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    Default Tether to Xbox live possible?

    Has anyone been able to successfully tether their android to Xbox live via Pdanet, Barnacle, wifi tether for root, or any others? If so ...which one and how. Found several threads and even videos with a Google search...but nothing really solid ...decided to ask our wonderful V community

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    HA! Good luck trying not to lag. It would seem like you would lag if you tried to play a XBox Live game with a lot of people since VM's data sucks. Also don't do it.
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    In case someone knows how, but hasn't actually done it, this is done (in theory) by tethering android to your computer and then either sharing or bridging that connection with your Xbox via Ethernet hookup to your comp.

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    Quite aware it will lag, more interested in the possibility than the practicality

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    It can be done, haven't personally but I know it can be done. Even XBL makes mention of not using this technique on the xbox website.
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    Try using Wireless tether for root user that works the best for me.
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    Gonna be a PITA when the throttle kicks in right in the middle of your game. But have fun trying. Burn your 2.5 gigs up quick, and the rest of us won't have to worry about you the rest of the month.
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    Don't do it please, you're screwing over the people you are playing with by being so laggy with 200+ ms.
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    No intention of gaming with it, don't think that would be very fun...for anybody. Want it to run video apps like Hulu and Netflix thru my Xbox that's hooked up to an older model tv

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    I tried streaming Netflix before, out of curiosity. Mind you, this was with a netbook, not an Xbox, but there was way too much buffering. Probably not watchable for most people.

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    I played my PS3 online through wifi tether. Actually worked decently, I get decent speeds at my place. But the 200+ ms response times made it pretty laggy, made me harder to shoot though. Worked fine for netflix, low quality.
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    I tethered to my comp and bridged the connection to my 360, only game i was able to play was modern warfare 2. Didn't lag even on minimal signal. Only time i saw lag was when i got a text. It would be lag lag vvvv vvvv vvvv(phone vibrating lol)

    Over a 8hr session used 40mb.

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    You really don't use as much data as everyone claims Xbox live does. It obviously varies between game to game but about 20 KiB/s upload and download to play Call of Duty and Halo smoothly. That size of bandwidth needed is below the data cap limit. If you do the math you'll find that you use quite a bit less data tethered to Xbox Live than if you spent the same time watching YouTube on your phone.
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    I wish you people would quit hogging bandwidth on the already congested Sprint network by tethering to gaming consoles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuppliedRelic View Post
    I wish you people would quit hogging bandwidth on the already congested Sprint network by tethering to gaming consoles.

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    If you're only talking about tethering for console gaming, 20kB/sec is less than Pandora, so there's really nothing to complain about.

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    My friend does this (on the Newer Xbox w/ Wifi built in) to update his achievements and nothing more. However, it should be noted that xbox is a bw hog (as far as I'm aware they try to cache all ads/vids that are displayed on dash to emphasize this 'flow' effect). So be careful with the new bw limits.

    But in theory, yes, absolutely it's possible, using the same principal as sharing via bridged or ICS methods, using the android as the hotspot, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niftypixel View Post
    in theory, yes, absolutely it's possible, using the same principal as sharing via bridged or ICS methods, using the android as the hotspot, etc.
    In theory, anything is possible... in reality everything conceivable happens all the time. That said, I have successfully tethered my mobile device to my Xbox numerous times, using various connections depending on the desired results and I'd like to mention the results here. Not every method will operate in the same manner.

    For example, bridging the network either tethered or wireless is the simplest way to connect your Xbox to Xbox live via mobile device. However, using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) also allows the host computer to access internet while the Xbox is also connected. You can also fool the NAT compliance with the server by manually opening ports. Meaning, a user can play without restriction on Xbox live, with all the undesirable gaming impact forced upon other players on the same server. However, this is much more difficult to achieve, and is not as stable a connection as bridging. This connection is also very prone to hacker attacks, especially if you do not know how, or which ports should be opened for configuration.

    I should also mention, that even before attempting... I recommend the user obtain UNLIMITED mobile internet access. Only a small handful of carriers even offer it, and usually their requirement is paid contract mobile service for 5+ years. But otherwise, a user will incur overages on their mobile plan... I use easily 20GB in less than a week connecting my Xbox to my mobile device, it is a bandwidth hog.

    The steps for ICS and bridging are very different, and even different depending on OS. If you're attempting ICS be prepared for hours of troubleshooting, even then your mobile carrier may begin to restrict your subnet mask, your allowable max IP count, and even begin issuing a temporary IP that renews every hour to kick off devices. After two days of use, I experienced all these attempts to minimize bandwidth consumption, requiring me to adapt as various technological obstacles were electronically dropped on me. Unless you have a degree in communications technology, do not attempt an ICS... you will be fighting your own OS, as it seems Microsoft did not develop nor refine any user features for this function, in addition to your mobile carrier once your usage is audited.

    To bridge your network, connect your PC to your mobile device and establish internet connection via tether or wireless. I achieved this using the stock tethering app, not PdaNet, or any other internet connection app. Then connect your Ethernet cable to your PC and Xbox, wait one moment for this to resolve IP address', it should come across as an unidentified network on your Ethernet adapter. Verify the devices are connected, view devices on computer, verify that file sharing is enabled but the internet connection for your mobile device is NOT shared. Or, run command prompt and type, 'ipconfig/all' and confirm the media connections enabled have IP address' assigned. (Note: a IP of 169.254.xxx.xxx to the Xbox is OKAY! If you have an IP of 198.162.x.x then you may actually be already to go through ICS! DO NOT continue to bridge connections if a 198.162.x.x is automatically assigned to the Ethernet connection. But, popular internet myth is a 169.254.xxx.xxx IP means no connection, THIS IS NOT TRUE! It means, no connection to internet only to local, but that's okay... we haven't bridged connections yet!)

    Open Network and Sharing options, select both active networks, the internet connected network and the local one to the Xbox, right-click, and select 'bridge networks'. Give it about 2-5 minutes to bridge the connection. And attempt to log-in to Xbox live. The first attempt will not succeed (none of mine have), but after troubleshooting wired connections through Xbox it should resolve the network connection on the first attempt. It seems, this is a way of connecting without restarting the Xbox... I believe the network adapter for the Xbox resets before each attempt during troubleshooting which will resolve the connection.

    Hope this information helps, and answers any questions you might have. It's very possible to achieve, in a variety of different ways, both tethered and wireless, with or without a router. Some connections are easier than others, but the end result SHOULD always be the same... with your carrier or your wallet screaming for wireless mercy.

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    I was able to bridge my wifi from my laptop to my Xbox no problem. Worked just fine. Here's my question, since my Xbox is the old school Xbox. So I was thinking there has to be a way to USB tether directly to the Xbox...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond32 View Post
    I was able to bridge my wifi from my laptop to my Xbox no problem. Worked just fine. Here's my question, since my Xbox is the old school Xbox. So I was thinking there has to be a way to USB tether directly to the Xbox...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoshinJaa View Post
    Or find the old xbox wireless adapter

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    Yes I am aware of that however I really don't want to spend $55 on that piece of hardware knowing that in the near future the Xbox will red ring in some way. Its my third Xbox 360.

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    I have no idea why anyone would want to tether their phones to the xbox. Bandwidth fluctuates to frequently and speeds will be mediocre. You'll blaze through your data throttle limit, and then your phone will be useless. Go buy yourself a 50ft ethernet cord. Save yourself the trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by skurtov View Post
    I have no idea why anyone would want to tether their phones to the xbox. Bandwidth fluctuates to frequently and speeds will be mediocre. You'll blaze through your data throttle limit, and then your phone will be useless.
    I hear what you're saying, but I have been using this solution since I can choose my wireless provider but not my cable provider, who will remain nameless. My cable and internet provider are terrible and I will go through extreme lengths so they never get my money- $120 a month for basic because they're the only ones is a monopoly but, that's for a different forum. The point is, fortunately, my wireless provider offered an insane promotion in a written contract and on a 4gLTE network, with actual 4gLTE service in my area, it is the perfect solution. Movies streamed aren't HD, but I doubt anyone's CABLE provider can offer such service RELIABLY.

    In other words, what fluctuation in bandwidth and data limit? But, again... I can't speak for everyone. It's not like I genuinely recommend tethering to XBOX live. But, if one is so inclined for whatever their reason(s) may be, it can be done.

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    I'd bet using Virgin Mobile speeds for my Xbox Live would be way faster than my current at&t :roll:

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    Data speeds are not constant. You'll get speeds in bursts. At least with 3g. It's too inconsistent for a stable experience.

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    Believe it or not. I played black ops on live MANY times via tether with no visible lag. Each match only consumed 6 to 14 MB. Is it possible. Yes. Is it viable for long term. No way. But hey!

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