I agree with you. It shouldn't be a rocket science, but to get online you still need some sort of knowledge, even to hook up duck hunt (hook up those RCA's in wrong order, and no picture!!)
I pity the poor dad who bought his kid a PS3 for christmas and knows nothing about networking. Little Johnny says " daaaaad i can't get online to race carrrrrsss.... " only then does dad realize that he needs an associates degree in computer networking to get his kid's game to work. R...O...F...L.
( almost makes you miss Duck Hunt doesn't it )
For the first time, yesterday, everything worked fine, and I got 100KB/sec downloads from PS Store! I got NAT2. I forgot if I turned off media sharing (I have to check), but I simply forwarded DMZ to PS3 and it seems to work fine, so far.. No securty or anything is in place. I will start adding security and will get back if I have any problems.
I have assigned IP to PS3 that is out of the ordinary (192.168.150.xxx) something like that, and used ISP's DNS addresses.
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Hi, I'm new to the forums. Sorry to bump an old topic... but I recently purchased a PS3 and had the same problem. I read this thread, and a few others trying to find a fix.
I just wanted to add, I use AT&T DSL 5.0mpbs service with a 2wire gateway (router/modem). It has a firewall, so I tried disabling my Windows firewall thinking the hardware firewall + software firewall weren't playing nice. Well, it works like a charm. No disconnects, no problems communicating with WMP11.
Before I did that, my 2wire would flash green/red every time the PS3 was media sharing enabled. If I disabled it I wouldn't have a problem. I tried changing the routers firewall setting for the host computer to DMZ Plus mode, I called AT&T and a rep told me to change my wireless settings from 802.11b/g to 802.11b, nothing worked. I pretty much set everything to defaults and started over (but set the router to 802.11g) and since I disabled Windows firewall, I've been online, streaming music (listening right now) and using the internet for about 3 hours with no disconnects.
I hope this helps someone.
Yeah, disabling the media server helped me too. But I have a question for anyone who can answer...
I've tried installing the the program for this router on my computer because I have an aircard that goes through it and I can get the aircard to share on an XP, but not a Vista. When I install the router program on eother version, I can't seem to get it to go through, saying it needs to connect to a computer and the internet/modem and my internet runs through my computer. Does anyone know how to solve this?
Hey i had the same problem.. the way i fixed mine was i changed my ip-address and i disabled the media sharing..hope this helped for u as it did for me.
I was having this same exact problem with the exact same router (linksys WRT54G). I usually use another router and had absolutely no problems with the default settings but when I tried connecting it to my parents' linksys, the connection kept dropping. I disabled media server and the problem was solved. Apparently this type of router has a problem with the media sharing.
Disabling the media server option on the PS3 fixes this, but the real problem is the router, not the PS3.
This router's software has a broken UPnP implimentation, which causes the router to reboot when UPnP crashes. For some reason it crashes when the PS3 looks for media servers.
If you change to a better router you won't have this issue and you can keep your media server option turned on.