[Theory] Streetpass with Online Friends

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  1. someonewhodied
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    So what if you were to forward the data to something like hamatchi with someone else connected to you doing the same? Then, the two 3ds consoles would be sending streetpasses to each other with hamatchi as like the middle man, not changing any data.

    Would it work?
     
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    "Would it work" for what?
     
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    Would you be able to streetpass someone through an online network.
     
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    *Shrug* No idea
     
  5. Thesolcity

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    You already "can" kind of. Playing an online match with someone on your friends list registers their Mii in your Streetpass Plaza.
     
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    i mean like getting streetpass gems for kid icarus, adding to your streetpass count in mario kart, getting puzzle pieces and using those miis in find mii, ect...
     
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  7. sychotix

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    In theory, I believe it is possible. Similar to the idea that was presented before for the (i think its called) nintendo zone or w/e

    Now whether or not the 3DS checks for timestamps and whatnot in the signed "packets" and if transfer over the internet is viable is to be seen later.
     
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  8. McHaggis

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    I had the same idea a while back, but I think it would need to be done at the driver level.
     
  9. Kikirini

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    That would be nice if there was a way to streetpass with people via the internet...
     
  10. Janthran

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    There's no way for StreetPass to connect to the computer. So no.

    Didn't read the quote. Still no, though.
     
  11. sychotix

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    Being a computer science major... I'm pretty sure you are wrong. Do you know how wireless connections work? The 3DS simply broadcasts a signal "Hey, anyone out there?" If this message is captured, and replayed with the right hardware, another 3DS theoretically would pick it up and respond "Yes, I'm here. Wanna hook up sometime?" Depending on the type of connection, there might be a few steps after that to actually get the connections hooked up, but all communication between the two could be routed through two computers with the correct hardware.
     
  12. DeMoN

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    Haven't people tried this to play DS local wireless games online? It doesn't work.
     
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    Last i heard it's entirely possible but not feasible, similar to the NDS.
    The problem is that Nintendo apparently doesn't send complete wifi packages, so that conventional hardware is incapable of picking it up. While this could be fixed by creating custom hardware, this is more trouble than it's worth.
     
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    not sure
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    I think that, like over people, it's possible. But barely. It would have to feature too many complicated connections. I think it would be easier to StreetPass with a program on your computer than with other people on the internet. Let's wait for 3DBrew, first.
     
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    not sure
    a 3ds homebrew might be a while
     
  18. someonewhodied
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    I think he means to wait for the 3dbrew website to update with more streetpass info.


    and unfortunately Linux IS required to run a hostAPD last I checked, so it isn't really something everyone would be able to do.
     
  19. Deltaechoe

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    I know this is offtopic but I hate that people love to propagate the rumor that people can't learn how to use linux or can't put it on their machines if they have an OS already. Linux is pretty easy to learn and there are many distributions that don't even require much command line use (Ubuntu for example) and they can be portable enough to boot off of a small thumbdrive and there are builds for virtually every hardware configuration. So anyone could easily use hostAPD
     
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    I'm just saying that not everyone has a machine that runs linux. And think, is it really worth it to buy a computer just to do this one thing?