The following instructions can be used to configure your Mac computer to share the Internet connection in your residence hall room with a gaming console.
Internet Connection Sharing will not work on Mac OS X for trying to connect a gaming console to Pitt's network. A Boot Camp partition must be set up with Windows installed in order to connect an Apple computer. You can either:
a. Use the link below to configure Boot Camp and Install Windows yourself. For this method, you will need to obtain a copy of Windows from the campus computing labs.
b. Alternatively, contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP  or submit a request online to schedule an appointment to have a consultant assist you with setting up Boot Camp. For this method, the consultant will bring a copy of Windows to install on your computer.
Once Boot Camp is set up and Windows is installed, continue with the instructions below.
1. Ensure the Ethernet cable is connected from the wall network port to the computer.
2. Plug the USB Ethernet adapter into an available USB port on the computer.
3. Make sure the console is off.
4. Connect the additional Ethernet cable from the USB Ethernet adapter to the network port on your gaming console.
1. Open the Control Panel
A. Windows 8: If you are currently using the new Win8 active tiled interface (Metro), switch to Desktop mode, and hover over the bottom right side corner of the desktop until the Charms bar appears. Click Settings, then Control Panel.
B. Windows XP, Vista, or 7: Click the Start button, then Control Panel.
2. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center.
3. On the left hand side, click Change Adapter Settings.
4. Right-click on the icon representing your built-in Ethernet adapter and click Properties. This is typically called Local Area Connection 1 or Ethernet 1.
5. Click the Sharing tab and then select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection check box
6. In the drop-down box, specify the adapter that will receive the shared connection. This should be the USB Ethernet adapter connection [typically callled Local Area Connection 2 or Ethernet 2].
7. Uncheck the box labeled Allow other network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection.
8. Click Settings to add new Services. An Advanced Settings window will pop up with various services.
9. Various ports will need to be added depending on the gaming console. The process for adding each port is the same. The following ports will need to be added for the respective consoles:
Click Add to add a new service. A Window will pop up.
Enter the following information:
10. Click OK to dismiss the Local Area Connection Properties window.
11. Right-click the icon representing your USB to Ethernet adapter and click Properties. This is typically called something along the lines of Local Area Connection 2 or Ethernet 2. A window will appear. The Networking tab should be displayed by default.
12. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
a. Click the button for Use the following IP address:
b. Click the button for Use the following DNS server addresses:
c. Click OK to dismiss the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
13. Click the Authentication tab and uncheck the checkbox for Enable IEEE 802.1X authentication.
14. Click OK to dismiss the Local Area Connection 2 (or similarly named) Properties window.
1. Turn on the Xbox 360
2. Navigate to the Settings tab
3. Choose System
4. Choose Network Settings
5. Choose Configure Network
6. Choose Wired Network
7. Choose Configure Network
8. Navigate to the right tab -- Additional Settings
9. Choose Restore to factory default and confirm when prompted
10. Navigate to the left tab -- Basic Settings, choose IP Settings
11. Choose Manual and enter the following values:
a. IP Address: 192.168.0.5 (Note: any IP between 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254 may be used for this step.)
b. Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
c. Gateway: 192.168.0.1 (the IP address of Local Area Connection 2)
12. Click Done
13. Under Basic Settings, choose DNS Settings
14. Choose Manual and enter the following values:
a. Primary DNS Server: 126.96.36.199 (for Pittsburgh campus)
b. Secondary DNS Server: 188.8.131.52 (for Pittsburgh campus)
15. Click Done
16. Press B to go back
17. Choose Test Xbox LIVE Connection
18. Xbox should connect to Xbox LIVE. An error regarding NAT may appear, but this can be ignored.
1. Turn on the Playstation 3
2. Select Settings from the menu, and navigate to the Network Settings submenu
3. Choose Internet Connection Settings, enter the following information, and continue after each step
a. Select a setting method: Custom
b. Select a connection method: Wired connection
c. Select the operation mode for this network device: Auto-detect
d. IP Address setting: Manual
e. Enter IP information
i. IP Address: 192.168.0.5 (Note: any IP between 192.168.0.2 to
192.168.0.254 may be used for this step.)
ii. Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
iii. Default Router: 192.168.0.1 (the IP address of Local Area Connection 2)
iv. Primary DNS: 184.108.40.206 (for Pittsburgh campus)
v. Secondary DNS: 220.127.116.11 (for Pittsburgh campus)
f. MTU: Automatic
g. Proxy Server: Do not use
h. UPnP: Enable
4. Once finished, a summary of settings will be shown. Press the X button to save the settings. The settings can be tested at this time.
A USB LAN adapter compatible with the Nintendo Wii is needed to connect it to the Ethernet. The Wii does not have a built in Ethernet connection.
1. Plug in a Wii USB LAN Adapter.
2. Turn on your gaming console.
3. Select the Wii button in the bottom left hand corner.
4. Choose the Wii Settings box on the right.
5. Find and choose Internet from the list
6. Choose Connection Settings.
7. Choose a Connection that is not configured [Connection #: None] or overwrite one.
8. Choose Wired Connection.
9. Choose Change Settings.
10. Choose Save and choose OK to test connection.
The Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP  is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your technology-related questions. Questions can also be submitted online.