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PS3 unable to detect "wired" UPNP setting

I have a Linksys WRT54GX4 firmware 1.00.20. I recently setup a new HP470 w/MS Windows Home Server to store my downloaded T.V. shows (Divx / Xvid format). I'm trying to stream the videos to my PlayStation 3 in another room. Here is the snag, I have been successful in doing this if I setup my Playstation 3 to use wireless connection to my WHS, but the playback suffers from "stuttering". If I use the "wire" method, I occasionaly see my WHS pop up, but am unable to playpack any videos. The only diference between "wired" & "wireless" is UPNP is detected by the "wireless" option of the PS3.
It doesn't seem Linksys (Cisco) is supporting this model anymore by the lack of any recent firmware upgrade. Any thoughts on this?

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Hi,
I am having the same problem with the WRT54XG4 but i discovered that if you disconect the internet port of your router and leave the ethernet port conected to your computer. You can access to the router and you can upgraded.

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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

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You can try accessing the router setup page or the user interface of it byu typing the http://192.168.1.1 on the address bar of the computer that is wired to the router and working to the internet, of you can also call linksys tech support so you don't need to reset the router because they can tell you how to change and check all the settings on your router this is the number 800-3267114, but if you want to reset the router just press and hold the reset button of it for 10 seconds,,,,

Hope that helps.......

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Probably need a firmware update.

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cheers

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