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    Connecting to the Internet question

    Ive moved into my university halls, finished freshers week and now finally I've actually bothered to come onto the pc, i missed most the HUKD birthday scratchcards but oh well! and I have some questions about a few internet issues I'm having.

    The internet is controlled by software called Hallsnet and you have to log in each time before you can access the internet. I want to connect my PS3 to the internet but I cant get it because there isnt a way to log into the internet on the PS3, so im wondering if its possible to broadcast the internet wirelessly from my laptop so the ps3 could get the internet that way?

    If not any other options you could suggest? I've got freshers flu so im wanting to keep myself entertained and to be honest a little Call of Duty is just what the doctor ordered! (well maybe)

    EDIT: looking through the current wireless networks there is a Circuit UK network thats unsecured, but it wont load the internet. anyone know how that works too?

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    you can let others connect to the internet wireless through your laptop i used to do it for my xbox, that may work at halls or you can connect it through an ethernet cable

    Depends on how its setup tbh. No way of knowing without finding someone who's been to your Uni...

    doesnt Hallsnet have a 500mb per day limit as well?
    Also you will probably find it wont be quick enough, especially the latency to play online games anyways.
    But how does your laptop connect? wired or wireless?

    As you can run a ps3 through a PC to connect.

    just go on youtube.com and search how to connect my ps3 online through my laptop. some videos there where they show you exactly how to do it

    just had a little look for you seems Hallsnet set the MTU and thus you probably wont be able to play online anyways even if you get it connected.

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    awoodhall2003;6504959

    just had a little look for you seems Hallsnet set the MTU and thus you … just had a little look for you seems Hallsnet set the MTU and thus you probably wont be able to play online anyways even if you get it connected.



    ah damn, the internet its self is quite fast, the limit is 1gb a day. the speedtest shows its speed, now i guess you know where i go though!

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/585382188.png

    I only have one ethernet port in my pc, if i bought an adapter (USB to ethernet) would that work


    @ RBH do you mean wirelessly or through another ethernet? any information on that would be amazing!

    golemsmate;6505164

    ah damn, the internet its self is quite fast, the limit is 1gb a day. the … ah damn, the internet its self is quite fast, the limit is 1gb a day. the speedtest shows its speed, now i guess you know where i go though! ]I only have one ethernet port in my pc, if i bought an adapter (USB to ethernet) would that work


    im not sure on the adapters whether they are in and outputs but i would imagine they s1hould be as they should work as an ethernet port.

    Thats a good speed, and damn hot upload! the ping is good as well, should have no problems with online gaming!

    You shall need a crossover cable, and enter the static IP's in both, and both on the same subnet for example - 192.168.0.x
    Unless it automatically configures it (i dont think ti will)

    EDIT: we now know its Keele, although i dont think as many uni's now use Hallsnet anyways, a lot have gone over to SuperJANET and stuff similar. Glad they increased it to 1GB though, definetely much better then 500mb a day!

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    awoodhall2003;6505211

    im not sure on the adapters whether they are in and outputs but i would … im not sure on the adapters whether they are in and outputs but i would imagine they s1hould be as they should work as an ethernet port.Thats a good speed, and damn hot upload! the ping is good as well, should have no problems with online gaming! You shall need a crossover cable, and enter the static IP's in both, and both on the same subnet for example - 192.168.0.x Unless it automatically configures it (i dont think ti will)EDIT: we now know its Keele, although i dont think as many uni's now use Hallsnet anyways, a lot have gone over to SuperJANET and stuff similar. Glad they increased it to 1GB though, definetely much better then 500mb a day!



    is hallsnet quite outdated? im hopin it works with windows 7 because i just bought the premium 64 bit!

    I'll try to buy an adapter, anyone know good shops that might sell them, around here we have a very limited range of shops, wilkinsons and argos, maybe PCworld at a stretch

    if you can connect your laptop direct to the internet, then from the laptop to your ps3 should work or let your ps3 connect wirelessly to your laptop is just as good! Instructions you will find on youtube!

    golemsmate;6505529

    is hallsnet quite outdated? im hopin it works with windows 7 because i … is hallsnet quite outdated? im hopin it works with windows 7 because i just bought the premium 64 bit! I'll try to buy an adapter, anyone know good shops that might sell them, around here we have a very limited range of shops, wilkinsons and argos, maybe PCworld at a stretch


    outdated? maybe, but will make little difference to how a OS connects as networking is a standard that is adhered to and thus windows 3.11 could connect to hallsnet all the way through to windows 7.
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