Internet access on consoles.....

I have a few questions for the smart..... Can PS2, Gamecube, Or XBox browse webpages? which ones can/can't? With xbox live is that 50 dollars just for playing games online and u have to have another ISP or is it just for access w/ your XBox so u don't need another ISP? Thanks all, appreciate it.
 

joe81

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you dont need another ISP my cousin got it and he uses his cable modem provider he just hooks his xbox up to the modem and he plays. Told me it is really fun and i have to try it when i come in, so it must be good.
 
Originally posted by BJammzz@Nov. 02 2002, 8:40 pm

I have a few questions for the smart..... Can PS2, Gamecube, Or XBox browse webpages? which ones can/can't? With xbox live is that 50 dollars just for playing games online and u have to have another ISP or is it just for access w/ your XBox so u don't need another ISP? Thanks all, appreciate it.

from xbox.com

Can I connect to the internet with the Xbox online service?

No, Xbox online service is all about playing games. The service is not designed for doing email or browsing the web.

also here you have to pay the £39.99 for the years subscription to xbox live in addition to your isp charge (ie xbox live doesnt supply a connection, just an account on the server)
 

Supergrom

Member
$50 a year doesnt seem that bad to me, but i will have to try some of the games before i plunk down the cash still. I'm almost positive i be on xbox live at least by the time Halo 2 comes out though. For now though, im content with the gamespy tunnel software.
 

stack99

Member
50 bucks is well worth it, i have been beta testing for almost a month now and all I can say is its awesome... I mean the sports games kick ass and the online racing... ooh la la.. not too mention unreal tournament. thats gonna be good to. personally its worth it, but hey to each his own....

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What about PS2 and Gamecube? Can I use an aohell account for Gamecube's connection to the internet? or is it only through the big N themselfs?
 

Zziggy00

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Just out of curiosity...why would you want too? and if all else fails you could pick up a dreamcast for 40 bucks off e-bay.

And with PS2 there was a planet web browser that was released in Japan, i don't know if they plan on releasing it stateside but if you search on Kazza for the PS2 MP3 player, all it is, is the JAP Planet Web Browser (it supports the play back of MP3's) and you make a simple web page the loads your MP3's burn it all on one disc and you're good to go...

Hope that gives you something to look for
 

Link Hylia

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yes, any ISP will suffice, but broadband (read- Cable or DSL) is best for gaming. even the best phone lines still have a 200 ms ping time (AOL normally gets a 350ms+), but cable and DSL are often below 50 ms

just think of the Xbox/PS2/Dreamcast/Gamecube as another computer.

if you can easily hook up another computer, and browse the web, just do the same hookups hardwarewise, and you are good to go.

some will need to run a proxy server, as some ISPs need a computer signed on to the network, like AOL. this means that "gateway" (lowercase, not company) will need 2 Ethernet cards 1 for the modem (or USB/etc. used to connect to the modem) and 1 for the console. use a Crossover cable for the console-computer connection. then run a proxy server, like ICS or AnalogX's Proxy (pending your trusting of MS)

now, since it has internet access, it shouldn't be too hard to program a web browser so you can browse the web using the console, like webtv

though you do have to contend with the controllers, as mice and keyboards aren't standard.
 

Gallstaff

Member
Originally posted by Link Hylia@Nov. 03 2002, 4:36 am

yes, any ISP will suffice, but broadband (read- Cable or DSL) is best for gaming. even the best phone lines still have a 200 ms ping time (AOL normally gets a 350ms+), but cable and DSL are often below 50 ms

just think of the Xbox/PS2/Dreamcast/Gamecube as another computer.

if you can easily hook up another computer, and browse the web, just do the same hookups hardwarewise, and you are good to go.

some will need to run a proxy server, as some ISPs need a computer signed on to the network, like AOL. this means that "gateway" (lowercase, not company) will need 2 Ethernet cards 1 for the modem (or USB/etc. used to connect to the modem) and 1 for the console. use a Crossover cable for the console-computer connection. then run a proxy server, like ICS or AnalogX's Proxy (pending your trusting of MS)

now, since it has internet access, it shouldn't be too hard to program a web browser so you can browse the web using the console, like webtv

though you do have to contend with the controllers, as mice and keyboards aren't standard.

Well if you're going through the trouble i mean why bother...why not just use your computer?
 

cherok

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so hes going to check out the porn on your parents tv rather than on the computer. watch out for slimy xbox controllers haha
 

Link Hylia

New Member
makes it easier to catch him in the act, so to speak (I'm assuming you have a 21"+TV for him, bigger than your current monitor.

also Xbox has been compared many times to a PC. it contains very similar video and sound hardware, a PIII processor, and windows 2000 kernal, albeit stripped down. getting Linux on it is a tough job, but has or will be done.
 
Well I have AOHell (fukin parents think it is god) and I am timed(2hrs everyday except sunday, I have no time then). SO yea, when researchin and shit I use the DC, I just aminly wnated to know if it is possable to get online w/ the cube and/or XBox. Would be nice w/ the XBox because I can just DL stuff strait to the HD, like save files and such.
 
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