on 22-09-2011 07:07 PM - last edited on 28-09-2011 12:05 PM by RabidWalker
I've never had much luck with my PS3. Most of the threads I've started on here are about the different error codes I've been getting, and the error 80028ED6 is the latest one to show itself.
The history of my PS3's problems started in about June 2011, when I started getting disconnected from GT5, and subsequently more and more errors have been cropping up with the sole intention of kicking me off PSN. Prior to all these error codes, I had absolutely no idea what things like UPnP, DNS and DMZs were, but because I've constantly been searching for solutions and trying to fix it, I've naturally had a lot of experience and inevitably found out a lot more about all the settings on my PS3 and router.
The problem for me now is that there simply doesn't seem to be any solution I haven't tried, and the problems still persist.
After doing some googling on 80028ED6, I found out it signs you out of PSN as soon as you load a game because it can't tell if there is a new patch for it. I honestly don't know what else to try - I've tried literally everything I could find on the Internet but to no avail. If anyone knows whether the error 80028ED6 has anything to do with my settings, PLEASE give me some advice on what to do (but nothing useless like "get an Xbox", because that isn't going to fix the error code...).
Any helpful answers are invaluable. Thank you in advance for any useful answers; your help is greatly appreciated.
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on 22-09-2011 10:00 PM
I'm not a networking expert but your NAT type 2 is good, it means it's open. But I've noticed your UPnP is disabled and this is not a good thing. This is because UPnP stands for Universal Plug and Play, works for both wireless and wired networks. As it disabled I'll assume it may have something to do with your router configuration and your router may not have UPnP enabled so you will need to log onto it on a PC/Mac in a web browser. Get the router/IP address and type this into the web address bar of your PC/Mac to access the router configuration page, you may need a passowrd. From there in your settings look for UPnP and enable it.
Having UPnP disabled or unavailable means the communication between your PS3 to the router is restricted, even though you may have a 100% signal. Some routers do not handle UPnP well so it may be a case of getting a better router. Also, if you have an old PS3 'fat'model the wireless adaptor on those are not great. If you cannot physically hard wire it to your network, I'd suggest getting a universal home plug kit. This is what I use, it's basically like hard wiring it up but through an electrical point. One is plugged in near the PS3 the other is plugged in near the router.
Hope you get it working. If this does not help then I'm not sure what else you could do.
on 23-09-2011 12:46 AM
Thank you so much for your response, and sorry my last post was so long. The good news is I'm not seeing the error 80028ED6 anymore (although I haven't changed any settings on my router or PS3 since it came up). The bad news is I still get the usual error codes (either 8002A548 or 80710102) when playing a game online or signing in, respectively.
I've already tried seeing what happens when UPnP is enabled and disabled (on my PS3 and router), but it doesn't seem to make any difference to if/how long I can stay signed in to PSN. One thing I have noticed is that it only seems to sign me out if I'm playing a game. If I'm not playing a game and my PS3 stays on the XMB screen it doesn't sign me out (so far anyway). The router I have is a Netgear DG834N and the 320GB slim PS3 I have was brand new when I bought it.
Although the problems with my PS3 still persist, I am very grateful you tried to help. Anyone else with any suggestions are appreciated too.
on 24-09-2011 02:46 AM
Well, I played online for about 2.5 hours straight tonight and didn't get disconnected once!
However it does looks like the problem was at my end, because despite the fact I said I'd tried everything in the first post, it turned out there were about 2 settings/options I hadn't considered in my router's configuration, and after tweaking these settings I'm fairly sure one (or both) of these settings is the reason I kept being disconnected.
By changing the wireless channel to "Auto" and the wireless mode to "g and b", I found I was able to play online flawlessly. Another thing I realised was that there was 1 more port I hadn't forwarded, so that could have been blocking the connection somehow.
If anyone else is having problems similar to this one, be sure to check what wireless mode is configured in your router's settings. If it isn't already, change it to "g and b" and there's a chance it will work after that. Thanks again LittleBigDes for your help!
on 26-09-2011 02:29 PM
Great, glad it works.
I forgot to say that the PS3, I don't think supports wireless network N, whihc funny enough is the fastest out of G and B. I maybe wrong with newer models.
Also that we used a wifi channel analiser app on a mobile phone, to look at all the channels being used in our area and chose the one that wasn't used by anyone or one that is used the least by others, so the channel you connect to has less traffic. So we set it up to that chanel. On auto you may find that it puts you on other channels that lots of other people are using. So I'd have a tinker if you get slow speeds or drop outs later on down the line.
on 30-11-2012 06:23 AM
I got the same error problem but the thing is my ps3 was working fine till last night... This problem started in the morning. Is there any chance there could be another problem.
on 23-12-2012 07:45 AM
Me too. I have left PS for the night to download some add-ons for BF3, last night everything was okay... Now I'm trying to fix it, but nothing is working. I hope sony will finally do something, because it's like fifth time when it's happening...
on 24-12-2012 04:34 AM
This error just occured for me, I havent had any issues in the past so will leave it for the night, hopefully BF3 will work for me tomorrow. Located in Sydney, Australia if that has anything to do with it.
on 29-12-2012 10:48 PM
Same problem with me. I am a network engineer, and I have been having constant issues with not beaing able to connect to psn or ea at times. Working fine with no issues ever. ***** is going on?
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