I have assigned a static ip address earlier,but as i told i was not able to connect to psn.So i think that there must be something wrong that i might have done during the process.So i thought if you guys could help me step by step.
I also don't have first hand knowledge of possible consequences of doing this. If you really think it's a bad thing I'll rethink posting links on how to do it. It's not good to contribute to a potentially bad situation either and I believe you know what you're talking about on this subject. What is the worst that can happen?
using DMZ with just only the PS3 online there isn't much that can be done,but if you have another device as most people do connected to your router then it can be easily accessed by someone using a JB console with them running it through their own pc and gain access to your computer along with other devices..
this used to not be possible very easily but there is so many script kiddies out there running these silly tools, as now Sony can't even ban a JB console anymore as they have spoof tools to mask their real console id/MAC...
i personally have even found a way using wireshark alongside of net tools 5 to gain these hackers ip addresses on GTA4 and then i can flood their connection so they get disconnected,and i do it all on the pc and the PS3 has nothing to do with it but just give me their IP as the packet crosses my network switch...
i only do this to the hackers so in a way i am just helping Sony out for free and to give us players a real game to play.
so my main point is,it is best to always use the most secured connection you can because these noobs take advantage of people when the oppurtunity arises.
i have read and not positive if it really works but supposedly some of these people can decrypt certain things in these packets and actually get a legit players console banned...not sure it really works but in theory it makes sense and this was a few years ago and other measures i would hope would be put in place.
so in other words,most of the time your most likely to be ok but it only takes one person who really knows their **bleep** to really foul things up for someone because they took the easy way out by opening all kinds of ports that aren't needed or using DMZ..
have you bridged your modem to your router as i stated last night,if you are using 2 device setup as in a modem and a router then everything is actually having to be routed twice and PSN doesn't like it because most of these modems are also a router and they need to be bridged..
if you give us the brand and model number of the modem then i can probably tell you how to do it.