Configure OS X as an Internet access point for an XBox

Posted on 2009-04-25
Last Modified: 2013-11-24
Experts, I am fairly new to OS X so i'll do my best to description what I was able to do using Vista. I have an xBox 360 w/o the wireless internet adapter. Using Vista, I was able to plug a ethernet cable from my laptop to the xBox and create an access point to the wireless network through my laptop.

My question is, how can I accomplish that using OS X.

Thank you for your help!
Question by:clickclickbang
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    Go to:
    System Preferences > Sharing
    Select "Internet Sharing" from the list.
    From the drop-down list "Share your connection from:", select "AirPort".
    Check the box next to the "Ethernet" option.
    From the list, check the box next to "Internet Sharing"
    Answer "Start" do the dialog box that appears.

    Next, click "Show All" at the top of the window.
    Click the 'Network" icon.
    From the list on the left, select "Ethernet".
    From the drop-down list "Configure", select "Manually".
    Fill in the text fields as follows:
    IP Address:
    Subnet mask:
    DNS Server:
    Click the "Apply" button at the bottom of the window.

    On the XboX, configure it to use the IP address "".
    I'm sorry I can't remember how to do this step, but it should be under dashboard settings, and I imagine you would have had to do it before for your setup with Vista.

    This assumes you're using Mac OS X Leopard.
    Hope it helps.

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