PlayStation DMZ Tutorial Are you having problems with your PS3? Lagging, Disconnecting, well look no further as I hope to help some of you with your problems as we get into the guts of your router/modem and your PS3 and make your gaming experience smoother and more enjoyable. Router/Modem Firstly we need to look at your router/modem and help your connection closer to home. Ideally you need to wire your PS3 rather than use it wireless as this will undoubtedly improve your connection as you don't have walls, floors and other radio interference as many products use the same frequency as your PS3 (2.4 GHz). If you're unable to wire your PS3, don't worry, these settings will certainly help to minimise any problems you may have. Now do you know your default IP address of your router/modem? Most of the popular ones will have the following IP: 192.168.0.1 192.168.1.1 192.168.2.1 You can find out buy going into your PS3's settings/Network Settings/ Test Connection In here you will find the first three numbers of your routers IP; EG: 192.168.0.x. The last number indicated by the x is your PS3's IP: EG: 192.168.0.7. So from this you will be able to determine your router/modem's default IP address (which from the example above is 192.168.0.1). Make a note of this IP and then put the IP address into your address bar in your browser. Most routers will be pass worded so make sure you know this before going into your router. Once inside your router you need to look for a tab named DMZ (DeMilitarised Zone). This function lets any device in your network bypass any settings laid down by your router e.g. Firewall and blocked ports. Once you have found the DMZ tab click on it and you will be presented with the first 3 numbers of your routers IP and an empty box. e.g. 192.168.0.[ ] The empty box is left blank for you to put in the number of the device you want in the DMZ, your PS3. Remember the example IP I gave you before 192.168.0.7. The 7 would be the number you place in the empty box, once that is done click OK. Your PS3 is now in the DMZ. But that is only half of the story. Now you need to get your PS3 into the DMZ laid down by PlayStation's server. I'm going to go through this set up as if you had a wired connection. OK in your PS3 go to Settings / Network Settings / Internet Connection Settings and do the following: Under select a setting method click CUSTOM - WIRED CONNECTION then click on MANUAL SETTINGS Skip Speed and Duplex IP Address Settings Click MANUAL and enter the following IP Address: 192.168.x.x (this is your routers IP address given to your PS3) Subnet Mask: 184.108.40.206 Default Router: 192.168.x.x (this is your routers default IP Address) Primary DNS: 220.127.116.11 Secondary DNS 18.104.22.168 MTU: Automatic Proxy Server: Do Not Use UPnP: Enable There, that is your PS3 set up. The only difference between wired and wireless is that you also have to go through the wireless set up protocols of what your network is called and the secure password, if you have one. I hope this helps you get a more stable connection for your PS3. Happy Gaming.