Trying to get onto XBox Live via my macbook...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ubuntu, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Ubuntu macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2005
    I followed this guide. I'm using 10.5.2. with a 360 + macbook. The 360 is connected via ethernet.

    This is the guide. The problem is highlighted in bold.

    The IP address I get from the server is the same as what I get when I type ifconfig en0.

    Thus I always get a DNS error. Can someone help me?

  2. soms macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2007
    What you need to do is find the DNS servers and set them manually.
    cat /etc/resolv.conf | grep nameserver
    try that in terminal, should work for you
  3. Ubuntu thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2005
    Thanks, but I got as well.

    Still claims DNS error.
  4. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
  5. Wiredrawn macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2008
    I've done the same thing with my MacBook, works great!

    And it's a lot better than shelling out £60 for the wireless adaptor!

    I followed this youtube video:

    Worked a treat!!!!
  6. soms macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2007
    That screen should show you your DNS servers on your mac
  7. eman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 5, 2007
    In the great white north
    Try these instruction. This is how I connect to Xbox live.

    Connect xbox live from macbook

    Mac OS X
    1) System Preferences-->Network-->Built-in Ethernet-->TCP/IP
    2) Set Configure IPv4: to Manually
    - Set IP Address: to
    - Set Subnet Mask: to
    3) System Preferences-->Sharing-->Internet
    4) Set Share your connection from: to Airport
    - Set To computers using: to Built-in Ethernet
    - Click Start and than Start

    XBOX 360
    1) While in the Dashboard, navigate to the System blade
    2) Network Settings-->Edit Settings-->IP Settings-->Manual
    3) Set IP Address to ( The first three segments i.e. 10.0.0 will need to match what you set in step #2 of the Mac OS X section )
    - Set Subnet Mask to
    - Set Gateway to ( What you set in step #2 under the Mac OS X section )
    - Click Done
    4) Go to DNS Settings
    *** NOTE: I set the primary to my router and the secondary to my ISP's primary. You can find your router's IP by going to your MacBook and to System Preferences-->Network-->Airport-->TCP/IP
    *** NOTE: You can usually find your ISP's DNS servers in your routers status page, see the manual that came with your router for more information
  8. Ubuntu thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 3, 2005
    This worked for me.


    And thanks to eeryone else!
  9. conrad1992 macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    Works but not 100%

    so i connect and play online etc.

    Only problem i am suffering is, if i am playing call of duty 4 i can not connect to my friend, or chat. eg if i am invited to his party i cant. i can join his session but not his party. and only seems to be if i am playing cod(may be coincidence). just wondering if anyone has any ideas?

  10. staysmall macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    Ubuntu= this guide was made especially for macs, its the one I used and it worked great.hope it helps.

    conrad1992= You will not be able to get a connection better than moderate if you use your mac to connect wirelessly to xbox live. sorry buddy.
  11. conrad1992 macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008

    ok fair enough. if i do splash out on the wireless dongle thing, will it defiantly let me connect with friends etc??

  12. WhtsAGoodUsrnme macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    DNS Error

    I am also having trouble with the dns settings and have tried the guide that was posted by eman.:mad:
  13. pUREcoin macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
  14. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    I Followed these steps i found in the comments of another forum and it worked perfectly and it worked perfectly

    "After some pain in @$$ I finally got it to work. Wasn’t trying to hook into XBOX, but a Directv HD Receiver. Using OS X 10.5.8 on macbook pro
What I did–
1. Start with the previous posts of sharing your internet connection.

    1.1. type “ifconfig en0″ in the terminal and view your inet address–mine was
    2. Go into System Prefs / Network

    2.1. click on AirPort, then advanced — make note of your router address–mine was–because this poses as a conflict with the inet address i logged into my router and changed it’s address to be
    3. Select Ethernet

    3.1. In the configure drop-down box, select “Using DHCP with manual address”

    3.2. Click on the IP address and use inet address ( –should be

    3.3. Type your router address in the DNS server block (see item 2.1)

    3.4. click apply — you are done with configuring the computer
    4. XBOX setup (For my example I am using Directv HD DVR, but items should be the same)

    4.1. IP address should be a non-conflicting IP address. If you used in step 3.2, then add 1 more (
4.2. Subnet Mask =

    4.3. Default gateway = the number from item 3.2

    4.4. DNS server will be your router IP address from item 2.1

Share This Page