Thanks to the excellent advice of harrisuk, last night I played my first online Halo x-box internet game. This is thanks to some free gateway software from www.xbconnect.com which allows X-box link games which are not necessarily x-box live enabled to play over broadband internet for free, without a x-box live subscription. As Halo isn't x-box live enabled and I don't have any x-box live enabled games to justify a x-box live subscription, this is quite a revelation for me! From what I gathered, you need 128K upstream and downstream bandwidth minimum per player on you x-box. Installation is clean and simple. It allows you to easily join existing servers, tag friends and even host a game (again limited to you upload bandwidth i.e 256Kbps=2 internet players???) I did find most of the server hosts listed for Halo were french or german and I think some stipulated at least 2 players on your x-box (split screen) otherwise you get "kicked" some also seem to kick you if you don't answer a non-english language question, probably something like "are you spanish?". Perhaps this relates to the war effort, network lag issues or just plain poor international relations, I'm not sure! My tag is Fluff100, so please look out for me in the list if I host a game. So, anyone else playing on this wonderful service? What's your tag then and when do you go online? I've added a poll to make the thread more interesting! regards, Rob.