Gettting around Uni restrictions to play xbox live?

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by jjsearson, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. jjsearson

    jjsearson
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Right, I'm off to Cardiff university in a few weeks.

    I will be taking my xbox 360 with me for playing and keeping in touch with some of my firends on xbox live.
    However I know for a fact the university accomodation uses a type of network security called reslan. I have been told that this reslan blocks the ports needed to play xbox live (and all p2p downloading programs, which I also like to use).

    Does anybody know if there will be anyway around this? For instance will I be able to run the xbox through my laptop and connect to live?
     
  2. kahunaav

    kahunaav
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    189
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +21
    wont make any difference if your laptop is on the same Uni network, do they definately block live, I can understand P2P for legal/bandwidth reasons etc but console gaming doesnt need loads of bandwidth seems a bit harsh blocking that.
     
  3. jjsearson

    jjsearson
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    port tunnelling ha been mentioned to me. But I am not quite sure what that is?
     
  4. kahunaav

    kahunaav
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    189
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Ratings:
    +21
    you could try this, really you need something to tunnel to on the outside of the network, if they only allow port 80 then SSH tunneling would be the way to go but as I said you need something to tunnel to (router at home etc)
     
  5. badbob

    badbob
    Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    4,591
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Ratings:
    +318
    Worth getting chucked out of the dorms to continue being a computer nerd?
     
  6. SeanT

    SeanT
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Messages:
    6,156
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Coventry
    Ratings:
    +368
    Go to a different university, one that is on the JANET backbone and where the ITS guys don't bother restricting stuff because they are too busy downloading P2P :D
     

Share This Page

Loading...