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    PS3 Multiplayer Connection Issues, NAT Type, DMZ etc

    Right so I have issues wirelessly connecting to play multiplayer games like GTA Episodes. If I connect wirelessly modem > router > ps3 (NAT Type 2) I usually can't find a game with anyone else.

    If I connect wired (direct to modem) I find loads of games (NAT type 1). But this is obviously inconvenient as the internet connection is hogged by the PS3 then.

    So I have basically now configured the router to put the PS3 into the DMZ (still NAT type 2 because of router) and I think I'm having some success as I connected straight away to a game with about 4 other players but I'm not sure if thats just luck, have I set it up correctly?

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    portforward.com

    should have the right ports you need to open for ps3 and your router

    Original Poster

    Yes port forwarding is more specific way I think, that link goes to some $29.99 thing.

    I found some video on youtube that has the ports that one needs to add apparently, but then the lad goes on to say you can do it through DMZ too hmmm, I'll see how it goes.

    Xiwt

    Yes port forwarding is more specific way I think, that link goes to some … Yes port forwarding is more specific way I think, that link goes to some $29.99 thing.I found some video on youtube that has the ports that one needs to add apparently, but then the lad goes on to say you can do it through DMZ too hmmm, I'll see how it goes.



    No, you don't pay for the software - you scroll down to the huge router list and select your router from there then follow the instructions. Simples.

    I have used that site a few times and always recommend it, as it has the best guides with a complete range of routers, imo.
    Edited by: "DragonChris" 11th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    ooh ok, I'll check it out again. Yeah I saw the list clicked my router and some $29.99 thing came up... I think the DMZ is ok was in a game with 6 others... best result wirelessly for me so far.

    DMZ is just a quick and simpler way of opening up ports to your PS3. It opens them all, but if you can, it would be better if you could do them individually using the guides on portforward.

    Having your PC in a DMZ would be a security risk, but less so with a PS3 so you could get away with just keeping it as it is. If it 'aint broke...!
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