How To Get Xbox Live and PS2 Broadband To Work With Dialup
This is actually very simple, and I'm surprised this method isn't spreading around the internet like crazy.
First, let me clear a few things up for you fan boys/people that think its only broadband for a reason.
IT DOES NOT ruin the gaming experience for anyone else because it lags, the servers are set up in a way where only you will lag, and no one else.
It almost never lags, not joke, there SHOULD be dialup support, Microsoft is just too damn lazy, want proof? ok!
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: NO LAG, EVER
Unreal Championship: NO LAG, unless you are on a slow server with 16 people, I achieved going into a 12 person room, on a good server, with no lag.
Mechassault: NO LAG, EVER
Tetris Worlds: NO LAG, EVER (yeah I know its kind of a bad example, but who cares?)
Every game I've tested that was Broadband only had no lag (I've tested all of them, no joke) the only problems you run into are if you are on a server that is crappy, a server with lots of people, if their are a lot of people using the headset (the headset doesn't lag Xbox...weird...) or combinations of the above.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: NO LAG, I played a 16 player game with no lag, the only problems I experienced was with a 16 player game, that was on a crappy server
If you DO experience lag when I said there was none, chances are, you have a crappy connection, or are on a crappy server. If you need a reliable Dial-up account ill E-mail you a user/pass, ONLY ASK FOR ONE IF YOU NEED IT, my email address is Shibathedog@msn.com
Anyway, heres how you do it
What you need:
Network adaptor (if you are on PS2)
PC With Network Card
Crossover Cable (Also known as Patch cable)
Xbox Live Account (If you are on Xbox)
TV/Necessary hookup cables for console/game/other obvious stuff...
I am using Windows XP to do this, if someone knows how to do it with Windows 98 or below, let me know, I haven't used Windows 98 in so long I barely remember anything.
First, hook up your console, take the Crossover cable, put one end in your PC, one end in your Xbox/PS2
Second, Turn on your computer, Dial onto the internet, CLOSE ANY PROGRAMS THAT USE BANDWIDTH, This means AOL instant messenger, MSN instant messenger (if it doesn't let you close it, use CONTROL+ALT+DELETE and close the Process called msmsgs.exe
Third: In the bottom right corner of your Start Bar there should be an icon that looks like 2 computer screens blinking green, (it should not be blinking actually, but it blinks every once in awhile, if its blinking a lot, something is using your bandwidth go back to step 2) Double click on it and a window should come up, click the Properties button and then click the advanced tab. In the Internet Connection Sharing section, check the box (it should actually be the second box down from all the boxes shown) make sure NONE of the other boxes are checked and press OK, you may have to wait a few seconds now, then click close on the other window we opened earlier
Fourth: Turn on your Console, boot into your game, Log onto Xbox Live (for Xbox) or whatever PS2 game your playing, and there you go! It works!
E-mail me and tell me what games you've tested, the amount of lag, what ISP you where using, and other information you have. Shibathedog@msn.com
Edited by Shibathedog, 28 February 2004 - 05:07 PM.