This guide was originally written to help srk member danomighty. I’m extending it to all members. This guide assumes that you own WRT54g. It can be tweaked just a bit to work with other routers. Basically this guide will help you properly configure your linksys router so that you will able to connect to PSN network to play games, with your PS3. Without doing this, you may able to sign in to PSN network but you won’t able to play games with other members.
I’m going to assume you have default Linksys configuration - meaning you may have changed your admin password for linksys but did not have any other IP settings changed.
First Step - Change your IP on PS3 to static IP. This will make sure that you PS3’s IP address won’t change. You don’t want it to change since you want to always forward the ports to this IP address from your router. For this demonstration we’ll set the PS3’s IP as 192.168.1.10 - will not work on DLINK or BELKIN cause of the network ID is different.
I’ve chose 192.168.1.10 however you can choose anything out of the DHCP range (automatic way of your router assigning IP addresses to your network devices, including your PS3). For linksys the default DHCP range is 192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.149.
You can choose from:
- 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.99
- 192.168.1.150 - 192.168.1.254
Pictures says it all:
Just make sure internet connection is enabled before proceeding to Internet Connection Menu.
Next Menu - Configuring IP for PS3.
Second Step - Change your Router settings to forward the correct ports to your PS3. Forward the ports below - PS3 is expecting game traffic on these ports that it is listening on. In your web browser type http://192.168.1.1 to access your LINKSYS router. Type in your credentials - if you never have logged in to your router before, refer to your manual for the default password for admin (manual also on linksys site).
This screenshot shows default IP addressing config for the LINKSYS box:
Make the changes like so: - you only need to forward these ports pictured below, NOT 80, 443 and 53!!! Don’t believe me? Without forwarding any ports, you should able to sign into PSN network, browse and download demo game through PSN network. For the application name, you can name it anything - its for your reference.
I hope this will help you guys out… :tup: