macbook -> Xbox

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  1. ElCambo macrumors regular

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    I used to have my xbox connected through my router and transferred videos to it using c-xbox tool. Now with my macbook the wireless router is in another room so I cant connect my xbox to the router. Is it possible to directly connect my xbox to my macbook through ethernet cable, and use a program to transfer videos to my xbox?

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  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    You can share your wireless internet connection through your ethernet port, but I don't know if that'll help you do what you want to do.

    If you have wireless, why don't you move your wireless back to the Xbox and hard-wire it, then use the wireless across the house on your MacBook, the whole point of a wireless connection is so you can free your self, and not have to be located next to the router.
     
  3. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I cant move the wireless back to the xbox because the xbox is in my room with the tv, while the wireless is out in the living room. There is no internet connection within my room.
     
  4. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Buy a second wireless box, plug it in in your room to extend the range, and then plug the Xbox into it through the appropriate port :p

    Okay that's an expensive option, so I dunno, but sharing your internet connection is possible, look for it in sharing preferences, in system prefs.
     
  5. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Why not buy one of those game adaptors. I know Linksys has one/some and I've seen some made for the Xbox also.

    It would be less expensive than buying an access point.
     
  6. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is that just like a wireless plug for the xbox?
     
  7. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, a little box with an antenna on one side and an ethernet cable on the other. I'm not sure where it gets its power from, though, I'm assuming the wall. I also don't know how much they are, but that is an option that hasn't been mentioned.
     
  8. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    I didn't know they existed :p I don't have a games console anymore, well not in Hong Kong at least. But it sounds like the way to go.
     
  9. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I use a Linksys Wireless Game Adapter on my Xbox. It is only 802.11b, but it was dirt cheap, and works perfectly for my needs.
    You can also get a 802.11g adapter, but it is more expensive (~$84).
     
  10. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    You know, you only need an FTP program to put stuff onto your XBOX.

    know the IP, from your routers assignment, and the login is always

    xbox/xbox



    I dont know about that program you use, but its only for XBOX, I assume.

    An FTP program is an FTP program!

    FYI.
     
  11. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I could run it directly via ethernet from my macbook to xbox? Whats the best FTP program for max to xbox?
     
  12. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    There's no reason connecting directly to your xbox from the mac (or vice-versa) should be any different than before. Unless I'm completely misunderstanding... are you running XBMC??
     
  13. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes to watch the videos i put on the xbox i used XBMC
     
  14. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Normally you'd need a crossover cable but new NICs like those in the macbook and xbox can auto-sense and don't normally need crossover cables.

    Basically you should be able to plug the two together and use the same too. If you use dynamic IP addresses though you'll need to statically assign an IP and subnet to the xbox and to the macbook as well since nothing will be auto-assigning either of them an IP.

    Make sense?
     
  15. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is the best ftp program to use between my mac and xbox?
     
  16. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    anyone?
     
  17. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    "If you use dynamic IP addresses though you'll need to statically assign an IP and subnet to the xbox and to the macbook as well since nothing will be auto-assigning either of them an IP."


    How do i do this?
     
  18. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    CuteFTP for mac...
    Panic - Transmit 3
     
  19. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Your xbox should have an IP.

    Within the XBMC settings, network youll find it.

    Depending on if you are using a router or direct-connection, you will need to change the stuff found here.

    Static/Dynamic etc etc. (it should match the info found within your OSX system network prefs, except the IP address of course)

    From there, youll get the IP of the xbox.

    Use any ftp program, (Transmit, fetch etc), to connect to the IP using xbox/xbox as the log/pass.


    The best way to do this is to use a router. Within the router settings, from a browser window, you assign the MAC ID of the xbox to a permanent IP address. and use that IP to log in.

    The settings within your router and the xbox network settings need to match, like the subnet mask etc etc.

    xbox-scene.com is still the best repository of info.
     
  20. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    He's asking about connecting his macbook to the xbox directly, since the xbox isn't accessible to the router at the moment.
     
  21. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    and your post furthered this thread...how?



    as I said, xbox-scene.com is your best bet.


    connect the macbook to the xbox.

    go into XBMC network settings.

    go into system prefs, network in OSX.

    copy all the info from OSX to the XBOX settings.

    AFAIK, just set the xbox to a static IP of your choosing.

    use that IP as the address in the FTP program.
     
  22. ElCambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I did this and after i take the ip from OSX and put it in the xbox settings, once i save and restart the osx ip address changes
     

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