PlusNet BB PLus
Linksys WAG354G (I'll prob NOT recommend this one!)
A few PC's hanging off it on a mixture of wired and wireless
I configured my PS to have a static IP 192.168.1.5 (for example), and configured my router to put this IP in the DMZ so it gets all ports.
My gateway was 192.168.1.1 - ie. my router
My netmask 255.255.255.0
And DNS's as per what the router picked up 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
When I did the network test I'd either get them all passed or a failure on the traceroute, but could never connect to Playstation Central.
Turned upnp off on the router as well but this did not make a difference - but was off when it worked...
Tried a couple fo times this morning and left the PS2 at the 'Couldnt connect to Central' page to go for a call of nature ops:
Then from another PC I opened a command prompt (Start -> run -> cmd or command) and ran 'ping 192.168.1.5'
The first request timeout ? but all subsequent ones passed
I then clicked the auto-save icon on the PS2 screen to get it to try again and da-dan it worked - very very weird
If this works for anyone else let me know
Should I post this on the offical PS 2 forum as well?
Thanks for listening
BTW 192.168.1.5 isn't the IP I used its cos an example
I had an issue when I was using the Linksys WGA54G wireless gaming adaptor for my PS2 to connect to m Netgear DG834G router. The playstation would have to try connecting TWICE before it would work!
I eventually ditched the WGA54G adaptor and got a netgear WGE111 gaming adaptor instead - works a treat. And doesn't drop out halfway through a mission anymore
I find I don't have to use the DMZ feature. My playstation is allocated a dynamic IP whenever it tries connecting and the DG834G just opens whatever ports are needed by using uPnP. Although when I have tried putting the PS2 address in the DMZ it is interesting to see which ports are open :shock: