As to the office, beer works wonders when you get enough into most IT staff.
I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to play online in Xbox Live (or any online gaming for that matter) using only store bought equipment. I'll share with you my situation, and then maybe you will understand my question a little bit more. I work a cubicle office job, and I'm situated in the corner of a large floor with many of my co-workers. My corner includes a window on my right side. The office provides internet, but the internet is firewalled beyond belief, with the office floor split into many separate firewalled pockets. In other words, the level of security on the internet at the office is so great that when I tried to play xbox live on it one day that the Xbox 360 never seemed to pick up any internet at all. Ok, so what I'm asking is if someone knows of a way to get a reliable internet that will allow for playing on xbox live, be available without using wires hooking into walls (firewall will only block, maybe something like an antennae on my window?), and not cost a fortune (over $100 a month) when megabytes are being used during gameplay.
I've tried the "air cards" that Sprint and Verizon produce, and even though they do produce personal internet without using any wires going into plugins in the walls, they are not able to be used for online gaming because the limit is 5 GB a month and online gaming burns through megabytes (apparently) and it would cost me a fortune to use.