Xbox internet connection from iMac

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by grahamtearne, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. grahamtearne macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2006
    I have a 20" Alu iMac that was purchased in October. Before Leopard I used it to share my internet connection to my Xbox 360 and it work fantastically. However since upgrading to Leopard it has stopped working. The xbox scans and finds the signal but when it does the test it never actually connects to it. I know the settings and everything are correct because if I plug the internet into my MacBook and share the internet from there (which is also running Leopard) it works fine. I have booted the iMac into Windows XP and tried that to see if that works and it does. I can share my internet connection in Leopard from my iMac fine to my PS3 and MacBook but not my Xbox. I am confused as to what the issue could be.

    1. Could be that the Xbox is not compatible with my wireless card (but it works in Windows XP and Tiger - so it can't be that, can it?)
    2. Could be that my wireless card is faulty (but it works fine sharing to PS3 and MacBook -so it can't be that, can it?
    3. Leopard drivers for my wireless card could be causing it? (but again wouldn't this affect my ability to share to my PS3 and MacBook)
    4. Okay my Xbox settings could be wrong (I am 99% sure this isn't the case as I have checked, re checked and checked again)

    These ideas are just sending me round in circles. I cannot figure out if Leopard is to blame (as it works on XP, but the Leopard works fine for sharing from MacBook) or if the card is to blame (but it works under XP) or if the Xbox is to blame (but it works with iMac under windows and from the MacBook)

    I have all the latest iMac updates etc but I have no idea what could be causing this. Any suggestions from anyone?

    Oh an BTW before you suggest getting a router I actually have one but I am at University at the moment and my halls of residence wont support routers, as it checks the hardware that is connected to the ethernet port and has to run checks on them via a piece of software but I cannot run a test on the router itself so it just doesn't allow any sort of connection through it.

  2. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    Is there an option for Interference Robustness on your iMac? I just upgraded from a D-Link DI-634M router to an Apple AirPort Extreme router, and I found that my 360s had a very difficult time connecting unless I turned on Interference Robustness. Should be a quick test for you if you can find this setting.
  3. grahamtearne thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2006
    Thanks for the suggestion but unlike Tiger, Leopard does not have an option to turn on Interference Robustness.

    Interestingly though I decided to create an ad-hoc network (computer to computer) which the Xbox detected and connected to. Now this is interesting as now I know that they can work together, but for some reason it doesn't work when I use internet sharing via Airport (it will see it, but wont connect to it).

    Now there must be a way of getting it to connect to the network whilst in infrastructure mode (or whatever its called), alternatively is it possible to share my internet connection via ad-hoc?

  4. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2007
    have you done the network diagnostic on the 360?
  5. grahamtearne thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2006
    Yes I have ran the network diagnostic test and thats where my problems lie. It says Network Adapter: USB Wireless, then Wireless Network (that it has just detected and I selected to use it): Not Connected.

    Now why wont it connect under infrastructure on my iMac using Leopard, when it will connect using infrastructure using Leopard on my MacBook. Im really baffled. Now if I create a computer to computer network on my iMac (ad-hoc) the Xbox detects it and actually connects to it, but then I don't have an internet connection.
  6. faustocm macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2009
    Wireless Internet Problems

    Hi Grahamtearne, could you solve your problem? I´m facing exactly the same difficulties with my iMac (Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard) and Xbox 360 wireless internet adapter.
    Thanks for your attention!!!

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