One of the first things you need to know is your router's IP Address. It is typically 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. But let's find out for sure.
1. On a computer that is attached to the same router as your PS3:
- Click: Start | Run
- Then type 'cmd' and click OK
2. In the DOS window that pops up, type 'icpconfig' and press enter.
3. Write down the IP address of the 'Default Gateway'. In this case it is 10.1.1.1. Yours may (mostly likely will) be different. The 'Default Gateway' is your router's IP address.
4. Also note the subnet mask, 255.255.255.0
Keep this information handy.#2 Configure the PS3 for a Static IP Address
In this section you will change your PS3's Network Settings. You will need your Router's IP Address from the section on Getting Your Router's IP Address.
For our purposes here, we are going to leave the first three numbers in the Router's IP address as x's. Replace the x's with the numbers appropriate with your router's IP address.
Now let's configure your PS3's Network Settings.
1. Boot up the PS3 and go to Settings | Network Settings on the XMB (Cross Media Bar).
2. Select Internet Connection and make sure it is Enabled.
3. Go back to Settings | Network Settings on the XMB.
4. Select Internet Connection Settings, select Yes when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.
5. Select Wired Connection or Wireless. Adjust each item as necessary for the particular network environment in use. The items displayed will vary depending on the settings you select.
6. Select Custom.
7. For Ethernet Operation Mode select Auto-Detect.
8. For IP Address Setting select Manual.
9. In this section you will enter the IP Address for your PS3 (static IP Address), the subnet mask, default router, and primary and secondary DNS servers.
For the PS3's IP address, use the first three groups numbers of your router's IP address and change the fourth group to 50. For example, if your router had an IP Address of 192.168.1.1, make your PS3's IP address 192.168.1.50.
If your Router's IP address was 192.168.0.1, make your PS3's IP address 192.168.0.50.
The subnet mask is: 255.255.255.0
Make the Default Router your Router's IP Address. So, either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 typically.
10. For the DNS Settings select Manual.
For the Primary and Secondary DNS Servers use:
11. MTU - Leave set to Automatic
12. Proxy Server select Do Not Use.
13. UPnP make sure and set it to Enable (this is a very important setting).
Now it is time to move on to Configuring Your Router
.#3 Configuring Your Router for DMZ and Port Forwarding
Technically, you should not need to setup both the DMZ feature of your router and Port Forwarding. But experience has shown that many residential routers do not have a fully functioning DMZ feature.
In this exercise, we will run through configuring a DLink router to enable the DMZ and set up Port Forwarding.
The router is configued through a Web browser (i.e. Firefox or Internet Explorer) of a PC on your home network. To access the router configuration pages, open your browser and type the IP address of your router you got from Getting Your Router's IP Address in the address bar and press enter.
You should be promted for a user name and password. On most DLink routers the username is 'admin' and the password is left blank. If you change the default username and password, you will need to enter that information. Your router may have a different default username and password. Check your router's documentation, try their support site, or here http://www.phenoelit.de/dpl/dpl.html
Once you get logged into your router you are ready to begin configuring it to allow PSN traffic through.
1. To enable the DMZ feature and make your PS3 the DMZ Host, click on the Advanced Settings top menu, then Firewall Settings on the left menu.
On this page do the following:
- Check the box next to Enable DMZ Host
- Enter the IP Address of your PS3 for the DMZ IP Address. This is most likely either 192.168.1.50 or 192.168.0.50. This is the IP Address we assigned to the PS3 in Configure the PS3 for a Static IP Address.
- Leave Schedule as always
- Click on Save Settings (VERY IMPORTANT)
After clicking on Save Settings your router will most likely restart. There will be a delay while the router is restarting. Once the router is back up. Move on to step 2.
2. Configure the Router for Port Forwarding. In this step we will forward all of the appropriate PSN ports to the PS3. On the menu's select Advanced then Port Forwarding.
In this section you need to add all of the ports for the PS3.
Here are the ports and what you should enter:Name IP Address (IP Address of the PS3) Start End Traffic Type PS3-1 192.168.0.50 80 80 TCP PS3-2 192.168.0.50 443 443 TCP PS3-4 192.168.0.50 5223 5223 TCP PS3-5 192.168.0.50 3478 3478 UDP PS3-6 192.168.0.50 3479 3479 UDP PS3-7 192.168.0.50 3658 3658 UDP
Make sure you are using the correct IP Address of your PS3. The IP Address above is just an example.
Make sure and check the box in the far left column to enable the port forwarding for that line. You should have seven boxes checked.
Click the Save Settings button and let your router reboot itself. DON'T FORGET TO SAVE!
3. Enable the UPnP feature of the router. This should be the last step. Again, on the menu, select ADVANCED on the top menu then click on ADVANCED NETWORK on the left menu:
For this step, just check the box next to Enable UPnP.
Then click on Save Settings and let the Router reboot.
You should now be finished! Power off your PS3 and your router. Let your router start up first then start up your PS3.
If all of the above doesn't work, as it didn't for me, you may want to go to your MTU settings on your router and set it from default 1500 to 1300. This was the only thing that worked for me.
I have a Linksys Cisco WRT54G2 hardware version I, firmware 1.0.04. I tried the manual setup with all of the required port forwarding ports enabled. I enabled DMZ. As a last resort I reset my router to factory default when everything failed....so setting my MTU settings to 1300 was the only thing that worked along with the above settings and ports forwarded. In other words, I had to do everything suggested AND change the MTU to 1300..
System Symptoms: My PS3 slim wouldn't log on to PSN, but had internet connectivity. If I power cycled my router and modem, it would sign on to PSN. If I tested the connection in Network Settings, it would not reconnect to PSN and I couldn't get logged on to PSN again. If I bypassed the router and connected directly to the modem, the PS3 would stay connected to the PSN, so I knew it was a router configuration proglem.
Hope this helps someone, so you don't have to be as frustrated as I was.
i have the tp-link tl-wr941nd wireless router and i can get online but when i check my conection from the internet i get in my playstation 3 the message that he sayes that the router don't support ip fragmentation so i mailed the people from the help desk and they told me to open the port to my playstation 3 on my router
i did a lot of reading on the forum and did the things steelernut posted in my router know but i still get the message in my playstation 3 by testing internetconection the the router don,t support ip fragmentation please help me what to do