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    PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

    This is a discussion on PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems) within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi peeps new 2 online gaming need help with the netgear DG834GT router settings please, have ps3 and 360 both ...

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      Re: PS3 connection problems

      Hi peeps new 2 online gaming need help with the netgear DG834GT router settings please, have ps3 and 360 both keep disconnecting when playing online gaming.


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      Re: PS3 connection problems

      Have you turned off UPnP in the router's admin interface?


      Many people find that UPnP can cause disconnections....

      ... however, it's also needed for XBL & other things if you don't want to manually forward ports.


      So, with UPnP off, you need to forward the relevant ports for Xbox Live, & presumably PSN.


      The XBL ports are here: Xbox 360: Port settings for Xbox Live

      See this post for how to forward the XBL ports on the Sky router -

      Sky Router/Xbox Live


      I don't yet have a PS3 (waiting for more games & a price cut ), so don't know about what ports, if any, are needed for PSN.


      Also......


      Have you had any disconnection problems with the PC at the same time, or is it just the 360 & PS3 which seem to drop the connection?

      What do you use for each device (360, PS3, PC) - wireless or ethernet?


      Have you noticed if it's actually the router rebooting which is causing the disconnections?
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      Re: PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

      The port numbers for PLAYSTATION® Network servers used for this are TCP: 80, 443, 5223 and UDP: 3478, 3479.

      For voice / video chat and online game play, direct communication with other PS3™ systems is used for data transmission during voice / video chat and online gaming. The port number used for this is UDP: 3658. However, you may need to use a different port number when you are connected using a NAT router

      Straight from the help site. so should be reliable.

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      Re: PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

      I just put my 360 in the DMZ and both my PS3 and 360 connect no problem

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      Re: PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

      Thanks guys for your help will try what you have posted back and let u know

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      Re: PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

      Hi peeps still no good played for about 4 hours 2night and then it disconnected from play station network

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      Re: PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

      Hi peeps again sorry 2 be a pain bit what about the firmware is there an update or a mod for it

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      Re: PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

      No update yet for the firmware (although there is a new version "coming soon").


      You could try flashing with the standard Netgear firmware for the DG834GT, however it is against Sky's terms & Conditions to do so. I've also read many posts here from people who have tried the standard Netgear firmware & found it no better.


      How do you connect each device? Ethernet or wireless?

      Do you notice if anything else (e.g. PC) disconnects at the same time as the PS3?

      Is the net connection dropping, or is it actually the router rebooting?


      Does it tend to do it at the same sort of time of day?


      What are your router's stats?

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/speed...explained.html

      Perhaps it's actually the router losing connection due to a falling noise margin?


      Also, do you have anything else hammering the connection while playing? e.g. Any P2P software on the PC? I found that Bit Torrent software could cause the router to reboot if the connections & speeds were too high.

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      Re: PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

      Hi Tezcatlipoca pc,xbox360,ps3 all wireless m8,yes from about 6.00pm my connection starts to drop but not by much

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      Re: PS3 & 360 connection problems (was Re: PS3 connection problems)

      That could be due to a falling noise margin then.


      Noise tends to increase in the evening, causing noise margin to decrease. When it gets too low, the connections suffers & then finally dies. The router then reconnects at the highest speed it can get with a noise margin of 6.9dB (meaning a slower speed than before if the NM is falling).

      Have a read of:

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/speed...explained.html


      What are your stats?

     

     
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