Help with sharing my connection from my Mac.

I have a iMac running 10.5.8, about three feet from my older model 360. My wireless router and modem are downstairs (where they need to stay). Now, my iMac is connecting to the internet over WiFi, and what I would like to do is share my iMac's connection with my 360 over the ethernet port. I don't have (nor will i buy at the outrageous price that Microsoft is charging) the 360 wireless adapter, so I figured this would be the best way to get this Xbox online. I had it configured this way in the past, but I can't get it working again. HELP!

P.S. When I am testing my connection on the 360, it can connect to the network, but not to the internet. It says that my "DNS server can't resolve Xbox LIVE server names". I attempted typing in the DNS settings from my Mac, and that didn't work.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 97 Applies to:

I have a iMac running 10.5.8, about three feet from my older model 360. My wireless router and modem are downstairs (where they need to stay). Now, my iMac is connecting to the internet over WiFi, and what I would like to do is share my iMac's connection with my 360 over the ethernet port. I don't have (nor will i buy at the outrageous price that Microsoft is charging) the 360 wireless adapter, so I figured this would be the best way to get this Xbox online. I had it configured this way in the past, but I can't get it working again. HELP!

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On mac go to system preferences --> sharing --> make sure web sharing is checked. Then go back to system preferences --> Network --> Configure ethernet sharing. Easily go to youtube and find a tutorial on how to set it up. Hope I could help. (:

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Yeah, all that stuff is done, but nothing. I tried looking on YouTube but couldn't find anything.

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Hi Terra! Below you will find a step-by-step guide on how to share a connection from your iMac to your Xbox 360 console. Let me know if you are still having difficulty after following these steps!

First, connect an ethernet cable between your Mac and your Xbox 360 console. Then, complete the following: 


On your Mac:

  1. Turn on Internet Sharing by completing Step 1 as shown in our document "Use your Mac to connect to Xbox LIVE."
  2. Choose Apple > System Preferences > Network
  3. Select Ethernet
  4. For Configure IPv4, select Using DHCP with manual address.
  5. In the IP Address box, enter 192.168.2.1.
  6. Click Apply. 

     
On your Xbox 360 Console:
 
  1. Press the Guide Button, and then scroll to the right and select System Settings.
  2. Select Network Settings.
  3. Select Wired Network if you are prompted to do so.
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. On the Basic Settings tab, select IP Settings.
  6. Select Manual, and then select IP Address.
  7. Enter 192.168.2.2, and then select Done.
  8. Select Subnet Mask, enter 255.255.255.0, and then select Done.
  9. Select Gateway, enter 192.168.2.1, and then select Done.
  10. On the Basic Settings tab, select DNS Settings.
  11. Select Manual.
  12. Select Primary DNS Server, enter 192.168.2.1, and then select Done.
  13. Select Secondary DNS Server, enter 192.168.2.1, and then select Done.
  14. Select Done again.
  15. Press B on your controller and then select Test Xbox LIVE Connection.

That should be it. Let me know if you have any questions :) 

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ok what your going to need to do in your system preferences --> network --> ethernet --> make sure your ethernet is connected your going to have to get an ip address for your area normally (type this in) change using dhcp to manual - IP Adress 10.0.0.1 Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 Router 10.0.0.2 ------- Go to xbox system settings manual --> IP address 10.0.0.2 --> subnet mask 255.255.255.0 --> gateway 10.0.0.1 ----- set primary and secondary DNS server to 192.168.1.1 . Heres the video [View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSA_tn66e4o] old but probably still works.... if not comment again and i will make a tutorial on how to do it!

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do you have to use an ethernet cable from your iMac to your xbox?  mine are on opposite sides of the house!

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Hey there Tabetic!
[quote user="TabeticTuba84"]do you have to use an ethernet cable from your iMac to your xbox?[/quote]If you can't connect your console via ethernet cable, or wireless, directly to your router, then you have to use an Ethernet cable, to connect your console with your iMac and share its Internet connection.

If you're having troubles setting this up, please go ahead and start a new thread and detailing out your situation. This allow us to give you the very best support possible.

Good luck! 

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