How to Share Your Mac's Internet Connection with your Xbox?
The original Xbox 360 did not come with Wi-Fi built in. If you wanted to use your Xbox wirelessly you had to buy a $99 dollar wireless adapter that could make the connection happen. This was 33% of the cost of the entire machine just to make it wireless. Even now with the new Slim Xboxs the adapter for the originals still cost $60 or more. So if you have an original Xbox that you want to connect wirelessly to a network, without the adapter, consider using your Mac to bridge the connection.
To accomplish this follow these instructions or watch the video above and follow along.
Step #1 Connect your Xbox
- Make sure your Mac has a wireless internet connection
- Connect your Xbox to your computer via ethernet
- Enable Internet sharing in Preferences >> Sharing. Check the Share Internet Box and make sure the Step #2 Obtain Ethernet IP Address
- Open Terminal >> Type - ifconfig en0
- "0" is a Zero
- look for something that looks like inet: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - Mine was 192.168.2.1
- Leave the window open of save it to a open text file. Step #3 Setting Up the Xbox
- Power on and go to System Setting >> Network Settings
- Manually configure Network Settings
- IP Address = 1 Larger than the ifconfig en0 number. Mine was 192.168.2.1 so I would enter 192.168.2.2.
- Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0 (Which is default usually)
- Gateway = The number you got from the ifconfig en0 from earlier.
- DNS = IP Address of your router
- Leave PPPoE and Advanced settings blank or delete anything that's there. (Blank by default)