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Opening ports on 4100

I need to open port #9293 (plug and play) so my playstation3 wireless headset will stay connected. the internet provider service will do it but they want me to purchase a 100.00 service plan to do so. there has to be a better way. PLEASE HELP

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  • maf27 Feb 03, 2008

    i am not running a router, the playstation3 and computer are not run at the same time. Do i need to get one to do this or can i do it with the computer? i pulled up an article on the internet on how to manually open the ports through windows xp, but i dont know if it is correct. it brings you to the firewall screen and then i clicked exceptions on firewall ports and openened 9293tcp. Do i need to do them both udp also? i spoke to playstation on many occasions and they said to open 9293 tcp cause its the universal plug and play port. But someone else at playstation gave me different ports on another day, you have no idea what i've been through with theese stupid ports. please help if you can? all the technology and all the money for these systems and you have to be bill gates to play a freakin playstation. for all you online gamers it seems that Xboxlive is just beatin the crap out of playstation3 save your money and buy an xbox!!

  • maf27 Feb 07, 2008

    thank you very much, i appreciate your help. i am looking into the routers

  • Curt McNamee
    Curt McNamee May 11, 2010

    What router are you using? I'd suggest you assign a DHCP reservation for a specific IP address and then forward Port 9293 to that address (both UDP & TCP).

    If you tell me the router type, I can give you directions on how to do this.

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Thanks for the information. I'd recommend obtaining a router, it would make your life easier because routers are made to do exactly what you're needing to do (split your internet connection among several devices (PS3, PC, etc.). I'm a fan of Linksys routers, I use them in every home deployment possible. You can find the Linksys WRT54G or some variant at any big box store (Best Buy, Circuit City, etc.) or at online retailers (NewEgg.com, Buy.com, Amazon.com) for real cheap. All you'll need to do is hook up your router to your ISP'd modem, hookup your PC & PS3 to your router, enabled uPNP (universal Plug & Play) on the router and you're set.

You could use your PC as a router (assuming your PC has two network cards in it). You just turn on Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and specify which card is connected to the ISP's modem (internet) and which one is connected to the PS3 (internal network). I don't recommend this solution as it is a bit buggy and having to route all the data from PS3 through your PC degrades the online performance on both the PC & PS3.

I hope this info helps, let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.

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