XBOX 360 connect to a Mac

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  1. origin unknown

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    I have an xbox 360 with a wifi adapter. My friend has a macbook with an ethernet-in internet connection. How do we share the internet wirelessly so as to allow the xbox to hook up and have internet.

    Diagram:
    INTERNET-----------hardline--------MAC - - - - - wifi - - - - - - - - - - - XBOX 360
     
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    I did that before and it blocks something so when you are trying to play online it really limits who you can connect to
     
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    Do you not have a wireless router?
     
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    System Prefs --> Network --> Turn Airport On

    System Prefs --> Sharing --> Internet Sharing
    Share Your Connection From: Ethernet
    To Computers Using: Airport

    Airport Options lets you set encryption levels etc
     
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    I'm pretty sure I tried that, and we can't it to connect, we did have some luck connecting the computer be for it failed at internet connection. I have a wireless router but you can't use it in the dorms.
     
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    Why not use the router for the ethernet ports instead of the wireless? Xbox allows you to connect via ethernet
     
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    I had a guide for how to get it to work last week and I deleted the bookmark because I didn't need it anymore :hsd:


    You might have to go back into the network settings and use manual ip addresses and dns settings etc

    I know I was able to get the setup to work a year or so ago, but it really didn't work well during matchmaking and stuff, so I just ended up buying a 50ft. lan cable instead
     
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    yeah kush... i don't have wifi in the room. i have a wifi adapter for my xbox, mac's have airport. understand now?
     
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    wireless router + turning wireless off = 4 or more ports of ethernet amazingness.

    lan cable + lan port + 360 = success.
     
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    Misread your first post. I didn't see he had a Ethernet connection to the computer. Easiest way is to just go by a router.. They are like 60 bucks
     
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    that doesn't work at some university networks
     

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