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    Hi guys,
    I'm a 1st year student at Pembroke and I was wondering about bringing my Xbox 360 next term. I only really want to bring it if I'm going to be able to log onto Xbox Live. I was wondering if anyone knew if it would be possible to log on at Pembroke? I don't know whether other colleges have different systems for the internet, but here we have to plug in our ethernet cord then once a day a screen will pop up in your browser and you have to enter your password then it says "Please wait whilst your connection is being switched" (or something similar), then after 60 seconds you shut down your browser and restart it, then you're good to go on the internet.
    I was wondering if that could screw up Xbox Live? Since I will be unable to enter a password as such. Also, might they block Live somehow? I'm unable to log onto Steam in order to play CounterStrike.

    Thanks

    PS. If anyone from Oxford wants to play some Halo some time, give me a shout
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    I'd like to watch this thread.
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    You'd have to set up tunnelling so live goes through your pc to your xbox
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    I want to do this too next year. Do any current students know if its possible?
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    surely such a waste man?

    I love cod as much as the next guy but oxford term times are short enough so just play xbox when you go home.. term time is for hanging with yr friends and studying hard
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    The XBox 360 and Playstation 3 uses Peer to Peer, which is banned by a number of colleges. You might want to check out what Pembroke's policy is.
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    It doesn't really help your work or social life, to be fair - better things to do!
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    I know someone at St Catherine's who got into quite a bit of trouble for using xbox live through the college internet. Be careful.
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    Thanks for your help guys. I actually accidentally found out how to do this tonight when someone offhandedly mentioned how he did it with his PS3.
    In response to the "waste of time" - I have to study really, really hard, and sometimes it would be nice to blow off steam by playing a few games. I enjoy socialising as much as the next person, and spend a lot of time in the college bar, but I don't want to spend 100% of my non-working time doing that.

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by TheyCallHim)
    Thanks for your help guys. I actually accidentally found out how to do this tonight when someone offhandedly mentioned how he did it with his PS3.
    How did he do it? Feel free to PM me if you're not comfortable posting here.
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    (Original post by DeanK22)
    The it peeps are a bit sensitive about what you do with "their" internet and peer to peer is banned throughout the Unviersity, which is bad as 360 counts as peer to peer.

    They also consider spotify to be peer to peer [despite the clear purpose that it was made not to be peer to peer].
    It's stupid because peer-to-peer is banned to prevent piracy going on in halls.

    The principle of peer-to-peer itself is fine and so xbox's infrastructure shouldn't mean it is in any way a threat to security or whatever, oxford are just being, in this case, silly.

    I can't think of another university that polices its internetz as much as Oxford
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    (Original post by I Kant Spall)
    How did he do it? Feel free to PM me if you're not comfortable posting here.
    No offence, but if he's not comfortable posting it here, he clearly shouldn't be doing it...

    Anyway, if this is really just about wanting to "blow off steam by playing a few games", surely that ought to be possible without enabling peer to peer functions? So why risk getting into trouble with your college and being fined and/or cut off the network altogether?:confused:
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    (Original post by DeanK22)
    They also consider spotify to be peer to peer [despite the clear purpose that it was made not to be peer to peer].
    Perhaps Spotify developed the ability to work through peer-to-peer by accident.
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    No offence, but if he's not comfortable posting it here, he clearly shouldn't be doing it...

    Anyway, if this is really just about wanting to "blow off steam by playing a few games", surely that ought to be possible without enabling peer to peer functions? So why risk getting into trouble with your college and being fined and/or cut off the network altogether?:confused:
    Nope, 360, PS3, Wii and a lot of PC games (MW2) are P2P by nature.
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    (Original post by Rai)
    Nope, 360, PS3, Wii and a lot of PC games (MW2) are P2P by nature.
    Oh, OK, then. I'm a bit ignorant regarding games consoles, I'm afraid.:o: My knowledge of them pretty much stops at the SNES.
    Still, there must be ways for the OP to play video games without having to break college rules for it.
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    Oh, OK, then. I'm a bit ignorant regarding games consoles, I'm afraid.:o: My knowledge of them pretty much stops at the SNES.
    Still, there must be ways for the OP to play video games without having to break college rules for it.
    Yeah, but my point is (and I'm not arguing with you) that the college rules are stupid.

    It's like banning blunt letter openers because they use a similar technology to knives.. P2P is banned at Oxford because P2P file sharing encourages piracy, but why does it include P2P activities under which no piracy can occur?

    Skype is P2P, and if they ban that, well, good luck to them.
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    (Original post by Rai)
    Yeah, but my point is (and I'm not arguing with you) that the college rules are stupid.

    It's like banning blunt letter openers because they use a similar technology to knives.. P2P is banned at Oxford because P2P file sharing encourages piracy, but why does it include P2P activities under which no piracy can occur?

    Skype is P2P, and if they ban that, well, good luck to them.
    Well, I don't know very much about this, but I was under the impression that this isn't purely about piracy (although obviously it will be one concern), but about how the university network works and what p2p stuff does to it. Skype used to be banned altogether because of that, but now it's allowed provided you don't use certain settings or something like that.

    Anyway, I don't see why this is supposed to be such a huge infringement of people's personal rights, to be honest.:dontknow: The university provides the network so students can use it to work, i.e. search for articles, read e-books, use the library catalogue, receive messages from their college or faculty etc. You're allowed to use it for recreational purposes as well, of course, but that's a privilege, not a right, and if there are copyright issues involved (which means the university might end up being sued for an awful lot of money) in p2p stuff and/or it messes with the network, increases the risk of virus or whatever, they have every right to ban them. Or are there any p2p activities which would actually be crucial for students to carry out their research?:confused:
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    (Original post by Rai)
    Yeah, but my point is (and I'm not arguing with you) that the college rules are stupid.

    It's like banning blunt letter openers because they use a similar technology to knives.. P2P is banned at Oxford because P2P file sharing encourages piracy, but why does it include P2P activities under which no piracy can occur?

    Skype is P2P, and if they ban that, well, good luck to them.
    Peer-to-peer is frowned upon primarily because of the amount of bandwidth it uses. The recent 'ban' of Spotify surely proves this, since the whole point of Spotify is that is is legal, yet it has still fallen foul of OUCS.
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    (Original post by Rai)
    I can't think of another university that polices its internetz as much as Oxford
    Do you have a lot of experience of university IT policies? Brookes certainly police its internet much more heavily than my Oxford college did. It also makes you pay per week to use it in halls.
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    (Original post by Teebs)
    Do you have a lot of experience of university IT policies? Brookes certainly police its internet much more heavily than my Oxford college did. It also makes you pay per week to use it in halls.
    I didn't mean it like that, but yes I do.
    I used to play a lot of online games (competitively in leagues and stuff, i'm not proud of it but hey it was fun) and due to the nature of the competitions a lot of the players would be 18+ and at uni, as such I have friends at Leeds, Birmingham, etc. that have free roam over their internet.

    I don't understand why you're being so hostile, I'm not trying to argue or anything.
 
 
 
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