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Can a PlayStation 3 connect and play on-line games thru the WAN only ?

 

Without using the LAN.

 

Any guides to needed Settings appreciated.

 

Thanks :)

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Eh?

WAN is the wide area network, LAN is the local area network.

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Hum, what do you mean? Are you referring to wireless? Obviously yes!

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I don't believe so, it needs to connect to your modem/router I believe (If you're trying to play a 2 player co op locally on 2 consoles)

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Hum, what do you mean? Are you referring to wireless? Obviously yes!

So what settings are needed ?

 

I made port trigger exceptions in the Router for the neighbors PS3.

 

Error comes up, 801301E.

 

Router guide says Guest network is isolated from primary LAN.

 

And there is no way to DMZ Guest network.

 

Note that I am not a big gamer, nor networking expert.

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So what settings are needed ?

 

I made port trigger exceptions in the Router for the neighbors PS3.

 

Error comes up, 801301E.

Shouldn't need to change any settings in your router. Just hook up the PS3 to your TV, connect to the internet via wired or for wireless - choose your access point, and enter the password (if you have any). It's just as easy as connecting any device to your wireless network. 

 

801301E is a WEP key error according to the PS forums

 

Let's get terminology straightened up...

WAN = Wide Area Network.

WLAN = Wireless Local Area Network

LAN = Local Area Network

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^ Guest network has no security or password.

 

Is it complaining about no WEP ?

 

And this PS3 worked fine with a previous router, but not with the new router.

 

No firmware update available.

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^ Guest network has no security or password.

 

Is it complaining about no WEP ?

try setting up a guest password, it might help

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So what settings are needed ?

 

I made port trigger exceptions in the Router for the neighbors PS3.

 

Error comes up, 801301E.

 

Router guide says Guest network is isolated from primary LAN.

 

And there is no way to DMZ Guest network.

 

Note that I am not a big gamer, nor networking expert.

 

Hum, what router is this? Why is the WLAN isolated from the primary connection? I don't know what that means...and also not a networking expert myself, just know the basic setup. Which is essentially the default for both your PS3 and your router. Are the right ports open? NAT?

 

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Battlefield-Series/ROUTER-PORT-FORWARDING-TRIGGERING-amp-QoS-SETUP-FOR-BATTLEFIELD/td-p/36460512

 

And trust me, i know that when networking issues come up they are a pain in the butt...sorry this is happening, but it should be fine

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Hum, what router is this? Why is the WLAN isolated from the primary connection? I don't know what that means...and also not a networking expert myself, just know the basic setup. Which is essentially the default for both your PS3 and your router. Are the right ports open? NAT?

 

http://community.us.playstation.com/t5/Battlefield-Series/ROUTER-PORT-FORWARDING-TRIGGERING-amp-QoS-SETUP-FOR-BATTLEFIELD/td-p/36460512

 

And trust me, i know that when networking issues come up they are a pain in the butt...sorry this is happening, but it should be fine

Motorola -- previous router was Belkin.

 

PS3 had no troubles connecting before.

 

The Guest account is partly isolated from the main router functions.

 

I guess for 'security'.

 

The Motorola is more complicated,  in settings.

 

No firmware updates and no ww-drt stuff.

 

I still think the problem lies with the PS3 setup.

 

I'll have to look at it personally.

 

It is all important to keep gameboy on the Guest channel.

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Are you seeing this guest SSID listed on the PS3? My guess would be the console can't see this SSID properly, it's hidden behind some kind of firewall. Gotta say this is not a very conventional arrangement you got there :(

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No firewall set on Guest -- SSID open.

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Can you provide the router model #, please? It'll let us look at the documentation / search for any known compatibility issues.

 

I'm not sure why it's causing such an issue, especially with no security.

 

Make sure the guest network is using B or G 2.4GHz band. The PS3 doesn't support 5GHz / 802.11N or AC.

 

Also make sure there isn't any MAC address filtering and the SSID is broadcasting.

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If you're connecting to the router's guest network, check to see if it has it's own DHCP configuration for it and that your PS3 is receiving an IP address from the guest scope.

 

You might find your PS3 (if an older model, like mine) refuses to connect to AP's in "auto 20Hz/40Hz mode" for the channel width. Try setting the channel width to just 20Hz.

 

If guest network is browser authenticated / initiated (e.g like fast food resurants, hotels etc) like some routers are now providing, then the PS3 will not connect to it.

 

For what it's worth - just tested my PS3 and connects to guest wireless on my Netgear WNDR4500.

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^ Motorola SBG 6580.

 

SSID is free and open.

 

Other devices connect to Guest network fine.

 

This router only outputs 1 frequency at a time -- 2.4 gig OR 5 gig.

 

I don't see an Authentication setting.

 

Made about 12 port triggering entries as per on-line guides.

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^ Motorola SBG 6580.

 

SSID is free and open.

 

Other devices connect to Guest network fine.

 

This router only outputs 1 frequency at a time -- 2.4 gig OR 5 gig.

 

I don't see an Authentication setting.

 

Made about 12 port triggering entries as per on-line guides.

 

So you've set the wireless to 802.11G @ 2.4 GHz, right?

 

Port triggers are only for NAT purposes, it won't solve this connection issue or prevent it joining the network.

 

For testing purposes, can you allow it to connect to your LAN? The guest network shouldn't prevent the PS3 joining, but it's just something to rule out.

 

According to the manual, MAC filtering is found here:

 

On the Wireless Access Control Page, be sure the MAC address for each affected wireless client is correctly listed.

 

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Was just about to suggest Ethernet, you beat me to it. If she's an older PS3 it could simply be the radio module is busted. Try wired Hum - it's harder for them to listen in when you do :shiftyninja:

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This is not my PS3.

 

No ethernet in that area of the house.

 

He has some range extender.

 

I suggested he hook that up, then use a ethernet cable from the RE box.

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Let's take a step back.

What happens when you run an Internet Connection Test on the PS3. What is it reporting?

Did you try resetting the Network Settings on the PS3?

 
Also, I am assuming you cycled the power on the router?
Specifically power down the router.
Power down the PS3.
Turn on the router. 
Turn on the PS3.
Connect to the Wireless.
Then run a Internet Connection Test.
 
I am wondering if somehow the settings on the PS3 were at some point altered. You can manually change pretty much everything. So perhaps a static IP was assigned at one point and it is conflicting.
Everyone is focusing on the router. Let's make sure the PS3 is configured correctly as well.

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Go into the router settings and look at "device connection limit" or something to that extent.

It's probably default to,only accept a limited amount of connections if it's set low, just crank it to something like 50 devices.

If the router is set to only hand out 10 IP addresses to the devices around the house, and the ps3 is the 11th device, it will not receive an IP address and therefore not connect.

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