XBOX Internet Sharing: Self-Assigned IP address

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chakra, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. chakra macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    I'm sharing my dorm's wifi with my XBOX 360 via ethernet connection to my Macbook Pro. I followed instructions on setting up internet sharing from Airport to computers using ethernet from

    However, when in the Network settings, under Ethernet, it says "Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the internet". So when my XBOX tries to test the connection, it can't even get past the first step in connecting to the network and says it cannot obtain an IP address.

    So I get the impression that I should manually assign an IP address myself, but I don't know much about networking so I don't know what IP address to use. If I use the self-assigned IP address, where should I enter that number in my XBOX network settings? under IP address or gateway? or DNS settings?
  2. smirk macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    That article is from 2006 and may not apply anymore. What happens if you just connect the Xbox to your Macbook with an ethernet cable, and you configure the Xbox to use DHCP instead of manually setting those values?

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