tricky ad-hoc set up

January 4, 2012 at 09:57:56
Specs: Macintosh
OK so this one has me stumped and I'm pretty tech savy and resourcefull.I'm using pdanet to hook my pc to the internet through my phone(3g). I'm trying to set up a ad-hoc network using my wireless USB adapter to get my xbox360 on line. I have the network set but I'm running into 2 issues. The wireless ad-hoc network is saying local only(internet connection sharing is enabled on the PDA net network that IS working on the pc) when I run the Xbox live test it connects to the network in the first step. The second step is actually connecting to Xbox live. This step fails because the minimum mtu is 1364. So my question is is it possible to set this higher since I'm using PDA net and not a router? Thanks for any help. (btw I'm not a lag beast I'm using this to download patches and dlc lol)

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#1
January 4, 2012 at 10:40:43
I don't see a mention of engaging ICS between the two network interfaces. No routing means no internet for xbox. I suspect the mtu is a red herring.

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January 4, 2012 at 11:09:39
When setting Ics on the pda net connection there's a drop tab that let's me choose which vpn to share with since it's a wireless USB adapter I'm choosing the wireless connection instead of LAN. Is this what you mean or am I completely missing a step? I also manually changed my mtu for all connections in the cmd prompt with admin privilege to 1500 but still get the same error.

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#3
January 4, 2012 at 11:40:27
You list Macintosh, I presume this is an Apple Mac running OS X version ???

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#4
January 4, 2012 at 11:44:01
No I just seen that sorry will change it. I'm running a windows based pc not apple.

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#5
January 4, 2012 at 12:01:31
"which vpn to share " Eh? you mention no vpns.

You would choose what physical connection you are using to connect to the 3g and the other would be your wireless card which is back at defaults of obtain ip address automatically. ICS will take care of the ip addressing

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#6
January 4, 2012 at 14:05:57
The phone is connected to the PC how ? USB or Bluetooth ?

You have a USB Wireless Adaptor in the PC and this should be Internet Connection Sharing with the XBOX WiFi ?

If you set up ICS using the USB Wireless Adaptor as the main device, it will automatically bridge the live internet connection provide by your phone to ICS. The wireless adaptor will be assigned 192.168.0.1 and the XBox 192.168.0.2

You appear to be trying manually to force a non-existent connection, let Winows take control !


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#7
January 4, 2012 at 15:21:06
"If you set up ICS using the USB Wireless Adaptor as the main device:\"

Just the opposite. Main device is the telephone tether interface and its what needs to be shared for internet access.

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January 5, 2012 at 08:36:01
PJust to follow up my initial setup was right and it wouldve worked but the current version of pdanet(3.02) causes an mtu error that there aware of and hoping to fix in a future patch per there website. Thanks for the input and help.

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