DNS error when internet sharing with xbox 360

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  1. WhtsAGoodUsrnme macrumors newbie

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    I am having trouble using my ibook g4 as a bridge between my xbox 360 and my wireless router, here is my setup.

    Internet---Wireless Router---iBook G4(with airport extreme)---xbox 360 via ethernet

    These are the settings I am using:

    iBook g4

    Internet Sharing from airport to ethernet port

    The ethernet port has a static ip of 10.0.0.1 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

    Xbox 360

    IP 10.0.0.2

    Subnet mask 255.255.255.0

    Default router 10.0.0.1

    Primary DNS 192.168.0.1 (My Router's IP)

    Secondary DNS xx.x.xxx.xx ( a dns server assigned by my ISP)

    When I run check the xbox live connection it comes up with

    Network(good) Internet(Fail) Xbox Live (Fail)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    DNS = domain name server

    You've told it your router's IP, rather than an actual domain name server's address. Try Open DNS': 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
     
  3. WhtsAGoodUsrnme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DNS Error

    I just tried that and it didn't work, I also tried the primary and secondary dns on my router config page :(

    Thanks anyway
     
  4. WhtsAGoodUsrnme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any Other Suggestions?

    :)They would be really appreciated :)
     
  5. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Try asking over in the networking area of the forum.
     
  6. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Here is what I had to do on an old iBook:
    *Start Internet Sharing
    *Edit /etc/bootpd.plist as root: change reply_threshold_seconds to 0
    *Reboot. Yes, you really do have to reboot. Don't start/stop Internet Sharing before rebooting because it will revert your change on you.

    Then XBOX 360 connects fine. This is a little quicker than some methods where they set a static connection via XBOX 360 console. If you are interested, that method is here.
     
  7. WhtsAGoodUsrnme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help, i started to try the joystiq method and I cannot find the inet ip address.

    Could I please have more info on the first method?:)
     
  8. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    If you want to do their method, the inet address is found like this
    If you want to try it without a static IP address, simply make sure that Internet Sharing is on in system prefs.

    In Terminal, edit /etc/bootpd.plist as root. You can do this
    Code:
    sudo vi /etc/bootpd.plist
    Go down and look for reply_threshold_seconds.

    Change its value to 0, then write and close the file by entering this:
    Code:
    :wq
    Reboot. Once back up, attach ethernet and it should work. If not, try the joystiq method.
     
  9. WhtsAGoodUsrnme thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I cannot find the inet address
     

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