OSX 10.6.8 and Internet Sharing to Ethernet (Xbox, Blu Ray)

May 26, 2013 at 14:33:57
Specs: OSX 10.6.8
I am trying to set up Internet Sharing so that I can connect my old MacBook Pro running 10.6.8 via ethernet to another device - I'm trying with xbox360 and Sony Blu Ray (BPD-S185) (for diversity of devices - I used to have it working on my xbox, but really want it working with the blu ray player but the network status feedback is better for problem solving on the xbox!).

I have my MBP connected to my home network over Airport which has the following details:
- IP:
- Router IP:

I have then enabled Internet Sharing through System Preferences to share my Airport connection to my Ethernet connection.

I have the following Ethernet settings:
- Configure IPv4: Using DHCP with manual address
- (Ethernet) IP address:
- Subnet Mask: (blank - not user accessable, changes to when xbox turned on)
- Router: (blank - not user accessable)
- DNS Server:
- Search Domains: (left blank)

On the xbox I've set the network settings to:
- IP:
- Subnet:
- Gateway:
- Primary DNS:
- Secondary DNS:

When I then select 'Test my Xbox Live Connection' it takes a while, the Network status shows 'Connected', however The Internet Failed. I am informed that the 'Test Failed' and 'more information' tells me I have an 'Internet Error' with the following Status codes:
W: 0000-000B
X: 0000-000D
Y: 0000-0000
Z: 0000-0000
L: 0015-10F1
Q: 8007-0435
T: Wired

So, it looks as though the problem lies with the MBP and internet sharing on OSX. I have extra suspicions that this is the problem, as connecting my Blu Ray player to my MBP via ethernet I also get a successful connection to the network, but no internet access.

I am hoping someone can help me with the above. A couple of years ago I had internet sharing working to let my xbox connect to the internet, but I just can't seem to get it working now.

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May 26, 2013 at 14:54:59
Wouldn't it be easier and simpler to buy a wireless router and have each device connected independently to the internet without sharing your MBP connection?

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May 27, 2013 at 02:41:53
Phil22 your suggestion does not help me. It's a rather pointless answer - yes it would be easier to buy more and more electronics. But that's not what I'm trying to do! The Blu Ray player I have only has an ethernet port, and as such I want to share a connection from my MBP to the Blu Ray player, rather then spend another £50 on a wifi adapter for the Blu Ray player considering that it should be feasible to share the connection and utilise existing resources.

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May 27, 2013 at 07:42:44
As far as I know, the other helpers who hang out here in the networking forum have little experience with Mac products. I know this is most certainly true in my own case. As such I doubt you're going to get the answer you seek here so I'm going to move this post over to the Mac forum.

I do want to say that I agree with phil22 that a good wireless SOHO router with 4 LAN ports (to allow up to 4 wired connections) would solve all your problems. Yes, I understand you don't want to spend money but the other thing I wanted to say is when it comes to computing, it's always best to stick to the KISS principle and a SOHO router is a lot easier than what you're trying to do.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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