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post #1 of 724
Thread Starter 
I would like to see if with the 40, 60, or 80Gb or wireless adapted 20Gb PS3 if there is any apparent router communication problem. If you prefer to use hardwired ethernet that is your preference, but if you could help other AVS members out that would be awesome. If you have a wireless router, see if you can maintain a connection.

If you could please post the router type/model to help futher AVS wireless router/PS3 users check for compatibility.

Thanks in advance.


UPDATE - SSID Broadcast Alert! - 12/21/06

According to protoboard's post - he has found a fix for the disconnect/connect issue (repeated connects/disconnects with about 15-30 second intervals) with the linksys wireless b router by turning of the routers broadcast of the SSID information. Since then he has had no disconnects. He has made it aware to Sony as have I in a phone call today via a followup to my orginal problem. This may or may not work for other routers that have fallen into the not working category.

This has apparently fixed the problem with a netgear (b) router as well.

UPDATE - Changed Categories - Working - 01/10/07 - Belkin F5D7230-4 b/g

UPDATE - Changed Categories - Working - 02/15/07 - Belkin N1

UPDATE - WRT54G Firmware Fix - 6/8/07 - Linksys Routers

After reading many posts on the Playstation forums and here at AVS, I felt it was necessary to update this thread. At the time of FW 1.8 release on 5/24/07 many Linksys wireless router users were once again stricken with a disconnect issue. As it turns out the problem originated in the implementation of the media sharing feature of the PS3. There 2 are potential solutions depending upon your situation. ONE: disable the media sharing feature on the PS3 if you don't plan to use it. TWO: disable UPnP in the router. For most people just turning off UPnP solved the issue. Others went on to finally set up a static IP for the PS3 (many of us had already done that) and then enable DMZ in the router for the PS3 IP and in some cases that helped as well. Until Sony or Linksys creates a fix - these are the possible workarounds.

If you have the WRT54G router, there is a new firmware that may fix some of these issues: Linksys WRT54G update firmware.


As of 06/23/2009 with 2.8 firmware

Routers that Work:
2Wire 1701HG
2Wire gaming adaptor
Airlink AR325w wireless-g
Actiontec MI424WR
Apple 500 gigabyte AE Time Capsule
Apple AirPort Express b/g
Apple Airport Extreme (the square, draft-N one)
Apple Airport Extreme Base Station 802.11 b/g
Asus WL-500G Premium
Belkin F5D7230-4 b/g†
Belkin F5D8233-4 N
New Update! Belkin F5D8236-4 N (ver. 1110) (Works with PS3/PSP on secured wireless)
Belkin F5D9230-4 b/g
Belkin F6D3230-4 b/g
Belkin Pre-N
Belkin N1†††
Buffalo N Nfiniti
Buffalo WHR-G125
Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 b/g
Cisco Aironet 1130G Series IEEE 802.11g Access Point
D-link DI-524 802.11 b/g 2.4GHz*
D-link DI-614+ 802.11 b
D-link DI-624
D-link DI-784**
D-link DIR-625 802.11 (b/g/draft n)
D-link DIR-655
D-link DGL-3420 Wireless Adaptor
D-link DGL-4300 802.11 b/g 2.4GHz
D-link DGL-4500
Juniper 5gt b/g**
Linksys BEFW11S4 802.11 b 2.4GHz**
Linksys WGA54G Wireless Gaming Adaptor
Linksys WRT150N
Linksys WRT300N
Linksys WRT310N
Linksys WRT330N
Linksys WRT350N
Linksys WRT54G v1.0, 2.0, 5.0, 6.0, 8.0***(not the X4 Version)
Linksys WRT54G2
Linksys WRT54GC
Linksys WRT54GL††
Linksys WRT54GS v4.0, 6.0, 7.0 (not 2.0)
Linksys WRT600N
Microsoft MN-700****
Motorola SURFboard SBG900
Netgear DG834PN
Netgear MR814 v2.0 wireless B**
Netgear WGR614 v6.0
Netgear WGT624 v3.0 802.11b/g 2.4GHz
Netgear WGT634U 802.11b/g 2.4 GHz (firmware 1.4.1.10)****
Netgear WPN824 802.11 b/g RangeMax****(thanks Sorry Colts/Freshmeat36)
Netgear WNR854T Pre-N Rangemax
SMC 2804WBRP-G
SMC 7004AWBR
New Update! TRENDnet TEW-432BRP
TRENDnet TEW-631BRP EWC 802.11 (b/g/draft n)
U.S. Robotics Wireless MAXg Router (USR5461)
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*with a router reset and without wep - changed categories to working.
**you must turn off the SSID broadcast feature in the router and maybe security.
***if not working check the version number and try using/not using different security measures.
****try different security settings (may not like wep, wpa, or may not like both according to different posters)
†SSID dissabled, no security, open DMZ, enable UPnP and open Ports:tcp/udp 10070-10080, udp 6000-6999
††using DD-WRT firmare: please refer to brazzle's post for further settings for the WRT54GL
†††Please refer to Tripjammer's post in the N1 thread for correct firmware protocols and settings that has found to work with the PS3.



Routers that Don't Work:
Belkin F5D8230-4
Linksys WRT54GS v2.0
Linksys WRT54GX4
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post #2 of 724
good idea.

Netgear WGT624 v3
802.11b/g 2.4GHz
Wireless works
post #3 of 724
D-link DI-524
802.11b/g 2.4GHz
Doesn't work
post #4 of 724
DGL 4300
802.11b/g 2.4GHz
Works fine
post #5 of 724
I do not hate, this is not a fanboy post or anything of the sort.

I want to point out the X360 also has compatibility issues with Wireless Routers, which is why MS suggest people buy certain kinds.

From the list you guys have here and what is available here seems the same routers mentioned work with the X360's wireless adapter.
It may be that the compatible routers for the X360's XB Live will also be compatible for the PS3
post #6 of 724
I am using Netgear MR814v2 802.11b which does not work.
post #7 of 724
Apple Airport Extreme Base Station 802.11b/g
works fine with 60 GB PS3
post #8 of 724
Actiontec MI424WR, 60GB PS3 (35% signal strength), using it with Verizon FIOS Internet no problems.
post #9 of 724
Linksys WRT54G works perfectly fine here, not a single disconnect.
post #10 of 724
Linksys Wireless WRT54G
97% Signal strength from 17 feet
Have not had any disconnect - Only been using for 2 days.
post #11 of 724
reseting your modem, router, and pc will most likely fix start up problems.
post #12 of 724
Linksys WRT54GX4
I've tried:
restarting modem/router
static IP with port forwarding/DMZ
Switching wireless channel
Allowing just my PC and PS3's mac addys and disabling WPA

Nothing has fixed my problem of constant disconnects from the Playstation Network, but I can still browse the web perfectly on it, which really frustrates me (browser works great, can't sign into PSN)
post #13 of 724
Interesting that two people with the standard WRT54G have no problems, but your variation "X4" has problems.

So you can browse the web using the PS3 browser? But when you connect to the PSN it disconnects you? Wow, if that's the case, I have no clue, and the problem is way over my head.
post #14 of 724
Linksys WRT54G works perfectly fine here. I have the router on the 2nd floor and my PS3 is in the basement with 70% signal strength. Downloaded mororstorm demo fine 1st shot. When I downloaded F1 I got one timeout error but on the second try it went through fine. It took some time though. Motor Storm took about 65 min.
post #15 of 724
Quote:


Routers that Don't Work:
Linksys BEFW11S4 802.11b 2.4GHz (mine)
Netgear MR814v2 802.11b
D-link DI-524 802.11b/g 2.4GHz
Netgear WPN824 802.11 b/g RangeMax Wireless Router (from playstation boards)

I have the DI-524 and would like to use the wired connection on my PS3 (which I don't have yet). Is this thread only referring to the wireless portion of the router? Will a wired connection to the DI-524 work with PS3?
post #16 of 724
Theoretically wired connections should have no issues whatsoever. I haven't heard of a single person yet having problems while wired.
post #17 of 724
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefighter81 View Post

Interesting that two people with the standard WRT54G have no problems, but your variation "X4" has problems.

So you can browse the web using the PS3 browser? But when you connect to the PSN it disconnects you? Wow, if that's the case, I have no clue, and the problem is way over my head.

Yeah I'm rather confused with the whole situation. A "possible fix" has been posted on the official playstation boards, which is to switch out your primary DNS with your secondary/tieritary*sp*. I'm going to try it once I get home.

Wierd thing is that my signal never drops below 95% yet I still have all of these connection problems.
post #18 of 724
My post from another thread -

I don't think it has anything to do with routers of any brand. I have the Linksys Wireless WRT54G without the signal booster. It's actually pretty fast. But i know someone who bought the exact same router and always getting disconnected. we're both about 20 feet away from the router. My signal strength is 97%. i don't know his.
post #19 of 724
it might be useful to include the firmware version each router is using.
post #20 of 724
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rocko1290 View Post

I have the DI-524 and would like to use the wired connection on my PS3 (which I don't have yet). Is this thread only referring to the wireless portion of the router? Will a wired connection to the DI-524 work with PS3?

Mine works fine wired...just not wireless.
Quote:
Originally Posted by one43637 View Post

it might be useful to include the firmware version each router is using.

That would be a great a idea too. I know mine is the latest for my router - I checked the linksys website. Will post later - need to work.
post #21 of 724
Quote:
Originally Posted by one43637 View Post

it might be useful to include the firmware version each router is using.

How do I check what firmware i have? I won't be home for another 10 hours but I'll check. I just bought the router 4 days ago and have not updated anything. I didn't even bother to use the disc that it came with. I just plug and play. I didn't know routers needed firmware updates. if that's that case the router at my parents house is 5 years behind in updates haha.
post #22 of 724
you can check the firmware you're running when you log into your router and check the status page.
post #23 of 724
Quote:
Originally Posted by A7MAD View Post

I do not hate, this is not a fanboy post or anything of the sort.

I want to point out the X360 also has compatibility issues with Wireless Routers, which is why MS suggest people buy certain kinds.

From the list you guys have here and what is available here seems the same routers mentioned work with the X360's wireless adapter.
It may be that the compatible routers for the X360's XB Live will also be compatible for the PS3

Sony will come out with one of these list I'm sure. It takes a while to verify it all.
post #24 of 724
Apple Airport Extreme Base station works perfect with mine.
post #25 of 724
Thread Starter 
Polite Bump...keep the feedback coming.
post #26 of 724
D-Link DIR-625 802.11 (b/g/draft n)
Works Great.
This is my 2nd wireless router, and it literally took 5 min to set up.
post #27 of 724
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RommelB View Post

My post from another thread -

I don't think it has anything to do with routers of any brand. I have the Linksys Wireless WRT54G without the signal booster. It's actually pretty fast. But i know someone who bought the exact same router and always getting disconnected. we're both about 20 feet away from the router. My signal strength is 97%. i don't know his.

RommelB - I just picked up the wrt54g v6.0 and it works fine too but I was reading on the playstation forums about a person with the wrt54g v5.0 wigh problems. I would check the friend's router version on the sticker on the bottom of the router.
post #28 of 724
Is anyone having a problem with filtering mac addresses? I'm running a netscreen 5GT wireless and things worked just fine out of the box.

Then I upgraded the PS3 OS, and I couldn't get on-line at all. By chance I happened to try turning off the mac address filtering and that fixed the problem. The netscreen is only seeing 1 address from the Ps3, but adding it to the permit list just doesn't seem to work.

I'm not all that knowledgeable about wireless, but is it possible that the PS3 is using a different mac address for part of the wireless handshake?
post #29 of 724
Try taking of the fire wall and open up your router then try it again. maybe your wep keys need to get regenerated.
post #30 of 724
Quote:
Originally Posted by dogdoctor View Post

I would like to see if with the 60Gb or wireless adapted 20Gb PS3 if there is an apparent (b) router communication problem even though Sony says they support (b)/(g) routers. If you prefer to use hardwired ethernet that is your preference, but if you could help other AVS members out that would be awesome. If you have a wireless router, see if you can maintain a connection. The problem that some of us are experiencing is repeated connects/disconnects with about 15-30 second intervals.

If you could please post the router type/model to help futher AVS wireless router/PS3 users check for compatibility.

If you want to post on diagnostic/help for wireless users please post here.

Thanks in advance.

Please note you can vote for more than one if you have tried different routers.

As of 11/22/06
Routers that WorK:
Netgear WGT624 v3 802.11b/g 2.4GHz
D-Link DGL4300 802.11b/g 2.4GHz
D-link DI-524 802.11 b/g 2.4GHz*
D-link DIR-625 802.11 (b/g/draft n)
Linksys wireless-G 2.4 with speedbooster (from ps3forums)
Apple Airport Extreme Base Station 802.11b/g
Actiontec MI424WR
Linksys WRT54G v6.0**(not the X4 Version) - works fine for me with wep (as of 11/24/06)
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*with a router reset and without wep - changed categories.
**if not working check the version number.

Routers that Don't Work:
Linksys BEFW11S4 802.11b 2.4GHz (mine)
Netgear MR814v2 802.11b
Netgear WPN824 802.11 b/g RangeMax Wireless Router (from playstation boards)
Linksys WRT54GX4

Check my post in the set-up issues thread...the PS3 Wi-Fi radio suffers from a terrible SNR...
In fact, in my case, it is so bad that I can't use it...I had to hook it up to my client bridge.
People should also be aware that with proper wireless access, the PlayStation Store is not so slow. I was able to download the F1 demo in less than 20 minutes.
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