Can No Longer Connect To Xbox Live W/ Lion. Help!

newyorksole

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Hey guys I do a direct ethernet connection from my Xbox 360 to my iMac so that I can get on Xbox Live.

However, since downloading Lion my 360 says that I cannot connect to Xbox Live.

I didn't change any settings so Lion must've done something to my Network Settings that I'm unaware of.

Any ideas?
 

btbrossard

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Do you still have Internet Sharing active on your ethernet connection?

Is an IP address being assigned to the Xbox by the Mac?


I've had my Xbox go a little bit nuts if any network changes have occurred at all and the only way to fix was by doing the "Text Connection" thing on the Xbox.


Also, a cheap router might provide better functionality for your Xbox than sharing your internet connection from your Mac. Since you don't need wireless, you can get a wired router for under $20 if you look.
 
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ConnorCG

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Your iMac may be trying to share from AirPort -> Ethernet. You need to change this to Wi-Fi -> Ethernet.

 
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newyorksole

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thanks for the tip. for now I want to use the direct ethernet connection though.

I do "Test Connection" and the 360 won't even connect to the network.

the ethernet IP Address is different from the 360's IP Address, should they be the same?
 
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newyorksole

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Your iMac may be trying to share from AirPort -> Ethernet. You need to change this to Wi-Fi -> Ethernet.

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thanks! now on my Xbox it says that my current network config. may limit my online experience, any ideas on how to make it better?
 
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tuna

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I am having the same problem. Although I haven't tested it again since switching from Airport to Wi-Fi
 
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leiferik

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At first I just set everything to automatic settings.. And now today it's not working again. It's sharing from wi-fi to ethernet and it says the Network is connected.. just not the Internet.
 
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tuna

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I'm still having the problem after changing the internet sharing setting from "Airport" to "Wifi".
 
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