cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

PS3 Connection Problems (COD MW2 + Fifa 10)

Nutsarino
Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: 02-02-2010

PS3 Connection Problems (COD MW2 + Fifa 10)

I have plusnet premium broadband and I cannot connect to my friends in my local area for co-op missions on cod and 1 on 1 matches with fifa 10. My connection to multiplayer games on cod is generally awful. I am always the one with one red bar and the lag makes the game unplayable, weekends and very early weekday mornings generally seem to be a lot better with multiplayer matches but still terrible lag when trying to connect to friends for co-op missions. And when I get home from work at 4pm until i go to bed at about 11pm, online multiplayer is impossible.
I have been trying to sort this out with plusnet since the beginning of the year and still no joy.
I was asked to do a wire shark data capture, this proved a problem because I am using Mac OSX Snow Leopard and the installation read me files asked me to move some files to destination folders that did not appear on my system, this was required to successfully install.
I phoned Sony and they recommend that I open some ports on my router for the playstation network. I phoned plusnet and they assisted me in doing this, although I have been doing some more research and apparently in order to forward ports you need a static IP address applied to the application you are using. Does this mean I need to make my PS3 have a static IP? Do I also need to forward the port numbers for the particular games I am using?
I have a Thomson TG585 v7 supplied by Plusnet.
Interleaving has apparently been disabled from my line, although who knows for sure apart from the BT man.
I was told someone would contact me when using the ps3 to monitor the line, no one called and plusnet then seemed to go off the idea.
Plusnet ran some more tests and came back to me and told me thats something is blocking my line, possible a dodgy micro-filter, extension cable, sky box etc etc. I have then moved my router downstairs straight into the master BT socket behind the plate socket. I also bought a new micro-filter. And so now my ps3 is wireless rather than wired using an ethernet cable. (I'm not taking my 40" LCD off the wall and lugging it downstairs to run the ps3 wired). And good job I didn't as it the same again with the connection lagging all over the place.
Plusnet then asked me to run a test using a specific site (speedtester.bt.com), done and submitted the results, I enquired if they would also like me to run this test on the ps3's browser but not possible because it requires java.
I dont know what do do any more can someone please help?

2 REPLIES
Steve
Pro
Posts: 6,650
Thanks: 240
Registered: 13-07-2009

Re: PS3 Connection Problems (COD MW2 + Fifa 10)

You can put your PS3 in the dmz settings of your router if your router supports it,then you should not have any bother with it NAT side of things.
Nutsarino
Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: 02-02-2010

Re: PS3 Connection Problems (COD MW2 + Fifa 10)

my NAT type has always said open when logging onto cod mw2 and as for the DMZ i cant find an option for that anywhere on my router software.