Ok I got DNS error then I get back in, DL some stuff watch a movie and when I'm done with the movie, I cant sign in again, but it is still DL the stuff? **bleep**? DEF has to be on PSN side of things. I normally dont have any problems with PSN, this just started happening today.
What are your DNS settings? Are you using the OpenDNS addresses or are you still on your ISP's-provided DNS machines? It may be something localized to your setup as well. I've been online with the PS3 all night and have not had one problem.
JaydaFoooah wrote:I just tried again and filled in the primary and 2ndary dns with those 2 ip's u gave, and it wouldn't let me proceed unless i filled in the 1st slot (forget the name of it) and i can't sign in worth crap otherwise. i was just online about an hour ago playin Rockband 2 and it was all gravy. **bleep**. it's been like this, like i said, for a couple weeks or so. i really don't think it's time warner dude. i think it's psn, but help me dawg. lol i'm fienin.....
What do you mean by "first slot"?
Replacing DNS addresses is just that; it shouldn't interfere with the rest of your ISP's settings.
You should have the following common settings depending on whether or not you're wireless or wired:
1. IP address (issued by your router)
2. subnet mask (again, normally issued by your router)
3. Default router or gateway (this should point to your router's IP; i.e. 192.168.1.1)
4. Primary DNS: (replace with OpenDNS 1)
5. Secondary DNS: (replace with OpenDNS 2)
The rest like MAC address, Proxy, UPnP, et al are router dependant.Message Edited by amstel78 on 05-21-2009 11:04 PM
First let me thank the OP for this info! I'm in Austin, TX and use TW RR and have also been experiencing these DNS error messages... but only occasionally and only since the last few weeks so I'm not sure why this has only been a problem recently.
As for the quoted messages, I suspect the reason JaydaFoooah is having a problem being able to get to the next screen is that it isn't exactly clear which options to select in the PS3's Network Connections options, and if you don't do it right you can run into the problem he reported... as I ran into it as well, but with some trial and error I figured it out. It's further complicated by the fact that the first "Manua" choice is actually for the IP Address Seting, which if you choose "Manual" you'll get the screen that JaydaFoooah mentioned, which requires you put in the IP address as well as the DNS addresses.
So for those like JaydaFoooah who may be having trouble, if you choose the following options in the PS3 menus you should have no trouble using this fix:
"Internet Connection Settings"
"Do you want to continue": Yes
"Select a method": Custom (not Easy)
"Select a connection method": Wired or Wireless
"WLAN Settings": Scan or Enter Manually
(Enter Manually is easier as you won't have to put in the security key, just keep pressing the right D-pad button until the IP Address Setting menu comes up)
"IP Address Setting": Automatic (not Manual)
"DHCP Host Name": Do Not Set
"DNS Setting": Manual (not Automatic)
(now put in the two Open DNS address that the OP gave: 188.8.131.52 or/and 184.108.40.206)
Then keep pressing the right D-pad button until you see the final Settings List
Press X to save settings and you are good to go.
You can also then test the connection if you want to be sure everything is correct.
I hope this helps, and thanks again to the Op for this much needed fix.
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"Like it never happened"
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Im about to try your work around... but before I do that... I had to reset my router recently... do you know which ports I am supposed to forward? And if you do could you be specific cause Ive only forwarded my ports once before. Its a linskys router.
If you use the OpenDNS addresses, you shouldn't have to port-forward anything on your router. In fact, you shouldn't have to touch any router settings at all unless you want to apply the OpenDNS addresses to every machine on your network. Otherwise, just replace your ISP's DNS addresses in your PS3, and you should be good to go.
Really wish I had seen this before spending 3 hours on hold with Time Warner... Dude you are my personal Forum hero.
Oh, btw have I mentioned how much I HATE TW, 7 years of comcast not one problem, TW basically takes over an intact company and drives it to RUIN. Anyway OP, I love you.