on 17-09-2007 10:40 PM - last edited on 04-08-2011 02:01 PM by RabidWalker
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:
Now on with the guide. 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 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.
* A massive thanks to bigdav for this guide! Any queries you can keep them in the thread or let me know!
on 20-09-2007 05:13 PM
on 21-09-2007 04:12 PM
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