Help getting wireless powerbook to connect XBOX

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  1. chops612 macrumors newbie

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    I have searched the net high and low and the few thigns that come up on thi stopic aiin't really working. There has to be a good networking guy out here that can help. I want to use internet sharing on my 17" PB to act as a wireless router for my xbox. I have manually entered numbers all day and night and the furthest along I can get on my xbox is to the DNS check, which fails. I would greatly appreciate some help from any experts out there. I know it can be done, I just, don't know what I am missing. Thanks
    ~Justin
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Make sure that the firewall is turned off on your Powerbook. This will prevent Internet Sharing from working.
     
  3. simie macrumors 6502a

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    Click here for instructions on setting up your Xbox.

    The article fails to mention that you may need set up Port Forwarding in your router to open a tunnel to the internet for your Xbox.

    The other method to use if you can't get to grips with Port Forwarding is DMZ which exposes only the Xbox to the internet, and opens up all ports.
    Some routers don't support this.

    Port Forwarding is the safest method as it only opens up that port, your Xbox is then protected by your routers firewall.

    Microsoft have stated that not all routers work with the Xbox, here is a list of some that do work and some that don't work.

    These lists are based on preliminary testing and subject to change without notice. I found this list on the Xbox forum.


    Asante
    FR3004C
    Belkin
    F5D5230-4
    CompUSA
    Cable/DSL Router
    Dlink
    Dl704
    Dl707
    Dl804
    Linksys
    BEFSR11
    BEFSR41
    BEFSR41
    BEFSR81
    BEFSW11S4
    NR041
    Melco/Buffalo
    BLR2-TX4
    Netgear
    FM114P
    FR114P
    FR314
    FVS318
    RP614
    Siemens
    SpeedStream SS2602
    SMC
    7004ABR
    7004VWBR
    ZyXel
    Prestige 310
    Prestige 944



    Don't Use These Routers with Xbox Live as they are currently unsupported.
    If you find your router in the list below then check for a firmware update.

    Netgear
    FR114P
    MR314
    MR314
    RP114
    RP334
    RP334
    RT314
    RT314
    RT311
    RT311
    SMC
    7004VBR
    ZyXel
    Prestige 314
     
  4. chops612 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No firewall on and those instrructions didn't really help. Anyone got any setup experiences etc...? i know i could just buy a router, but I know I can get this goin and I really want to. thanks
     
  5. hkala macrumors member

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    the netgear router is one both list???
    which model?
     
  6. simie macrumors 6502a

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    DLink specify the these routers are compatible with the Xbox.

    Click here for their list

    These Netgear Routers that are compatible with the Xbox.

    WGR614 Cable/ DSL Wireless Router 54 Mbps/ 2.4 GHz
    WGU624 Double 108 Mbps Wireless Firewall Router
    DG632 ADSL Modem Router

    WGE101 54 MBPS wireless ethernet bridge is also compatible.

    For Xbox Live to work correctly, the following ports need to be open:

    •*UDP 88
    •*UDP 3074
    •*TCP 3074


    Configure your firewall to allow these ports to be open when Xbox needs access.

    Click here for configuration settings of Xbox, on this forum, users have successfully used their Mac's to share internet connections with Xbox's.
     
  7. chops612 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats the weird part I have followed that forums instructions to the T and still messed around, but I can't get it working. I wish I could PM one of thsoe guys, but you have to pay to be a member there. I was hoping someone would have some personal experience and be willing to help share the knowledge. The xbox live worked fine when plugged directly into the router, but the problem is bridging the gap from my PB to the router.
     
  8. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    I had the same problen but with my playstation, the dns is the only problem. This requires many google searches and etc to find the dns and then input it in the xbox.

    Here's the site i found
    http://www.ordersomewherechaos.com/rosso/articles/2005/ps2-wifi-mac/

    Give it a go. Entering the details and reply back if it works. I just used the numbers and i got a connection. I
     
  9. simie macrumors 6502a

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    Here are some DNS servers to try

    Sysmatrix DNS Servers
    Primary DNS: 4.2.2.1
    Secondary DNS: 4.2.2.2

    ns2.aracnet DNS Servers
    Primary DNS: 216.99.193.19
    Secondary DNS: 216.99.193.2

    Dslextreme DNS Servers
    Primary DNS address will be 66.51.205.100
    Secondary DNS address 66.51.206.100 Southern California
    Secondary DNS address 66.218.44.5 Northern California

    Ideally you should enter your own ISP's DNS servers
     
  10. chops612 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HOLY CHRIST i folloewed the site and it F'in works!! dam thanks everyone!!!
     

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