Handy Light Tethering: Xbox 360/Xbox Live?

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  1. NecroFillak macrumors newbie

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    Hello all, long time lurker, first time poster.

    I downloaded the Handy Light app today on my iPhone 3GS (iOS 4.0.1), and was successfully able to wirelessly tether it to my 13" Macbook Pro.

    I know it's possible to bridge a connection between a Macbook (or any computer) and an Xbox 360. I have also seen videos of jailbroken iPhones being used, tethered to laptops, as an internet connection for an xbox 360.

    Now that this app is out, and does not require jailbreaking, does anybody here know if there is any way to tether to my MBP and bridge to my Xbox 360? Also, has anybody been able to accomplish this with the old Netshare app(don't have it, just curious)?
     
  2. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    I don't think it's possible to access the internet or XBox live over a SOCKS proxy, which is what both the flashlight and the Netshare app are. You could do this using your laptop and some fancy firewall/routing, though it would probably be pretty complex.

    Edit: Should read not possible to access the Internet on the XBox over socks.
     
  3. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    The connection would be too crappy to connect to Live anyways.
     
  4. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    i disagree.

    I used wifi tethering on my 3gs and it was great! not choppy or anything. VERY smooth performance.
     
  5. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    What's your 3G latency? I typically have in the order of 400-1000 ms, way too slow for gaming.
     
  6. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

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    Mine was about 120ms when I checked last night. Not great, but potentially good enough depending on the game, so it is possible.
     
  7. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    very responsive!! mine ranges from 100-700. depends on area i think.

    Even at 700+ i still connect and game flawlessly.
     
  8. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Let's hope your never chosen to host..
     
  9. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    hahaha, i know youre referring to COD!!! and with that connection...no way!!

    its funny though. once i'm in the room..you would never know i was on a 3g connection. trust me...i travel a LOT and this is great when i bring my xbox!! i can play for hours with no chopping or anything. what's awesome in you can also plug the usb cord into the xbox to charge the phone at the same time too!!!!
     
  10. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    I would think you would connect your iPhone to your laptop like normal via WiFi and then use this window

    [​IMG]

    Check Ethernet and then check the box next to Internet Sharing on the left. That should allow you to share your connection to your Xbox 360 if you connect it to your laptop via ethernet cable.

    I know that the 3G service can handle Xbox Live. When I had to live in a hotel for a while while we moved I tethered my iPhone to my windows laptop and then connected it to my 360 and played like 4 games of Modern Warfare 2. No lag whatsoever. I only stopped because I didn't want to rack up a large data count.

    EDIT: MyWi is what I used. Works wonderfully.
     
  11. csmitty macrumors regular

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    I think with MyWi you'd be fine as it includes almost all the proxies I think. With the socks your limited to what you can do. I have NetShare, not sure if it works on the 4 as I had mywi before. But with netshare for example pretty sure even IM apps wouldn't' work on my MB. So, would seem to reason the double tether wouldn't work very well. But I never tried it.

    Plus I can only imagine the amount of data that would eat up, they might get suspicious.
     
  12. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    SOCKS proxies and something like MyWi work way different. SOCKS proxies like the Handylight App and Netshare tunnel all traffic over a single port. This means the program or device you are using has to be specifically designed to take advantage of the SOCKS proxy. Every IM client I have ever seen can do this with a configuration option.

    MyWi, on the other hand, performs network address translation so any network enabled device or program can take advantage of the connection. As mentioned before, I don't think XBox was designed to use a SOCKS proxy. Now, you could do it, but you would have to tunnel and translate the traffic on your laptop using a firewall and forwarding rules.
     

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