Xbox Live Through Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by caligula357, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. caligula357 macrumors member


    Dec 31, 2006
    here is a quick guide to getting your 360 on live, without forking out for a new router, or M$ offical wifi gizmo.

    - connect 360 to macbook with an ethernet cable (crossover)

    - under system preferences in mac os x (sharing), share the ethernet connection with airport

    - give your macbook a static ip address, and also give your 360 a static one too (not the same though)

    - open up terminal and type 'ifconfig en*' (en0 = ethernet en1 = airport), and use this info to complete the rest of the manual tcp/ip settings)

    - in the firewall settings, enable personnel web sharing, and disable 'block udp traffic' (or you get mtu error)

    xbox live uses ports 88 and 3074, so you may also want to log onto your wifi router and forward these ports (udp 88, udp/tcp 3074)

    if you now test the xbox live connection on the 360, it should pass all tests (don't worry if it says moderate)

  2. Furgster macrumors 6502


    Jun 16, 2007

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