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:king: hello again :D

 

Firstly you may be wondering what a DMZ is, this stands for a demilitarised zone. It really means that rather than opening just one port on your routers firewall you are actually opening every single one. Port opening is another simple process, however it takes a bit of time to find exactly what ports need opening, and sometimes, the ports listed may not solve the problem you have. Putting your PS3 into a DMZ is not a bad thing, and is much easier than opening port for the reason listed above. Now you may need to do this for some of the following reasons:

 

  • Not being able to join rooms
  • Not being able to speak over headset
  • Not being able to hear over headset
  • Not being able to join games which are hosted by certain people
  • Any problems to do with connectivity to the PSN or game specific servers, especially if your computer will connect to the internet, but PS3 won't.

Now on with the guide. :gr8: The Guide!

 

To put your PS3 into a DMZ (To be done on the PS3 Console)

 

1) Firstly, you will need to assign your PS3 a static internal Ip address. This means that everytime your PS3 connects or "talks" to your router, the router will assign it a different internal IP address. These IP addresses typically run in series. So for example, if your PS3 is the second device communicating with your router, then it will be assigned an ip address of 192.168.1.3. However, if you choose to use your PS3 without the computer being on, the assigned IP address your PS3 has will be 192.168.1.2. As this is different, and obviously will change, it would be stupid setting a DMZ up on one of the above Ip addresses, unless your PS3 was the only device that would ALWAYS connect using that specific IP.

 

  • To make sure that your PS3 is always assigned the same internal IP address by your router, you will need to go to the "Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Settings" option on the PS3 Cross bar menus.

 

  • You will be presented with an option which primarily asks whether you are using a Wired or Wireless connection. Obviously, you will choose the option which refers to you. If choosing the Wireless option you will need to input the security details in use on your router *If you are not currently using wireless security, i strongly recommend you do so ASAP* 

 

  • Both selections should show a page called "Address Settings". Here you will need to select "Custom". Another page will then display entitled "IP Address Setting". The option "Manual" will need to be selected. This will display a page where customisable IP Addresses are available to be selected. IP Address - This will need to have the Static IP address in it. Personally, i use 192.168.1.100. I use this because it is extremely unlikely my Router will ever automatically assign this IP Address to a device, as i will never have 99 other devices connected to the same system. 

 

  • Subnet Mask - Is always set to 255.255.255.0 Default Router - Is the internal IP Address of your router. To get the exact ip of your router you should go to Start Run cmd Type in ipconfig and hit enter, this should come up with all the ip addresses to do with your computer and the network. The address you will need to enter in this option is listed as "Default Gateway". Primary DNS - Same IP Address as "Default Router" Secondary DNS - Same IP Address as "Default Router" After entering all of these IP Addresses, you will now click "Enter" or hit the "right" button on the D-Pad. This will take you to a screen which says "MTU" at the top. My setup has this as Automatic, solely because i haven't a clue what MTU actually means or does.This won't affect your ability to set up a DMZ. 

 

  • The next steps are very simple. You do not want to use a proxy server unless you connect to the internet using one, however i can be of no help there, and you should enable UPnP if your router supports it.

To put your PS3 into a DMZ (To be done on the PC)

 

2) Now head over to your PC, and load up your internet browser. In the Address Bar, type the IP Address of your router (the one you found using the Command Prompt earlier) This will take you to your Router Configuration Page. Every router interface differs from an other, and depending on what router firmware update you last installed, router interfaces can differ, even on the same model routers. This means that you will need to search the router config page yourself.

 

  • You are looking for any mention of "DMZ" or "DMZ Host" When you have found this, it will ask you generally to input the IP Address of your DMZ Host, which is just the static IP address you assigned to your PS3 earlier, my example was 192.168.1.100, so we'll stick with that. 

 

  • Then click "apply" or similar. You should then turn off everything running on your home network. PS3, PC, Router etc. This is solely to make sure that the changes are applied as soon as possible. This should fix all of the problems as listed earlier in this guide, and probably some other issues which I, myself have not encountered yet. If you have any questions, please list them in this thread, and i will endeavour to answer them as quickly as possible.

 

  • However if I do not reply, i'm sure other people will to help you lot out ;) bigdav :D

* A massive thanks to bigdav for this guide! Any queries you can keep them in the thread or let me know!

 

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:king: hello again :D

 

Firstly you may be wondering what a DMZ is, this stands for a demilitarised zone. It really means that rather than opening just one port on your routers firewall you are actually opening every single one. Port opening is another simple process, however it takes a bit of time to find exactly what ports need opening, and sometimes, the ports listed may not solve the problem you have. Putting your PS3 into a DMZ is not a bad thing, and is much easier than opening port for the reason listed above. Now you may need to do this for some of the following reasons:

 

  • Not being able to join rooms
  • Not being able to speak over headset
  • Not being able to hear over headset
  • Not being able to join games which are hosted by certain people
  • Any problems to do with connectivity to the PSN or game specific servers, especially if your computer will connect to the internet, but PS3 won't.

Now on with the guide. :gr8: The Guide!

 

To put your PS3 into a DMZ (To be done on the PS3 Console)

 

1) Firstly, you will need to assign your PS3 a static internal Ip address. This means that everytime your PS3 connects or "talks" to your router, the router will assign it a different internal IP address. These IP addresses typically run in series. So for example, if your PS3 is the second device communicating with your router, then it will be assigned an ip address of 192.168.1.3. However, if you choose to use your PS3 without the computer being on, the assigned IP address your PS3 has will be 192.168.1.2. As this is different, and obviously will change, it would be stupid setting a DMZ up on one of the above Ip addresses, unless your PS3 was the only device that would ALWAYS connect using that specific IP.

 

  • To make sure that your PS3 is always assigned the same internal IP address by your router, you will need to go to the "Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Settings" option on the PS3 Cross bar menus.

 

  • You will be presented with an option which primarily asks whether you are using a Wired or Wireless connection. Obviously, you will choose the option which refers to you. If choosing the Wireless option you will need to input the security details in use on your router *If you are not currently using wireless security, i strongly recommend you do so ASAP* 

 

  • Both selections should show a page called "Address Settings". Here you will need to select "Custom". Another page will then display entitled "IP Address Setting". The option "Manual" will need to be selected. This will display a page where customisable IP Addresses are available to be selected. IP Address - This will need to have the Static IP address in it. Personally, i use 192.168.1.100. I use this because it is extremely unlikely my Router will ever automatically assign this IP Address to a device, as i will never have 99 other devices connected to the same system. 

 

  • Subnet Mask - Is always set to 255.255.255.0 Default Router - Is the internal IP Address of your router. To get the exact ip of your router you should go to Start Run cmd Type in ipconfig and hit enter, this should come up with all the ip addresses to do with your computer and the network. The address you will need to enter in this option is listed as "Default Gateway". Primary DNS - Same IP Address as "Default Router" Secondary DNS - Same IP Address as "Default Router" After entering all of these IP Addresses, you will now click "Enter" or hit the "right" button on the D-Pad. This will take you to a screen which says "MTU" at the top. My setup has this as Automatic, solely because i haven't a clue what MTU actually means or does.This won't affect your ability to set up a DMZ. 

 

  • The next steps are very simple. You do not want to use a proxy server unless you connect to the internet using one, however i can be of no help there, and you should enable UPnP if your router supports it.

To put your PS3 into a DMZ (To be done on the PC)

 

2) Now head over to your PC, and load up your internet browser. In the Address Bar, type the IP Address of your router (the one you found using the Command Prompt earlier) This will take you to your Router Configuration Page. Every router interface differs from an other, and depending on what router firmware update you last installed, router interfaces can differ, even on the same model routers. This means that you will need to search the router config page yourself.

 

  • You are looking for any mention of "DMZ" or "DMZ Host" When you have found this, it will ask you generally to input the IP Address of your DMZ Host, which is just the static IP address you assigned to your PS3 earlier, my example was 192.168.1.100, so we'll stick with that. 

 

  • Then click "apply" or similar. You should then turn off everything running on your home network. PS3, PC, Router etc. This is solely to make sure that the changes are applied as soon as possible. This should fix all of the problems as listed earlier in this guide, and probably some other issues which I, myself have not encountered yet. If you have any questions, please list them in this thread, and i will endeavour to answer them as quickly as possible.

 

  • However if I do not reply, i'm sure other people will to help you lot out ;) bigdav :D

* A massive thanks to bigdav for this guide! Any queries you can keep them in the thread or let me know!

 

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Good guide man, should hopefully clear things up alot about PS3 and DMZ.
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Will it effect my PC's internet if I change the settings on it.
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Shouldn't do no. However i there is nothing wrong, then it generally isn't a good idea to mess around. "if it ain't broken, don't touch it"
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Good guide mate.

I just have one problem and that is to access the DMZ from where you said to go to the PC and type in the Default Gateway into the address bar to take me to the Router Configuration page. Every time I try I get page cannot be displayed. Please help.

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Is the DMZ only available through a router? I have a modem.
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Yeh, DMZ only works with a router sorry.
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Good guide mate. I just have one problem and that is to access the DMZ from where you said to go to the PC and type in the Default Gateway into the address bar to take me to the Router Configuration page. Every time I try I get page cannot be displayed. Please help. Thanks. What router have you got, it should say in the manual what the link to the configuration page is.
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it's your ip address found on ur computer

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that was 1 hell of a guide now i can hear and talk in my games cheers m8 two thumbs up :gr8:
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that was 1 hell of a guide now i can hear and talk in my games cheers m8 two thumbs up :gr8: Glad to be of service, that's the whole point of forums, and i'm glad i could have been of help
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IP Address - This will need to have the Static IP address in it. Personally, i use 192.168.1.100. I use this because it is extremely unlikely my Router will ever automatically assign this IP Address to a device, as i will never have 99 other devices connected to the same system.



Hi - Im wondering how I can connect my PS3 to the internet. More specifically, the YDL linux partition. I have my PS3 connected to the wireless router with no problems but it has WPA encryption enabled and currently (afaik ?) the yellow dog wireless drivers dont support WPA (or certain forms of it).

If I set up the DMZ on the router with the IP 192.168.0.222 for example, will this mean that all ports on 192.168.0.222 are open and unsecured (no wpa key needed)? I could then set up linux to connect through that IP address?!

I did test the linux connection with no encryption and it did connect to the internet fine so I can only assume that it is the WPA that is affecting it?!

If i'm just talking rubbish, can someone please direct me to some info on connecting yellow dog.

- reading this back i've kinda confused myself so hopefully you're able to understand :)

PJ
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If I set up the DMZ on the router with the IP 192.168.0.222 for example, will this mean that all ports on 192.168.0.222 are open and unsecured (no wpa key needed)? I could then set up linux to connect through that IP address?!

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Ok, for you to set up DMZ on the IP address of 192.168.0.222 a device on your network has to have that IP address. If no devices have that IP address then nothing will be happening.

The device with the IP address of 192.168.0.222 will have all of its ports opened. When you say no WPA key, DMZ doesent effect this as the device has to be connected to the network in the first place.
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The device with the IP address of 192.168.0.222 will have all of its ports opened. When you say no WPA key, DMZ doesent effect this as the device has to be connected to the network in the first place.

Ok, I was some how under the impression that the DMZ let traffic through that IP address from the device (ps3) through the router to the internet, ignoring any WPA keys needed. Essentially removing protection from that IP for specific devices.

I'll have a google and see what I can find.

Thanks though.
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Thanks for the info mate. Spoke to my internet people they remote accessed my PC and said since I have a normal modem connected to the phone line and not a dedicated cable I cannot access DMZ.

Have not really had any problems with online gaming, just with Warhawk but I think that was down to their servers and even that sems to generally work now.
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Great guide. Sorted out my problems. Thanks :gr8:
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I now have a NAT 2 rather than NAT 3 gonna test out Warhawk hopefully i can chat back instead of just hearing them now :love:
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Great guide. Sorted out my problems. Thanks :gr8: Glad to help
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I followed the guide up to the point where it tells you to enter the router's IP into the address bar. I did, but it gives me a "page can't be displayed" error. What am I doing wrong?
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Must not be the correct ip address then, try going to the cmd prompt screen, and typing ipconfig and typing the last address found there
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