joi, 18 noiembrie 2010

How to set up a static IP address on your Playstation 3

Step 1:

Turn on your PS3, and then navigate to the Settings option on the main menu.

Step 2:

Move down this list to Network Settings. Network Settings should be at the very bottom of the list.

Step 3:

After you have selected Network Setting, move to the right and select Settings and Connection Status List in the list that comes up.

Step 4:

Write down the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Router displayed here. You will use same Subnet Mask, and Default Router down below. You will change the last octet of the IP Address and enter it below as well. More on how to do that later. Go ahead and go back to the Netowrk Settings menu.

Step 5:

After you have selected Network Setting, move to the right and select Internet Connection Settings in the list that comes up.

Step 6:

An short message will pop up. Press Ok to move on.

Step 7:

Select Custom for the setup method.

Step 8:

On the next page select Wired or Wireless connection depending upon how your PS3 is connected to your network.

Step 9:

We are going to setup this connection manually so we can forward ports to your PS3. So select Manual Settings.

Step 10:

Auto-Detect the speed and duplex settings.

Step 11:

We are going select Manual Settings on the IP Address Setting page.

Step 12:

Enter the the ip address you want to use for your PS3 into this page. It's important to choose an ip address that not in your router's dhcp range. You can check this by login in to your router and looking at it's dhcp or LAN page. Alternatively you can just pick an ip address that is not close to the ip address we found earlier. For instance if your PS3 was using something like, then you would want the new ip address to be something like If your PS3 was using something like, then you would want the new ip address to be something like Only the last group of numbers on the ip address should change, and that group of numbers would range from 2 to 254. Please, don't over think this just pick a number and go with it. I have just tried to provide some guidelines here so you can pick a better number.

Enter the Default Gatway and Subnet Mask we wrote down earlier.

You will also have to specify the DNS servers your PS3 will be using. This is usually required when your network's router is not passing the dns server information to the computers that have static ip address properly. First you need to find out what DNS servers your PS3 should be set to. The easiest way to do this is to give your ISP a call. They will probably ask you why you need them. Tell them the truth, your PS3 is requesting them. They should give you two ip addresses, one for the primary dns server and one for the secondary dns server.

Step 13:

Select Automatic for the MTU settings.

Step 14:

You should almost always select Do Not Use on the Proxy Server page. The only time you need to setup proxy server settings is when you connect through a proxy server. If you were doing that, you would have been given specific instructions from your isp on how to setup this section.

Step 15:

Set the UPNP options to Disable. UPNP should be turned off so it doesn't try to use it, instead of your port forwarding configuration.

Step 16:

Your PS3's IP Address should be Confirmed. If it is not then you have made an error in setting up the static ip address for your PS3.

Step 17:

Your PS3 should save your settings. Select the Test Connection option on this page.

Step 18:

All of the tests should pass, except the UPNP test. We previously disabled it. If you have already forwarded ports, you should come back with a NAT Type 2.