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Unstable PS3 connection

Hi, i need some help. Using a Linksys WRT54GX + Siemens Speedtouch modem combo to hook up my PS3 to the network. Keep getting a NAT3 connection, so i assigned a static IP to my ps3 and set it to DMZ. Media server disabled, UPnP disabled, but it still doesn't work. HELP PLEASE!!!

Just a question, if i disable UPnP on router, will it kill the internet connection on other PCs at home? Coz my family uses the same router as well, with wireless connection. Totally lost with all this networking knowledge.

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  • zeroXII Feb 27, 2008

    Tried that before i did the DMZ. Doesn't seem to work. Alot of people using the same router seem to imply that the UPnP disabling helps. Not sure how though. Should i keep it disabled on my ps3 or enable it?



    I also read somewhere else to adjust the MTU to 1365. Also no clue on what this does.



    Anybody using also Linksys WRT54GX with their PS3 managed to get a NAT2 connection? If so, please tell me exactly what settings you input, coz i'm at my wits end out here.

  • zeroXII Feb 28, 2008

    here are the settings i used on my PS3:



    IP - 192.168.1.200 (outside DHCP range)

    Subnet mask - 255.255.255.0

    Router IP - 192.168.1.1

    DNS - 192.168.254.254 (checked with ipconfig/all)



    UPnP - disabled (router enabled)

    Media Server - disabled



    Fowarded ports to the set IP. Still getting a NAT3 connection. Howeve, i didn't get disconnected even once last night. Not sure how it'll last. Everytime i try to play Rockband online, i keep getting DCed.

  • zeroXII Feb 28, 2008

    So i input the same ip for DNS as the router? Ok will try that tonight.



    Any other settings i should be aware of on the router side? Should UPnP be enabled if i foward ports? As for the firewall, i tried disabling that as well before. Doesn't seem to have any impact far as i can tell. I'll try it again with the new settings. Problem is i don't use the WEP so no firewall kinda sounds risky.

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Good idea to assign your own ip but no need to use dmz...

do the following:

1. reset your router to factory settings, assign urself an ip address (make sure its out of the scope of the dhcp), no need for dmz
2. enable upnp (thats what ps3 uses)
open these specific ports if u are using firewalls
TCP:

  • 80
  • 443
  • 5223
UDP:
  • 3478
  • 3479
  • 3658 should also be opened for voice chat.
also if u want to make it faster use Port forwarding and then forward the above port to your static ps3 ip address and u will get even lower pings to play games and no lag

cheers

smeags

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

  • Tristan B
    Tristan B Feb 27, 2008

    Try turning off the router firewall to see if it is the problem. I think when you start playing with MTU you are over complicating the problem.



    Also if you are assigning your own ip address, make sure you have done that properly ie...your router would be 192.168.0.1



    therefore ur manual ip address should be 192.168.0.xx where xx is outside ur scope use 100



    but you need to put in the subnet mask ie 255.255.255.0 and the gateway and the dns needs to be your router ip address ie 192.168.0.1



    let me know how you go.

  • Tristan B
    Tristan B Feb 28, 2008

    Your DNS looks all screwed, use 192.168.1.1 and let your router determine the best dns to use. Most ISP have a few DNS servers for load balancing so i suggest you do that rather than specifying your own dns on the ps3.



    good luck



    smeags.

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