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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360 Network
Many people have noticed that the Xbox and Xbox 360 will not obtain an IP address from a Mac running Internet Sharing using DHCP. (Apparently some other devices have the same problem, but I don't have any of them to test with.) One workaround is to simply set the Xbox to use a static IP, DNS server(s), etc. That will certainly work, but it may be inconvenient and is definitely inelegant.

This hint will allow your Xbox to obtain its IP, DNS info, and so on from the Mac using DHCP. You need to have administrator privileges on the Mac in question, and the procedure is different on 10.4 vs. 10.5. (Presumably older systems were similar to 10.4, but I haven't tested on anything older than 10.4.10.).

10.4:

I haven't had much time to interact with the 10.4 machine I have access to, so I haven't tested this as much. Some variation on this procedure may be necessary to get the change to stick -- in particular, you may need to perform it more than once, or start and/or stop Internet Sharing before performing it. Also, the restart at the end may be unnecessary (though you do need to start and stop Internet Sharing somehow). Please post your experience in the comments, if someone hasn't already.
  1. Start Internet Sharing if it's not already running.
  2. Open NetInfo Manager, located in /Applications » Utilities. Authenticate as an administrator using the lock icon in the lower-left.
  3. Navigate to the /config/dhcp node (so that dhcp is selected in the browser pane).
  4. In the lower pane, find the reply_threshold_seconds property and change its value from 4 to 0.
  5. Quit NetInfo Manager and then restart your Mac.
  6. After the restart, open NetInfo Manager again and confirm that reply_threshold_seconds is still 0.
10.5:

The following procedure is confirmed to work as written.
  1. Start Internet Sharing if it's not already running.
  2. In Terminal, type cp /etc/bootpd.plist /tmp/bootpd.plist
  3. Stop Internet Sharing.
  4. Open /tmp/bootpd.plist for editing using TextEdit or whatever.
  5. Locate this section of the file, near the end:
    <key>reply_threshold_seconds</key>
    <integer>4</integer>
  6. Change the value 4 to 0.
  7. In Terminal, type sudo cp /tmp/bootpd.plist /etc
  8. Start Internet Sharing.
  9. If you want to, check that your change to /etc/bootpd.plist hasn't been reverted.
[robg adds: There wasn't an Xbox 360 under the tree this year, so I haven't tested this one...]
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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: ecbtln on Dec 31, '07 01:26:17PM

does this apply to all types of internet sharing specifically, taking the wireless using it as a bridge as sharing it as wired, or is it only for one set of internet sharing



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Dec 31, '07 01:44:02PM

Any time you're relying on a Mac with Internet Sharing running to get an Xbox (or device that behaves similarly) connected to a network. Doesn't matter if it's wired ---> wireless, wireless ---> wired, wired ---> wired, modem ---> wireless...whatever.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Dec 31, '07 01:58:54PM
Whee, my first hint!

A couple of notes:
  • In 10.5 step 5, one easy way to open the file is to type the following in Terminal: open -e /tmp/bootpd.plist
  • In 10.5 step 6, you do need to save your changes to the file before going to step 7 (duh).
  • We (well, mostly me) had a couple of threads about this at Ars Technica: thread 1, thread 2. The first thread contains my bug report to Apple about the issue, which (for people who are interested) should help to explain what's actually happening.

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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Dec 31, '07 02:00:31PM

Aack, I meant step 4, not step 5, in the first item there.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: spalka621 on Jan 08, '08 01:21:16PM

Whenever I type "open -e /tmp/bootpd.plist" I get a message saying that "The file /tmp/bootpd.plist does not exist." Does anybody know why this is happening?



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Jan 08, '08 10:43:27PM

Did the command in step 2 execute without an error message?



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: Michelasso on Jan 26, '08 10:19:14AM

Actually it doesn't seem to be a bug. It looks like Internet Sharing before to enable the sharing looks for the file /etc/bootpd.list. If one is there it reads it, gets the interfaces configurations and global parameters (like reply_threshold_seconds), stores it somewhere and then updates the file only for the interfaces that have been modified (enabled/disabled, I believe).

I discovered that because by mistake I didn't stop InternetSharing before to modify bootpd.plist. When later I stopped it bootpd.plist got deleted. Then it has been created again with the default OSX value once I activated Internet Sharing again. I believe it's kind of messy as a system configuration, but once it is understood it does the job.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: brooks_lt on Jan 01, '08 12:02:38AM

Wonder if this would solve the problems I was having sharing a connection out to a PS3. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to that system to test. Any takers?

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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Jan 01, '08 03:23:04PM

Yes, I learned after I submitted the hint that the PS3 behaves the same way as the Xbox and Xbox 360, so this hint should be helpful for it as well.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: adam.modlin on Jan 08, '08 03:46:28PM

I have not been able to get this to work on my PS3 unfortunately. The /etc/whatever.plist file does not exist for me.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Jan 08, '08 10:41:43PM

Hmm. If you're running 10.5 (Leopard), I'm pretty sure it should be created, if it doesn't already exist, every time you start Internet Sharing. If that's not happening, something is wrong. Perhaps use Console (in the Utilities folder) to look at system.log for error messages around the time you start Internet Sharing.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: mahakk on Jan 01, '08 10:24:12AM

Will this allow me to... you know... use proxies? :)
I.e., connect via a US-Proxy in order to get full access to the US Video Store from the EU?



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Jan 01, '08 03:27:32PM

I don't think it helps or hinders using proxies. But, if you're referring to the iTunes Store, you need more than a US proxy to buy from the US store--I'm pretty sure you need a credit card with a US billing address.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: mahakk on Jan 02, '08 03:17:42AM

I'm talking about the Xbox Live Video Store as well as the Games Downloads. See, due to certain restrictions, citicens of certain countries can't access certain content offered on XBL Marketplace. That's for... uhm.. certain, sorry.

They check two things: Your address, your IP. E.g., if you're a Swiss or British citizen, but happen to live in Germany (and thus connecting via a german provider), you can't access content deemed "unappropriate" for Germans.

Having the Xbox360 connect via a Mac which in turn would connect via a proxy COULD at least give me access to said content. US citizens could use that method to get access to the US Video Store on XBLM.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: deanr on Jan 02, '08 04:11:58AM

Thanks for the hint, It solved the problem of sharing the internet from my macbook with my iPhone, before it would work for a few seconds then not be able to download anything or even ping the phone.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: atpanetta on Jan 02, '08 08:31:39AM

hey thanks for the help, but im having a hard time with step 4, im not really sure how to open that in text edit? or what to do after that...this is somewhat new to me but i really want it to work. thanks



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Jan 02, '08 03:01:51PM
Since you already have Terminal open, the easiest way is probably to type (or copy and paste from here):
open -e /tmp/bootpd.plist
Then the file will open in TextEdit. Scroll to the end (the file isn't very long) and you should see the section mentioned in step 5. Proceed from there; post back if you need more help.

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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Jan 02, '08 03:04:19PM

Also, make sure you save the file after changing 4 to 0 in step 6.



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Authored by: tim_farinholt on Aug 22, '08 11:22:32AM

still after i enter that it says that the file does not exist



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: atpanetta on Jan 03, '08 08:21:28PM

nvm i figured it out lol, thanks



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: armed&dangerous3 on Jan 05, '08 12:57:44PM

I followed the directions, but my xbox still fails at the DNS part. It automatically does the IP Address, but refuses to get any further. What do I do?



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Jan 08, '08 10:46:09PM

Odd. Perhaps the DNS settings on the Mac running Internet Sharing are a bit off? I think I would try re-checking those first.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: Michelasso on Jan 18, '08 11:39:00PM

Personally I get a similar problem when using the Airport connection. For some reasons OSX takes a long time (a minute or two) before to accept the replies from the DNS server. I've checked it with tcpdump. Which, I believe, goes down to the other problem I already mentioned, i.e. performances issues connecting the PS3 to the MacBook via Airport.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: adam.modlin on Jan 08, '08 03:45:00PM

I have the same problem. That file does not exist for me.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: ryansheffer on Jan 15, '08 11:05:12PM

WORKS WITH PS3! Both ethernet cable sharing and airport card sharing work with my Mac Pro. Problem is, I'm still getting NAT3, can anyone help???? I'm more than willing to try any ideas people have.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: Michelasso on Jan 18, '08 11:59:59AM

You are a G E N I U S!

I spent so many hours trying to make the DHCP working with my PS3 that eventually I gave up. Now it works with both Ethernet and Airport using OSX 10.4.10. Here are step I followed (more or less like you did, just to confirm):

- Start NetInfo from Application/Utility
- Browse config then select dhcp
- set "reply_threshold_seconds" to "0"
- dhcp_enabled must have the list of interfaces you want to share for DHCP connection. In my case :(en0,en1)
- Go to menu "Domain" then "save changes" (I am translating it from Italian)

There is no need to reboot.

From the PS3 point of view, just tell the PS3 to have an automatic IP address and DNS server. Until now I had to set them by hand, and it was a pain in the ass.

I still have two minor problem:

- The Internet bandwidth via Airport is about 1/3 (50KBytes/sec) of the max bandwidth. No problem with the ethernet connection. The WiFi connection is good because I am using Medialink as a UPnP media server for streaming videos, and I have peaks of MBytes/sec.
- If I enable the OSX internal firewall, OSX forwards to and receives from the Internet the requests from the PS3, but then it does not forward the replies to the PS3.

Anyone has any idea?



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: cmcole101 on Jan 28, '08 06:19:55AM

This also applies to those of us who live/work behind a proxy that requires a login. If I could access the internet via my Mac, which is connecting through the proxy, I'd be able to then access Xbox Live on my console.

Does anyone know how to setup my Xbox 360 to connect with my Mac through the ethernet port so it will use the Mac network settings instead of trying to access the proxy directly?

Additional info:
I've been able to connect the Xbox 360 to my Airport Extreme Base and it is assigned an IP/DNS from the base but then won't access the proxy.

I've setup Internet Sharing on my PowerBook 10.4.11 bridging the Airport Base to the Ethernet and setup manual IP/DNS in Xbox network settings based upon ifconfig en0/en1 inet addresses. This allows the Xbox to pass the IP/DNS tests but then hangs up on the MTU because instead of accessing the internet via my Mac Network settings, it's trying to go directly to the internet hence stumbling at the proxy.

Any suggestions/hints would be GREATLY appreciated. :-)

Cole



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: kd8cyb on Apr 08, '10 09:42:15PM

Mac OS X's System Preferences Internet Sharing GUI is lame. You're better off using from the command line daemon it uses anyways: natd, the NAT (Network Address Translation) Daemon. Basically, "Internet Sharing" is what Apple calls a NAT, port-forwarding router (read this: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-configure-macosx-as-nat-router/ ).

http://www.cyberhq.nl/2005/06/30/port-forwarding-in-macos-x.html
http://www.soundc.de/blog/2009/01/24/mac-os-x-port-forwarding-with-internet-connection-sharing/
http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-101781.html
http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-48671.html

I'm working on configuring it on my machine. I haven't found a perfect solution, but maybe those links will help.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: kd8cyb on Apr 08, '10 11:47:36PM

Try this: http://www.sustworks.com/site/prod_ipnrx_help/html/InternetSharingHelp.html
The software is here: ftp://sustworks.com/IPNetTunerX_1.7.dmg



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: kd8cyb on Apr 08, '10 11:48:29PM

Try this: http://www.sustworks.com/site/prod_ipnrx_help/html/InternetSharingHelp.html
The software is here: ftp://sustworks.com/IPNetTunerX_1.7.dmg

Read about Transparent Proxying. I think that's what you want.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: kd8cyb on Apr 09, '10 09:17:57AM

I started a thread here: http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?p=578715
It look like using SSH's SOCKS (-D) port forwarding's "bind address" would work for one machine. I think this is the simplest solution. That program I mentioned earlier was lame. This is all assuming you have SSH access to your proxy server.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: bleachbypass5279 on Apr 19, '08 05:46:57AM
Thank you so much! This worked wonderfully to get my Nintendo DS on my network, which is ethernet and WPA wireless. The DS doesn't work with WPA, and I was looking for some way to temporarily activate WEP when I wanted to play without reconfiguring my router each time. Now I can just activate Internet Sharing on my ethernet-connected Mac and I've got an access point for my Nintendo DS! Thank you again!

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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: elkraneo on May 25, '08 07:53:08AM

worked perfect with 360 elite, many thx!



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: phoopee3 on Jul 06, '08 06:39:54PM

To use 'sudo' you need to type in your admin password. You also need to HAVE an admin password, so if your password is blank, make sure you change it to something so you can run 'sudo'

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When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: tim_farinholt on Aug 22, '08 11:08:29AM

I have been attempting to internet share to my xbox for a couple of days now but i cant seem to find the /tmp/bootpd.plist file in terminal it says that the file doesnt exist

any help appreciated


Tim



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: joshtb86 on Sep 05, '08 09:10:37AM

mine doesnt exist either.. please send one if someone can.. i cant seem to find it at all anywher eon my comptuer no matter what i try



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: wm on Sep 11, '08 01:15:37AM

For those of you who don't seem to have a bootpd.plist: don't forget step #1. Internet Sharing needs to be running or that file won't exist.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: sttammanyguy on Oct 06, '08 12:34:06PM

I am happy to report this works with my Dishnet PVR. I am able to now use my mac mini and connect an ethernet cable between it and the pvr. Goto system setup/broadband/reset on the DVR and Viola! Thx for the info =)



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: ses on Nov 22, '08 03:11:41PM

Fix doesn't work for my iPhone (sharing from macbook with OS 15.5.5)

..I can set up the change in bootpd.plist and my iPhone receives the IP but I can't get access to the internet.

When I try to ping my iPhone from my macbook it only works if I'm in the Preferences /WiFi menu on my iPhone..

ps. I don't know if this is an issue: the IP on my iphone doesn't match with the IPv4 of my airport (the last two groups don't match)



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Authored by: ses on Nov 22, '08 03:15:08PM

..uuhm obviouslyv I meant OS 10.5.5 in the post above - lol ; )



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Authored by: ses on Nov 22, '08 03:16:16PM

..uuhm obviouslyv I meant OS 10.5.5 in the post above - lol ; )



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: ice86 on Feb 11, '09 05:14:01PM

i followed these steps and all that ended up happening was now i cant even get a network connection. i worse than where i was before. help?



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: mbanks on Jan 19, '10 11:11:02AM

Just FYI, this worked for me (in 10.6) just fine. It was nice as I didn't have a serial cable (or a USB/serial adapter) and was setting up a new Sun box. The eLOM bases (evidently) its static IP on its MAC address. Unfortunately, because of that, the static IP came up 192.168.176.000 - not exactly easy to reach via IP. I just needed a temporary IP address, and internet sharing wasn't letting it pick up an IP. This apparently fixed it.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: iam on Jan 27, '10 02:09:38PM

thanks

I'm using this to tether my cell phone's internet connection to my computer using pdanet then I'm sharing the internet connection using my ethernet port to my router's WAN port.

In the router I picked "automatic configuration DHCP" for the WAN. Router IP I used 192.168.3.1.

So now all my devices (ps3, bluray player, and etc) connect to the router via wireless (you could also use the LAN except for the mac sharing the ethernet port).

The mac that is sharing the internet connection is connected to the router using the wireless to connect to the internet so the router is an extra security barrier ;)

This is sweet!



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: bugbugkrys on Feb 10, '10 11:39:38AM

THANK YOU!! I have been trying to set up internet sharing from my mac to my ps3 for days! Finally stumbled across this site and it worked!! I am also using my iphones 3g to tether to my mac as my only source of internet. Thanks again!



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: supr on Mar 18, '10 03:37:27AM

Made an account just to thank you for this hint. I spent the last two hours trying to get my Xbox 360 working on my MacBook via iPhone tethering (need to download a small game patch and my cable modem died earlier today). I began by trying to turn a regular Cat5 cable into a crossover cable, to messing around with manual IP and DNS settings on the Xbox and my MacBook, to finally coming across your hint, following the simple steps, and having it work straight away.

In summary, you are awesome.

Cheers,

Slava



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: cheapwowgold on Apr 02, '10 12:54:56PM

Will this work to get a PS3/XBOX online at my university? I'm not sure if the problem is that its blocked, but just so damn slow that it times out all the time.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: ephramz on Apr 10, '10 08:56:32AM

This worked wonders for my Eye-fi card which was having problems connecting to the internet through internet sharing on my Macbook because of DHCP timeout errors. Thank you so much for posting this!



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Authored by: SpookyLizard on May 15, '10 04:07:13PM

This works beyond words. Many, many thanks, i'm going to work on getting my NAT to open, since with this it's moderate. Back to google!



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: nikster on May 22, '10 08:22:04AM

Thanks so much this works great for my dreambox! Presumably, this will actually work for many devices that work over Ethernet. It's not just for xbox.

I am now running the dreambox over my MacBook Pro tethered via iPhone. Works great. Champions League final here I come ;)



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: Naruto-007 on Jun 08, '10 08:46:17AM

This realy work on my xbox !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TY 10.5 is wrong... read coments below Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Authored by: thiswarisours on Aug 05, '10 08:14:24PM

Oaky, so I did this, using my Motorola Droid and USB Tethering through Pdanet. But all I can do is look at Xbox Live, I can't download anything, I can't get updates, I can't do anything but look at DLC. Do any of you have any idea what is going on here, I followed the steps perfectly, I can't figure out what is wrong.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: quochuy on Nov 17, '10 03:49:45AM

The 10.5 technique works fine with SnowLeopard 10.6.5 and an Eye-Fi 4GB Connect X2 card. No more DHCP timeout. Another thing is you need to disable WEB on the Internet Sharing, apparently it is not compatible with the Eye-Fi.



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: cobra872 on Jan 07, '11 01:30:25PM

Man...this doesn't work with Mac's new update (10.6.6). Any way to get around it?



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Authored by: shonofear on Jan 25, '11 03:00:59PM

wow, works fine with my MBP wireless connected internet running 10.6
on the xbox network config just using automatic settings and gave me the IP address: 192.168.2.2
Interesting as my actual routers address is 192.168.1.1, so when I went to Port Forward the xbox I couldn't actually add that address to open up the NAT for better connections playing COD:BO online. Needs to be in the DCHP range of the router...
but at least im connected, not many people would use this anymore with the newer wireless xbox's.
cheers



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Authored by: JacekZ on Oct 26, '11 11:59:50PM

It worked like a charm with my PS3 and it suddenly stopped. I believe that version of OSX is responsible for that. Any luck with version 1.6.8?



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Authored by: d8blitzkrieg on Feb 22, '11 07:41:12PM

Ok guys so I tried following the entire thing step-by-step and it continues to tell me that the /tmp/bootpd.plist file doesn't exist...yes I'm sure I did steps 1-3 correctly with turning internet sharing on and off and inputting the terminal command but it keeps repeating the message. I realize now that I run Snow Leopard on my Macbook Pro and I'm wondering if maybe that has something to do with it??? I've been at this for hours and different sites and all have failed me. Please respond if you have any insight as to what I may be doing wrong or I may be missing. Or even if there's a different process for Snow Leopard. I would greatly appreciate your help on this matter as it's slowly deriving me of my sanity.

Hope to hear back soon! Thanks again!



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Authored by: maxisno1 on Aug 13, '11 11:00:25PM

Sorry to post to an old thread but for anyone else having the problem opening /bootpd.plist then as stated above simply type open -e /tmp/bootpd.plist



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Make Internet Sharing DHCP work with an Xbox/Xbox 360
Authored by: briankhud on Feb 26, '12 02:32:55PM

Worked great for me with OSX 10.6.8 and a 360 in case anyone wondered about the applicability of these directions to that OS version.



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Authored by: thoraxe23 on Jun 01, '12 10:38:52PM

Also, when it asks for my password after the sudo step, for some reason it wont let me type my password and I feel this is making the process not work? thoughts?



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Authored by: Joser on Jan 14, '13 08:45:18PM

I too just made an account so that I can post my MANY THANKS to wm for figuring this out & posting about it. I struggled with hooking up my cousins XBox to my Mac airport wifi. He eventually caved in and just bought a router. I now have a new wifi bluray player and couldn't get it connected to the net. Both the XBox & the bluray player each saw the connection and could connect to it, but could never actually get onto the internet. Did this simple fix and BAAM, I'm up and running.
I was so sick and tired of reading about all the posts of 'simply turn on your internet sharing' and endless posts of IP address change this and Subnet mask change that.
This is the fix. It worked for me and I hope it works for the rest of you.
I'm using 10.6.8.

Endless THANKS again wm.



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