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Old 04-22-2008, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb BB 8703e as a modem for XBOX LIVE!!!

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Hello, i've never posted here before, but i hope i can be of some help (if anyone cares!)
***IF YOU GET CHARGED FOR DATA USAGE, DO NOT EVEN LOOK AT THIS!***
xbox live eats TONS of bandwidth

I've recently hooked my BB up as a modem (through USB to computer, obviously!)

NOW, double click on your connection (mine is called BLACKBERRY MODEM)

Click PROPERTIES

now find the tab, ADVANCED

You will see that the Blackberry can let other computers connect through "this" computer...enable that checkbox, and close out. but DONT CONNECT JUST YET!

Enable Windows Internet Connection Sharing (don't remember how right now lol), and SHARE your blackberry modem connection, with your Ethernet connection (linksys, built-in ethernet, whatever).

Now, connect to the internet with BLACKBERRY MODEM (your connection), fire up your XBOX 360, and VOILA!!!

Although slow at times, it is reliable. I have played MULTIPLE games of COD4, GRAW, Rockband, Test Drive Unltd, etc., downloaded the CONAN and IRONMAN demos, Rented some HD movies, and even hosted bomberman matches, which isn't the best of ideas (DO NOT HOST ANY GAMES---WAAAAAAAAY TOO SLOW)

The only thing that is somewhat a concern is this pesky little thing, called a NAT. When you connect to live like this, your NAT is set to strict, which only allows you to join a limited number of games. You can still play, but you will NOT get the full llist of games bieng played (say HALO3 had 500 online matches running, you may only see, say 75-100 of them)...

maybe somebody else knows how to correct this "NAT" issue?

Free XBOX LIVE! WHOO HOOOOOO! (assuming you get unltd data)

and if this is already mentioned in another thread, please tell me, and delete this thread, cause it will make me feel stupid!
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