Connecting to xbox LIVE through MacBook Pro internet sharing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iNickk, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. iNickk macrumors member

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    Sorry for the long title. What I'm trying to do is to share my mac's internet connection wirelessly, from the ethernet cable I have in my dorm room at university, over wifi, so the xbox picks it up and I can play on LIVE.

    I have set up internet sharing, and am successfully sharing my connection with my iPhone and iPad, so it works.

    I thought the problem may be something to do with the internet ports being blocked on the campus network. But that doesn't seem to be the problem. I can't even get my xbox to connect to my laptop. I choose the SSID ("Nick's Laptop") and when i choose test connection, it says unable to obtain an IP address.

    here is a helpful diagram:
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  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    What frequency are you transmitting to the XBox 360 in that Ad-Hock setup?
     
  3. iNickk thread starter macrumors member

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    How would I find this out?
     
  4. iNickk thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay. Sorry for the double post. I've worked out what I was doing wrong. The xbox needed some DNS settings. So on my mac i went into network and found them, and copied them into the xbox. Now working, thank you anyway.
     
  5. KrsutyCheerio macrumors newbie

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    how were you able to connect your xbox to your macbook? Im running lion and mim trying to connect by setting everything to automatic and I'm using a college campus network which doesn't allow online gaming which is why I'm trying to connect it via ethernet cable on the mac. It doesn't even connect to the network when i test it.
     

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