Tethering on xbox 360

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  1. prospereagle92 macrumors regular

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    I was just thinking about this...is it possible to tether to my xbox 360 this would be pretty cool.
     
  2. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    agreed, but i cant try it because i have ipod touch :(
     
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  4. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Um...

    no.

    Do you realize how much you would lag and glitch? Also, your carrier would notice the massive data usage.

    kthnxbai,

    Don
     
  5. prospereagle92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    3g is faster than my wifi so laging and glitching? Don't think so. I didn't ask how well it would work i asked if it would work.
     
  6. Screwtape macrumors regular

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    Please, for the love of God, don't play Halo though a 3G connection.
     
  7. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    I ran a speed test with a 3G connection on. I was getting 1.8mbt/s . That should be more then good enough to play a game...
     
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  9. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I think so. It may be faster, but 3G does not have nearly as much upstream bandwidth as a cable or DSL line.

    And your carrier (especially AT&T) would kill you with unauthorized tethering fees.

    Don
     
  10. ThrillHouseMD macrumors member

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    Ha. Slayer.
     
  11. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    That's true. My exact results were:

    3G
    1.96mb/s down
    0.22mb/s up.


    Edge:
    0.15mb/s down
    0.08mb/s up

    WiFi:
    1.82mb/s down
    4.74mb/s up

    That is a big difference.
     
  12. prospereagle92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have you recently used my wi-fi????.......Didn't think so.
     
  13. kleinishere macrumors member

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    It's a fair question not one that requires a smart ass remark like kthnxbai. The data probably wouldn't be *massive* unless you played only through 3G and for extended amounts of time. A game like halo only has a ~10-20 kilobytes coming in and out at a time, not different from someone going from youtube to youtube to youtube. I know I've loaded really long lectures on the iPhone through youtube and seen my bill with 12 megabyte transfers with no problems.

    And the question is a good one, I've thought about this too - imagine playing Halo while in the car if you hook up a 360 to the back seat screen of a mini van. Plus, some people's broadband just isn't reliable. I know mine at home in Kentucky can be much worse than the perceived 3G signal while loading youtube or web pages.

    Anyways, if someone knows the answer to this it would be helpful. I don't see why you couldn't do an iPhone -(wireless ad hoc network)> Laptop -(via CAT5 networking cable)> 360
     
  14. Slypr macrumors member

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    I've played halo on dialup so I'm sure it would work on 3G
     
  15. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Even if the band with is higher. The ping time over ATT network will be by far higher and it will not work.

    in online gaming Ping time is a lot more important than bandwith
     
  16. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Funny, because XBOX LIVE requires broadband. I'd really like to know how you hooked a phone line up to your XBOX, and how you managed to fool Microsoft's servers into thinking a dial-up connection was a broadband connection.

    Don
     
  17. prospereagle92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have you ever heard of an adapter? WOW :eek:

    kthxbai
     
  18. kleinishere macrumors member

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    good point, rodimus prime. i have no knowledge of how the 3g ping really is but i trust you when you say it to be significantly high. still, if you try it OP, let us know how it goes!
     
  19. prospereagle92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I sold my 3G so i won't be able to test it out until friday when i get my 3G S
     
  20. phoenixdude24 macrumors member

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    eh, i got nothing else to do, i'll connect the iphone to the macbook and connect the 360 to the macbook and see what happens, give me a couple of minutes
     
  21. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah um....

    They don't make ethernet -> RJ11 adaptors. They do make HPNA/ethernet bridges, which require a USB port and drivers for the bridge to work, and you still only have dial-up speeds, which will not ping Microsoft's servers fast enough to allow an XBOX LIVE connection to be established.

    kthnxbai,

    Don
     
  22. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    This is why so many 360 servers are laggy. Too many people with god-awful connections trying to play. Makes me really appreciate the PS3's dedicated servers that are available in some games.
     
  23. Slypr macrumors member

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    Basically I set up internet sharing between the modem on the computer and the Ethernet port, then I just connected the xbox to the computers Ethernet port.
     
  24. prospereagle92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You obviously never have played Halo 3 or any other game with mass amounts of players, because this happens all the time.
     
  25. shanew21 macrumors regular

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    yep...I hate it too
     

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