Solved Static or Dynamic IP for playing online with PS3

February 11, 2013 at 23:01:58
Specs: Windows 7
Static or Dynamic IP for playing online with the PS3? and there are two PS3's usually playing the same game at the same time in that said house.

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February 13, 2013 at 16:10:48
PS3 requires the following ports to be forwarded [open]
Playstation Network Required Ports

TCP 80
TCP 443
TCP 5223
UDP 3478
UDP 3479
UDP 3658

Playstation Online Game Ports

Call of Duty 3:

UDP 3074
TCP 3074

MotorStorm

UDP 3659
UDP 3660

Since you can not forward these ports to two PS3's the solution is to put one PS3 in the DMZ which forwards all ports and the other you use port forwarding.

This is a standard solution to those wanting to play with two PS3's on the same lan.

Now if the router support Upnp you can enable it and not do any port forwarding/dmz. Upnp allows the PS3's to negociate their own dynamic ports.

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#1
February 12, 2013 at 03:02:13
Hello,

Static and dynamic both IP is for playing online game. But use dynamic IP is good for online game.

Thanks

CCNA


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#2
February 12, 2013 at 05:23:29
Unless you're running a server (ie: hosting the game) then dynamic (DHCP) is all you'll need to game online.

Typically, static IP assignments are used for things like servers, printers. Which is to say, resources LAN members frequently access.

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#3
February 12, 2013 at 09:47:06
If you need to forward ports to the PS3 you will need to assign it a static LAN ip address for the portforwarding to work.

You do not need a static WAN ip address.

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#4
February 13, 2013 at 10:38:58
So, when I pay the cable company to get a Static IP, I take it that it is a LAN IP?

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#5
February 13, 2013 at 10:46:24
If you pay your ISP for a static IP then that would be your external (WAN) address.

If you have a SOHO router at home, your internal (LAN) address will likely be a class C private (nonroutable) addressing scheme as provided by your router's DHCP server.

Whether static or dynamic, IP addresses provided by your ISP will be your external (WAN) address.

As I said above, if you only connect to game servers from your home then you do not need a static external IP address. If however you want to run a game server from your home, then it would need to be static. However, running a game server from home would be a complete waste of time. All it would take is someone on your home network to start downloading a big file, stream a video or do some other bandwwidth intensive thing and clients connected to your game server would bog down.

If you're really interested in running a game server, there are many hosting companies out there that will provide everything you need including space on a physical server.

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#6
February 13, 2013 at 13:47:56
I apologize, for the lack of info, I have 50 MB down and 2.5 MB up (cable service) plan. My Modem/Router is a Motorola Surfboard SBG6580, and really what I'm trying to achieve is the best configuration possible as per I'm playing competitively online, in shooters, sports, MMO's & RPGs...Normally I would run the DMZ mode but I need 2 PS3's live at the same time and well my roommate would get the short end of the stick if I just DMZ'd mine, thats why I'm asking what to do, also thank-you for your time!

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#7
February 13, 2013 at 14:38:33
For two ps3 you have to put one in the dmz and one with port forwarding.

Reason is you can't port forward the same port to two ip addresses. Its a one to one relationship.

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#8
February 13, 2013 at 14:48:14
Visionary forum rules have you sticking with your original thread. I have deleted the duplicate you just posted.

Do you understand what you need to do from my answer in #7?

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#9
February 13, 2013 at 14:53:00
Okay....since all you're doing is connecting to game servers as a client, there's really nothing you need to do at your end.

I'm not sure why you would put your gaming console in the DMZ to play games. There's no benefit I know of to doing so.

There should also be no issue with having two, or more, consoles connected as clients at the exact same time in the same LAN. The NAT portion of the router will ensure the correct traffic gets to the appropriate console.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#10
February 13, 2013 at 16:10:48
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PS3 requires the following ports to be forwarded [open]
Playstation Network Required Ports

TCP 80
TCP 443
TCP 5223
UDP 3478
UDP 3479
UDP 3658

Playstation Online Game Ports

Call of Duty 3:

UDP 3074
TCP 3074

MotorStorm

UDP 3659
UDP 3660

Since you can not forward these ports to two PS3's the solution is to put one PS3 in the DMZ which forwards all ports and the other you use port forwarding.

This is a standard solution to those wanting to play with two PS3's on the same lan.

Now if the router support Upnp you can enable it and not do any port forwarding/dmz. Upnp allows the PS3's to negociate their own dynamic ports.

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#11
February 13, 2013 at 17:30:09
First off Thank-You, 2nd My modem does have Upnp...If I enable Upnp on the Modem, I heard others say disable it on the PS3, dont know why, but I keep reading that, ( http://community.us.playstation.com... ) something about added a slight lag if its also enabled on the PS3.

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#12
February 14, 2013 at 07:58:43
I've never owned a PS3 (well, or a PS 1 or 2 for that matter......lol) so I had no idea the PS3 requires one to have open ports and forwarded ports just to connect to an online game.

I do have a Wii and an older Xbox and never had to do anything like that with them and certainly don't have to with my PC. I can't for the life of me understand why Sony would make it so complicated to connect to a game from a gaming console. This makes no sense to me.

Have they always done this or is it just with the PS3 that one has such hassles?

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

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#13
February 14, 2013 at 08:15:24
There is no lag with upnp unless you have a crappy router.

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#14
February 14, 2013 at 22:40:29
so go ahead and enable it on the PS3 also?

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#15
February 27, 2013 at 03:21:23
Both static and dynamic IP can be used for online gaming, but i would suggest you Dynamic IP is better than Static IP. You can check your IP by having an IP lookup at http://www.ip-details.com/ Good luck.

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