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- Apr 4, 2020
- Whatever, just wash your hands.
I would just keep contacting them until they file a restraining order against you or they cave and give you your connection.
Works surprisingly well - a friend of mine did that for his PS3 and for various MMO's via his iPhone.Fayathon said:Best thing I could think of is getting a smartphone with an internet package, tethering it to a laptop and using that laptop as a wireless bridge for your console. It's a convoluted as hell solution and I have no idea how well it would work, but it's the best I've got.
Given the increasing reliance on Steam for PC gaming, you're actually more fucked. So many games I couldn't activate, update, download, or play online due to Steam being blocked at my university (though I think they've since unblocked it). To play offline, you had to disconnect your computer from the internet, activate Steam, and wait for it to let you go into offline mode.Irridium said:Or you could try getting into PC gaming by upgrading whatever you have. Because like single-player gamers, PC gamers totally aren't fucked over most of the time these days! Nope, not at all!
Hmm, looks like I'll be trying to find my own place when I leave for University... if possible. I have friends in America I want to stay close to when I leave and we play games every day.cookyy2k said:Yes, British university in hall internet connections are brutally moderated with draconian firewalls. At my old uni you could't pc game or torrent (legal torrents before I get a ban), the problem is the network admins they usually employ are well an truly in the games are bad mindset and you can't convince them of a positive reason for them to allow it. In a way it's understandable though, even if only 1 in 10 have an xbox it'd slaughter bandwidth when you have a uni with 12k students.Disaster Button said:Do they block PC gaming also? If not you could try that, and get a refund for Xbox live... if that's even possible.
What university do you go to anyway, is this a standard practice of British Universities?
Huh. I don't see why a university would bother blocking the internet from gaming consoles.LightspeedJack said:Snipped
;Worgen said:I would just keep contacting them until they file a restraining order against you or they cave and give you your connection.
;BloatedGuppy said:Couldn't you just move off-campus and commute to University?
Though at the end of the day:jakko12345 said:Don't know if it'll work for you, but i tricked my ISP at uni into thinking my Xbox was my laptop via changing the Xbox's alternate MAC address... Actually i'll just give you this
So be wary of what I quoted before the very last quote just in case they somehow manage to figure out what you've done. Somehow!Sgt. Dante said:To be honest, their internet their rules, if they say no then you don't really get a say.
If you're desperate you could get your own internet connection, like a £G dongle or something, not great i know but if you don't have the options what else can you do?
Also, I REALLY wouldn't recommend trying to manipulate any potential holes in the firewall, that kinda shit tends to lead to a pretty serious case of the expulsions.
That's the reason right there: the internet is incredibly fast because they don't all online gaming. If they did there would suddenly be a whole lot more traffic going through. Probably not enough to be detrimental but universities are cheap, hate-filled bastards who see you as a walking money pináta whose entitled to as little as they can give.LightspeedJack said:There is no reason why they should stop me from enjoying my hobby especially as the internet seed is rediculously fast here.
That... was kind of my point. All this online crap is pretty much just adding plenty more problems to the whole thing.J03bot said:Given the increasing reliance on Steam for PC gaming, you're actually more fucked. So many games I couldn't activate, update, download, or play online due to Steam being blocked at my university (though I think they've since unblocked it). To play offline, you had to disconnect your computer from the internet, activate Steam, and wait for it to let you go into offline mode.
Somehow still managed to link consoles over the network as a giant LAN thing though. Much Halo 3 was played.
How exactly does not being able to play a round of TF2 or L4D or going to affect somebodys games design or journalism course?LightspeedJack said:Yeah, something like that. It's not like I'm going to drop out because of this but it's just a needless annoyance. Also I'm studying Journalism, and specifically games Journalism, there are also people who studying Game Design and we are denied a service that would be very beneficial to our work.Paragon Fury said:Let me guess....your university uses Cisco or some other access control that requires system verification before you can get online, right?
Firstly, it's there internet, their rules, so you're pretty much stuck.LightspeedJack said:I'm pissed. You want to know why I'm pissed. Well that doesn't matter because your still reading this so I'm going to tell you anyway. I moved into University this week and by all accounts I am enjoying my time here very much, I've made tons of new friends and my course is really interesting. The only problem? The university's firewalls block any games consoles from connecting to the internet.
What. The. Fuck.
I've contacted the ICT helpdesk to ask if they could sort it outso I could connect but they said they're not changing it just for me so they politley told me to go fuck myself. I'm sure that gaming online means more to me than most because aside from just playing it for fun, it is also the first way I can talk to my friends from home, I also write about gaming which is impossible if I do not have access to the online features of my consoles. On top of all this I have already paid for a year's worth of Xbox Live Gold subscription which will all go to waste. There is no reason why they should stop me from enjoying my hobby especially as the internet seed is rediculously fast here.
Does anybody know a way of getting around the firewall or any way I could connect the internet in ome other way? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
TL;DR: My university won't let me play online games. This sucks and isthere anything I can do to still game online?