setting up multiple ps3's on 1 router.
  • This may seem scary to some but trust me it's easy.

    This is my set-up for my linksys wrt54gs router. This process should work on any router

    The first thing to do is access your router, Find Local network ( status is where I found it on my router)

    Next look for "start ip address. Mine is XXX.XXX.1.100. That left me XXX.XXX.1.2 to XXX.XXX.1.99 to use for a static ip.(DO NOT USE XXX.XXX.1.1 as that is your router.)

    Next turn on your PS3 and go to settings, network settings, internet connection settings.

    Next chose custom in the setting method.

    Wired or wireless? what ever you are set up for.

    Select the operation mode of the network device. Manual settings is what you want

    100BASE-TX Half-Duplex is what I choose

    IP address setting. Select manual.

    here is what I have for playstation 3 #1.

    IP Address, XXX.XXX.1.5
    Subnet Mask, 255.255.255.0
    Default router, XXX.XXX.1.1
    Primary DNS, XXX.XXX.1.1
    Secondary dns, 0.0.0.0

    here are my settings for playstation3 #2

    IP Address, XXX.XXX.1.6
    Subnet Mask, 255.255.255.0
    Default router, XXX.XXX.1.1
    Primary DNS, XXX.XXX.1.1
    Secondary dns, 0.0.0.0

    here are my settings for playstation3 #3

    IP Address, XXX.XXX.1.7
    Subnet Mask, 255.255.255.0
    Default router, XXX.XXX.1.1
    Primary DNS, XXX.XXX.1.1
    Secondary dns, 0.0.0.0

    the only thing that changes is the last number in the IP address.

    MTU, I chose manual just to make sure it was set at 1500.

    Proxy server, Do Not Use

    UPnP, I chose enable

    You will now come to a screen to that shows all the info you have input. Double check to make sure that everything looks good. Now press X to save settings

    Press X to test conection.

    you have just enabled your self to use all your ps3's on line.

    If in the event you get stuck you can all ways just go back and select Easy in the settings method. I will get you to where you were before you started. If you have any questions just ask away.

    A big thanx goes out to cabeersca.
  • HELP... I have 5 PS3's 1 router 3 of the PS3's get an open nat type on COD and 2 continue to get moderate. Can you help get the 2 to open as well?
  • Just follow the settings as he has them up above, holymom, and they all should be good to go.

    You will need to grab the MAC Address of each PS3 (found by going to Settings> System Settings> System Information) and set up these custom IP addresses for each one in the router. Once that is done one could go into the DMZ of the router while the others can be allowed open via port forwarding (we list the ports needed in the thread pinned to the top of this section).
  • I have two PS3's hooked up wired to a Linksys WRT54G router.

    I followed dmadman72 instructions to a T. (I've even set up my smartphones to have their own static IP address as well.)

    Most times when my son and I, each on our own PS3, try to join the same online ranked game in Warhawk, only one of us can join. We can both play ranked online Warhawk games at the same time, just not the same ranked online game. However, since we are able to join the same game sometimes, this leads me to believe it is not a restriction by Sony or Warhawk but rather an issue with my router setup.

    Is there something else I need to do in my router setup to fix this issue?

    Lyndon M STAFF, could this have to do with what you are talking about, grabbing the MAC address of each PS3 and using DMZ? I looked for the port forwarding information on the site but couldn't find it.

    Thank you.