Question About Ethernet Internet Sharing to Game Console via Wireless

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MZ3Alex, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. MZ3Alex macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2009
    This is probably in the wrong section, and I apologize but I wasn't sure where to put it.

    I am at college and we do not have wireless internet here. It is all ethernet. I am trying to share my ethernet connection via AirPort to my x-Box 360 as I am currently doing successfully with my iPhone. However my x-Box will not connect to the shared connection from my MacBook. How do I get it to connect or set up a connection so that it will?

    I have done a lot of searching and everything I have found is the opposite of this where it is sharing a wireless connection via ethernet cable to the 360. I want to share the ethernet via wireless to my 360.

    And the reason I am doing this is because I can connect it to the ethernet, however the network will kick the 360 off because it is not a computer. I submitted a request form to the IT people here to register my 360's mac address so it doesn't kick it off but I am sick of waiting for them to do it so I would rather just run it through my computer in the meantime.

    So is there any way to do this?

  2. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    Hi. For me this would be the simplest and quickest way. *If* you can spend 20-30$ on a router. Find the MAC address of your Mac's ethernet card. Clone it onto the router (pretty easy and the router documentation should tell you how). Plug your router into the connection for the network, and it will appear to be your computer. Then you can plug in your Mac and your Xbox.


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