>|
                           o===> 360 Wi-Fi Adaptor ---> 360
    
    
    
    ---> = Wired
    ===> = Wireless
    
    I'm no expert so I might be wrong.

    That's the 360 Wi-Fi adaptor: Link
     
  3. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    You need to enable internet connection sharing on your Mac. Also, you need to manually set up the Xbox's IP Address, it doesn't get it automatically for some reason.
     
  4. srobert macrumors 68020

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    So it's possible to use the unused ethernet port of a mac to "broadcast" the connection? Good to know. I might use that in other setups :)
     
  5. t1rider321 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how do i find out my ip adress?
     
  6. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's not very intuitive with an Xbox, but it's useful for times when you're missing a Wi-Fi adapter and you can't move your router ;)
     
  7. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    For the Xbox it's just any valid address, try 192.168.2.20...

    Ok, here are the full steps, they might be innacurate because I don't have a 360 with me right now:
    - If your Mac is old make sure you're using a crossover cable.
    -Turn on internet connection sharing and select Share your connection from: Airport
    -Configure your ethernet connection as follows:
    *DHCP with manual address
    *IP Address: 192.168.2.1 subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    *dns: the IP Address acquired by your airport card
    -Configure your 360:
    *IP Address: 192.168.2.20 subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    *Gateway address: Mac's ethernet address (192.168.2.1)
    -Pray

    I hope this helps, it might get a little more complicated depending on your setup.
     
  8. t1rider321 thread starter macrumors regular

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    the ip adress works now but i cant get dns to work. any ideas?
     
  9. floyde macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure you add the airport card's IP Address to the ethernet card's DNS address list and that the Xbox's gateway address is the same as your ethernet card's address. You could also add the ethernet card's address to the Xbox's DNS address list (or the airport card's address if that fails). I'm not that good at networking so I'm not sure (I got it working because I'm good at fiddling with stuff).

    Also, you can open a terminal window and use the ping command to see if the machines are actually communicating. Type ping 192.168.2.20
     
  10. t1rider321 thread starter macrumors regular

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  11. Mac Pwnz You macrumors newbie

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    Hey, how did you get it to work? I can't do it!!!
     

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