Useful Tips to Connect Your Mac and Xbox 360

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So you have an Xbox 360 and wanna play videos on Xbox360, no wireless router nearby, but you do have a wifi-enabled Mac? In this case you can "borrow" your Mac's Internet connection. Now, as with a lot of things, if you were using a Windows PC, the process would be easy. But, for Mac, well, it get's a little tricky. No need to worry, though. This article explains the baby steps to connect your Xbox 360 to Mac OS X's Internet sharing option.

Detailed Tutorial about Connecting Your Mac and Xbox 360

Before you getting down to configure, do below:
Open the Terminal (in Applications -> Utilities) - input "ifconfig en0" (zero, not a capital-o).
The part you are looking for is named "inet".
After that, record the IP address of your wireless router.

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Simple Steps to Connect Xbox 360 and Mac Computer

On Mac:

1. Connect your Mac to your wireless Internet connection;

2. Connect your Xbox 360 to your Mac by Ethernet;

3. Choose Sharing in system Preference, then enables Internet sharing between Ethernet connection and your Airport.

On Xbox 360:

1. Launch your Xbox and move on to the Network settings menu;

2. In the IP address tab, input the number you have got from the "ifconfig en0" command earlier on, but with the final number one place higher. In my case, I use the, and enter in the IP address box on my Xbox 360;

3. In the subnet, enter;

4. In the router/gateway, input the number you have got earlier from the "ifconfig en0" command. In my case, that's "";

5. Go on to DNS. Enter the IP address of your wireless router (in my case, it is "") in both the primary and secondary IP address fields;

6. Leave PPPoE and Advanced settings blank (i.e. OFF and Automatic);

7. Now you should be able to connect your Mac to Xbox Live by your Internet sharing.

After the Internet connection, you can play videos on Xbox360, play video games, shop online etc. for more fun.

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