New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

MacBook Pro - Xbox Live Connection Through Wireless


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
jonnie

 
Member Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posts: 10
jonnie is on a distinguished road

jonnie is offline
Hey, I've been trying to access the internet for my Xbox 360 using my MacBook Pro's wireless but have not been able to.

However, I HAVE managed on my flatmate's Powerbook G4 - following the instructions below:

--------------------

-First off, get all the hardware setup. This is probably the easiest part. Take the cable that comes with your Xbox (or any network cable that fits) and connect it to the back of your Xbox and your Mac. Turn on the Mac and the Xbox (not necessarily simultaneously; probably turn on your Mac first). When your Xbox is on, head to the Xbox dashboard.

-On your Mac, head over to the System Preferences and click on “Network.” From the “Show” menu, select “Built-in Ethernet” and set “Configure IPv4? to “Off.” Now head back to System Preferences (click “Show All”) and then go to “Sharing.” Click on the “Internet” button and check the box next to “Built-in Ethernet.” Make sure “Share your connection from: Airport” is selected as well.

-Open Terminal (if you can’t find it, just type “Terminal” in Spotlight) and type in the following exactly: ifconfig en0. Hit enter, and it should return something like inet 192.168.2.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.2.255. If the first IP is something other than 192.168.2.1 make note of it, and don’t close Terminal.

-Now, turn around and grab your Xbox controller. Go to the Network settings, and set the IP Configuration to Manual, the IP to 192.168.2.2, the Mask to 255.255.255.0, and the router/gateway to 192.168.2.1 (the IP that I told you to make note of earlier — if yours is different, input that IP instead).

-Get back on your Mac, go to Terminal, and type in dig and hit enter. There will be a lot of data, but you need to pay attention to only one line. Near the end of the output, a line will begin with SERVER. That’s the line you need to look at. Find the IP address in that line, and highlight it.

-Go to the Xbox and go to DNS Configuration. Set it to Manual, and input the IP that you just found in Terminal as the primary DNS server. Set your PPPoE settings to Off and your Advanced to Automatic.

-Test your Xbox Live connection. Provided you followed all the steps properly, you should have a connection.

------------------------------

The only problem I have with the MacBook Pro over the Powerbook G4 is the 2nd step of the above process. When I go into "Internet" in my system preferences I am only given the option of "Built in Firewire" from the drop down menu, and not "Built in Ethernet" like the guide says. This is the only step that I encountered that differed between the MacBook Pro and Powerbook G4.

Does anyone know how to alter this setting on the MacBook Pro?

Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
jonnie

 
Member Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posts: 10
jonnie is on a distinguished road

jonnie is offline
Bump?
QUOTE Thanks
jsavage

 
Member Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posts: 2
jsavage is on a distinguished road

jsavage is offline
okay so i did everything you described to the T yet my xbox says failed for the IP address every time i check it.

Last login: Wed Oct 17 20:24:36 on ttyp1
Welcome to Darwin!
BlackBook2-10:~ justin$ ifconfig en0
en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULT ICAST> mtu 1500
inet6 fe80::216:cbff:fed0:7944%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4
inet 192.168.2.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.2.255
inet 169.254.153.214 netmask 0xffff0000 broadcast 169.254.255.255
ether 00:16:cb:d0:79:44
media: autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control>) status: active
supported media: autoselect 10baseT/UTP <half-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 10baseT/UTP <full-duplex,flow-control> 100baseTX <half-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex> 100baseTX <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 100baseTX <full-duplex,flow-control> 1000baseT <full-duplex> 1000baseT <full-duplex,hw-loopback> 1000baseT <full-duplex,flow-control> none
BlackBook2-10:~ justin$ dig


its the first number 192.168.2.1 right? not the second inet number 169.254.153.214?
QUOTE Thanks
jsavage

 
Member Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posts: 2
jsavage is on a distinguished road

jsavage is offline
im using a regular ethernet cable, do i NEED a crossover cable?
QUOTE Thanks
Captain Awesome

 
Member Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posts: 1
Captain Awesome is on a distinguished road

Captain Awesome is offline
I don't know how much help this will be but...

OS Leopard...

System Preferences > Network > + (under the list) > Interface = Ethernet...

Also important...

System Preferences > Sharing >Internet Sharing > Tick the box next to Ethernet... this will allow other computers to connect through your MBP to the netz like a router...I think... I dunno

Having never tried it I don't know but I would have thought that could help.
QUOTE Thanks
Diana Caban

 
Member Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posts: 1
Diana Caban is on a distinguished road

Diana Caban is offline
I've been experiencing the same type of problem with my mac pro as well. I have a wireless network at home, and have connected all of my laptops and consoles to the internet. Although, I don't have a problem connecting to xbox live when I connect my ethernet cord from my router unto my xbox. It connects effortlessly I may add. However, I can't get the same result when I want to plug my xbox onto my mac pro.

I never seem to get a connection. Clearly my mac is connected to the internet. So why can't I just plug and play? Trust me, I've restarted the mac, the connection a million times. I just can't connect to xbox live! What settings do I tweak on my mac pro so that I can share a connection??



-puzzled gamer
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« I Need Help with Airport Express 802.11g | iMac Not Connecting To Macbook »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
any xbox live gamers here? mikeyman Schweb's Lounge 8 06-04-2007 06:55 PM
Unstable wireless connection tbendiksen Internet, Networking, and Wireless 0 01-23-2007 01:20 PM
Wireless Connection: PowerBook G4 vs Intel MacBook icrwly Apple Notebooks 4 01-18-2007 07:18 PM
Xbox Live? Gamer Internet, Networking, and Wireless 7 09-04-2004 09:01 AM
Xbox Wireless Firmware Update and Macs KMan Archival Forum 1 08-19-2004 09:25 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?