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Routing VPN and Xbox

September 18, 2007 at 10:51:22
Specs: Windows XP, .

Hi, im in the process of being able to hook my xbox up to my computer and have my xbox being connected through the VPN connection. I am to the point that i have my network cards on my PC bridged, so my internet goes through my PC and into a router. If i hook my laptop into my router i can get internet, so i know that part is set up correctly. Whenever i run my VPN connection on the PC, i get an error that says "IPX/SPX or compatible CP reported error 733: A connection to the remote computer could not be completed" So this is where i am stuck. Where do i go from here?

I know that this is possible because i know of someone who is doing exactly what i am trying to do.


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#1
September 18, 2007 at 11:39:20

Unload the ipx/spx compatable protocol. You should only be running tcp/ip unless you for work need a netware connection.

Sounds like you are running a vpn client on your pc? VPN clients, from my experience, shut off all other connections so your bridging would not work.

What are you trying to accomplish with a vpn connection?

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#2
September 18, 2007 at 11:46:28

The firewall of the network i am on doesnt allow xbox live, so by using the VPN i can gain access to xbox live.

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#3
September 18, 2007 at 13:00:12

"so by using the VPN i can gain access to xbox live"

How did you come to that conclusion?

Are you sure you aren't confusing VPN with ICS? There is no vpn support mentioned in the xbox setup

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/c...

which isn't surprising since a vpn is a point to point connection not a open on the internet connection.

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#4
September 18, 2007 at 14:26:01

I know what im trying to do is not basic at all, at wont be covered in any kind of an xbox manual. But i KNOW that by somehow routing the my internet from my pc to my xbox, that i can play xbox live. One of my friends did this, but i cant get a hold of him to figure out how.I need to make it so that by some mean, a bridge or not, that my xbox will be connected to the VPN connection that is on my computer, by running one cord into my PC, and one cord out into the xbox.

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#5
September 18, 2007 at 14:57:12

I am real sure now you are confusing ICS with VPN.

If you scroll down a bit in the link I provided you will see "windows ICS connection" for the how to.

I suspect this is all for naught

"The firewall of the network i am on doesnt allow xbox live, so by using the VPN i can gain access to xbox live. "

ICS won't make a difference since all you did was add a layer between the firewall and xbox. That does nothing. Firewall won't let the xbox ports work. Doesn't matter if you plug the xbox direct or route it thru a dozen pcs they all end up the same place: blocked by the firewall.

Now perhaps your thought is to go thru the firewall with your vpn. First assumption is that they haven't configured those ports as closed also. Second assumption is that a vpn puts you on the internet like if the firewall did allow xbox ports. It doesn't.

Now if you had a remote vpn server or device that also had internet connectivity perhaps you could via a vpn get xbox live to bypass the firewall. But consider the following;

1. if school or work you are in violation of policy and could be terminated or kicked out of school
2. if you did get it to work via the vpn it would be dog slow since it has to travel thru your pc, the firewall, the vpn device in and out to the internet before it even gets started on the journey to a xbox live server.

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#6
September 18, 2007 at 15:15:02

I understand what you are saying. I am try to combine ICS and VPN together, knowing that ICS alone will not work. I know that the VPN im using does have the ports open for xbox live, and the vpn server is remote (if i have the meaning of that correctly, meaning its located else where).

My question now is: How do i tell my computer, to send the VPN connection to the xbox / tell the xbox to connect to my VPN.

If you are doubting if this is possible, i know it works, i only got the idea from my friend who accomplished it.



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#7
September 19, 2007 at 00:20:45

Is this what your trying to accomplish?

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#8
September 19, 2007 at 01:28:13

I did a lot of Googling and didn't find anything on running XBox Live over a VPN.

"Computer security." — Oxymoron


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#9
September 19, 2007 at 07:47:01

"How do i tell my computer, to send the VPN connection to the xbox / tell the xbox to connect to my VPN."

You don't. Once you have connected the laptop to the vpn... you would automatically go to the vpn from ICS.

But like I said before usually when you engage the vpn client it cuts all other connections.

You don't seem to know what your vpn client is connecting to. I am more than doubting this would work or your friend did exactly this. Bet your friend did ICS but no vpn.

Post back if you get it working and post how for others to know and follow. Best of luck!


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#10
September 30, 2007 at 16:30:18

Hey bud, I am having the same problem. I have a friend that is going to a school where the dorm has been blocking Xbox Live (but the IT guys love WoW so naturally that works fine).

Me and my comrade have been fiddling with Hamachi to reroute the xbox live connection through a VPN tunnel from his computer to mine and from mine out to the internet. We have had no success and I've been googling for almost a year and then I just found this. I know it is possible, I'm just inexperienced with VPNs to get it working. My old IT teacher back in high school days had Xbox Live running through a VPN and I so wish I could find him.


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#11
October 1, 2007 at 17:22:41

Just a thought, would port redirection work?

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