I have a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard (10.6.7). Now I want to share my internet connection with my Xbox 360 Slim. (Don't ask why I don't use the WLAN in my Xbox).

I found a few tutorials but nothing worked. The Xbox never connects to the internet.

Can anyone help me?

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    I am interested in why you can't use the wireless, since you mentioned it... Actually, the reason might be instructive if we can't otherwise solve your problem.
    – Cajunluke
    Commented Apr 7, 2011 at 21:43

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Well, this can be done on either Ethernet or Wi-Fi, but I'll make some basic assumptions for illustration.

Your Mac Mini is on Wi-Fi. In System Preferences > Sharing, activate Internet Sharing. Choose your From (AirPort) and To (Ethernet) connection types, and you should be good to go after connecting your Mac to your Xbox.


You should be able to set your Xbox to use an external MAC address in the network settings. After plugging in the network cable at either end you should set this to your Mac's network card's MAC address. To get that open up your System Preferences and choose 'Network', choose 'Ethernet' from the list of network options on the left and then click the 'Advanced' button on the bottom right. That should give you a dialog with a horizontal tab list, click the far right one called 'Ethernet' and your MAC address is the first thing listed.

You also need to make sure 'Internet Sharing' is enabled in the Sharing preferences. You need to pick a network option to share to and from. So in this case you're sharing your Airport internet connection with your wired network card (and anything connected via it).

That works for me anyway so if that doesn't help then perhaps try this: http://macapper.com/2009/01/29/tutorial-mac-internet-sharing-with-xbox-360/

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