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Possible to do XBL on a dial-up?

Donnie Z
09-28-2007, 09:42 AM
Hi guys, just like the title says.

Is it possible to play online via xbox live (Halo 3, Gears, R6V etc.) if you only have 56k dial up internet?

I am asking for my brother, he can only get dial up where he lives, I have hi speed internet so I never got hooked to XBL because I honestly would feel kinda guilty if I got it and he can't play online with me.

Does anyone here game online with only a 56k dial up? If so, how is it? Any big problems or just some stuttering from time to time?

09-28-2007, 09:44 AM
Nope. Don't even try. You need broadband to play any sort of game on live

09-28-2007, 09:49 AM
And don't feel guilty. Get it and enjoy it. Then you can have him over so he can enjoy it with you.

Donnie Z
09-28-2007, 12:52 PM
That's what I thought, I think I will go ahead and get XBL and he will get it when hi speed becomes available where he is.

Thanks for the info.

1080i Ownz
09-30-2007, 09:35 AM
whats dial-up

09-30-2007, 11:06 AM
whats dial-up

It's a connection speed that the 360 can run on. PS3 isn't as versitile as the 360. The PS3 can only run on high speed.

JK - relax folks

09-30-2007, 02:39 PM
I had heard of people being able to do dail up on the first xbox, but as for the 360, it's definitely broadband speeds only.

09-30-2007, 02:46 PM
Broadband is definately the key word here. Back when I had DSL, you have no idea how horribly laggy my gaming sessions were with only 768kbps download/768kbps upload. It was great for smaller games, but was unplayable for larger multiplayer sessions like the kinds you'll see in Halo 3. Now I beleive I have 7mbpsdown, 384-512kbps upload and havn't had any problems.

Type A
09-30-2007, 09:52 PM
Donnie, where does he live? I only ask because evdo rev a might be an option, if its available in his area. Latency might be an issue, but Im going to set one up at work for my laptop, might hook the 360 up on a slow night and see how gaming is...still researching on that though, will contact alltel to see what their latency is.

Type A
09-30-2007, 10:01 PM
you have no idea how horribly laggy my gaming sessions were with only 768kbps download/768kbps upload. It was great for smaller games, but was unplayable for larger multiplayer sessions

Not really doubting you june, more wondering why....many of these folks seem to have good success with services slower than yours was, like this guy:

"I've had Sprint Mobile Broadband for about 3 weeks now. It works great for XL. Once in a great while it might lag. I mean like once or twice in a long gaming session. If you have Rev A in your area I would check EVDO out. Oh another thing is when Im playing on XL my wife is surfing the internet and downloading sims 2 crap. Im at school right now, but when I get home I will post some more info of ping times and speeds for you. Dont forget Im in a Rev A area too."

Or this one:

"I got on the sprint evdo network and im dowloading anywhere between 500 and 800 kbs and 150 to 200 upload and i have had noproblems at all playing fps games now ....I play counterstike soure and an rpg game called ultima online....both run great for me .....when i was only 1xrtt it wouldnt run the games.....was to laggy ....im anxious now for rev 0 to come out now its supposed to beupdated by the end of this month ...i should then get around 1 mb dloads and 250 up....well see ...."

Keep in mind, both these guys are using a cell phone service, evdo is usually slower than what your old service was rated at!


10-01-2007, 01:00 AM
whats dial-up

Good one. I don't think you can run dial up on a 360, but even if you do, you won't be able to play. You'd suffer from a life time of laggy gameplay.

10-01-2007, 09:35 AM
If he can get dial-up, he can probably get DSL

10-02-2007, 08:44 PM
My brother just bought a 360 and he can't even get on XBL with the Directv "broadband" internet. Unfortunately, he lives in a remote area where cable and DSL are not available, so he's screwed. :(

10-03-2007, 08:21 AM
So it sounds like there are others suffering from the same issue I have...

I am 2 miles too far to get Comcast or any DSL service. We are stuck with dial-up because I refuse to pay a huge amount for Dish Network's sat. internet which is slow and unreliable, plus there's an 18 month contract. I have no prob. with the contract, but within 18 months the area where I live will be fully developed with a new wal-mart supercenter and other stores that I assume they'll run the DSL lines out this way.

Anyone know how long it takes for them to run lines like that? We've seen them doing work in the ditches and stuff, but whenever we call AT&T they can't say anything about work being done in our area...kind of stupid if you ask me.