Xbox 360 DNS settings help

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by CptCrunch, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. CptCrunch macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2009
    It's Christmas time!

    And this year I got a Xbox 360 but I've ran into a few issues off the bat.

    I've been trying to configure my network settings all day now and seeing I don't know really anything about computers let alone anything else electronic I need some help.

    So I'm using my computers internet for the Xbox, I've got a wireless router downstairs and I'm currently on my iMac which I plan to connect with the Xbox, the iMac is connected wirelessly. After reading many guides and questionaires I've noticed that it is possible to use my computer as the internet source but so far I haven't quite figured it out.

    Currently my IP settings I believe are working, it's my DNS that's a problem.

    After reading a guide that had told me to do everything manually and how to do it I am currently with this

    Ip Settings Manual
    IP Address
    Subnet Mask

    Now that is fine, it's connected me to the network

    Here's the problem I've run into, I was told that I use my routers IP for both primary and secondary DNS servers

    so I have it set up like

    DNS Settings Manual
    Primary DNS Server
    Secondary DNS Server

    After the connect tests I can't connect through internet.

    What I think might be the problem is I only have 1 DNS server it seems when I go to terminal and do the respective code 'cat /etc/resolv.conf' only lists 1.

    It seems you should just add 1 to the end of your primary DNS IP for secondary, I tried it '255' and it didn't work,

    Think I can find some help for this? Kinda desparate

  2. lil' brudder macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    I don't know if this is helpful at all, but I use an airport extreme that uses my macbook as the internet source to eliminate the configuration hassles when doing it manually like you are. The only thing I had to put in manually was the DNS and I just set it to the IP address of my computer. Basically it is XBOX -> Airport Extreme -> Macbook Ethernet Port.

    For your situation, try using the IP address of your wireless connection. I've done this several times, but it seems like every time I do it, the settings are totally different. It just takes some tweaking to get it right, so don't give up!

    Hope this helps!
  3. RudyGrow macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2009
    Same problem here. I connect to the network, but not to the internet.

    I enabled internet sharing and my Live worked for a day or two, but when I plugged my macbook pro into it today, nothing.


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