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MacBook Pro - Bridging on a Mac

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I've been connecting to Xbox Live on my Xbox 360 through my MacBook pro, as my flat has a wireless network and my Xbox 360 uses my laptop's wireless card to connect.

I have a BT Homehub and the NAT settings are set to strict - I want it to be set to open for speed of finding players and to make sure there are no strange problems during games.

I refer to THIS article.

It says, "Please note these instructions will NOT give you an Open NAT if you are connecting the Xbox to a wireless PC/Laptop and using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing).

You must be connected direct to the Homehub via ethernet or wireless, if you connect to a PC you must use Bridging."

I posted a topic on the xbox website but nobody knows what the Mac equivalent of bridging is. Can someone please tell me how to do it so I can set my NAT to "open"?

Thank you!
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My guess is Apple omits this feature so that you'll buy an Airport Express or AP Extreme. There isn't even the option for WPA or WPA2 for security, just WEP.
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