WOW! Enabling DMZ just made PSN demos got 15x faster!

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#1 Posted by Imallvol7 (7566 posts) -
Wow guys, i really didn't listen to anyone. At Christmas, I had NAT type 2. Everything was great and I downloaded everything really fast (like 1 gig demos in 15 minutes). However, I noticed it slowing down lately and taking a painfully long time just get each percent. I noticed that somehow I now had the dreaded NAT TYPE 3!!! DUH DUH DUH. So I followed everyones directions and enabled DMZ on my router and entered my ps3's IP address as found under system information and violla, I now download a megabyte every two seconds! Holy **** DMZ works wonders!!! EVERYONE SHOULD DO IT.
#2 Posted by vitz3 (1884 posts) -
Yeah sure. It's just like leaving your house and car keys in the doorknob outside. DMZ kills your firewall rules for that IP. Smart move there. I like it when people hack my PS3 and corrupt my saves.
#3 Posted by Imallvol7 (7566 posts) -
??? i was told there was absolutly no worries with a ps3 on dmz
#4 Posted by TelcharXI (1189 posts) -
There isn't I've never heard of such a thing as someone hacking a PS3. The purpose of a DMZ is to provide services like a Web Server, so by having your ps3 on it will speed it up. However I have never heard of someone hacking a ps3 as there isn't a point. Corrupted saves? Last I heard a corrupted save happens when you turn off a system in the middle of a save.
#5 Posted by guyhunter (3691 posts) -
I'll stick to doing things the proper way; UPnP port forwarding!
#6 Posted by MGSFan27285 (850 posts) -
can someone post directions on how to do this? i hate getting kicked off games and slow DLs since im on nat3. when i wasn't on nat3 i was playing the games and never lagging, or nothing.
#7 Posted by Imallvol7 (7566 posts) -

can someone post directions on how to do this? i hate getting kicked off games and slow DLs since im on nat3. when i wasn't on nat3 i was playing the games and never lagging, or nothing. MGSFan27285
http://uk.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=25739727

that tells ya how.

#8 Posted by Imallvol7 (7566 posts) -
I'll stick to doing things the proper way; UPnP port forwarding!guyhunter
but no one seems to know the correct ports. do you?
#9 Posted by guyhunter (3691 posts) -

[QUOTE="guyhunter"]I'll stick to doing things the proper way; UPnP port forwarding!Imallvol7
but no one seems to know the correct ports. do you?

Quoting myself from another thread.

The ports that need to be forwarded are:

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

The ports above are the PSN ports, some online games also require extra ports to be open.

TCP 9293
TCP 10070-10080
UDP 10070

You do realise though that the point of UPnP port forwarding is that you don't need to trigger of forward any ports?

If you check my post history I've answered many threads on NAT3 to NAT2.

#11 Posted by Jakster4u (1192 posts) -
WTF, I enabled it on mine and got NAT type 2, then it seemed to get slower. I enabled it awhile ago and tried to download the HS demo and it took freaken forever.
#13 Posted by guyhunter (3691 posts) -

WTF, I enabled it on mine and got NAT type 2, then it seemed to get slower. I enabled it awhile ago and tried to download the HS demo and it took freaken forever.Jakster4u

LOL! That's the PSN servers being hammered not your connection!

#14 Posted by Jakster4u (1192 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jakster4u"]WTF, I enabled it on mine and got NAT type 2, then it seemed to get slower. I enabled it awhile ago and tried to download the HS demo and it took freaken forever.guyhunter

LOL! That's the PSN servers being hammered not your connection!

I still didn't notice really any difference at all. I don't get signed out of the PSN anymore but it is still really slow.
#15 Posted by giton (1745 posts) -
I don't understand the NAT 2 and NAT 3 designations. I can google doc on different NAT schemes including full cone, restricted cone, port restricted cone and symmetric NAT, static and dynamic NAT, but the only mention I ever find of NAT type 2 or 3 is on game sites, so I wonder what that really means.
#16 Posted by gizmo_logix (4224 posts) -
I'll stick to doing things the proper way; UPnP port forwarding!guyhunter
I use NAT 2 and UPnP. :) Fast. I found that with NAT 3, I couldn't do certain things form my PS3. I think I remember that R6V or The Darkness wouldn't allow NAT 3. I forgets. But after changing to NAT 2. It worked.
#17 Posted by mikey050591 (1135 posts) -
dmz didnt make that much a diff. for me. I got a meg about every 4 seconds when i was wired, and every 7 or so when wireless. Is that a normal variation?
#18 Posted by rptransam09 (1250 posts) -
how do i get from nat3 to nat2?
#19 Posted by Imallvol7 (7566 posts) -
how do i get from nat3 to nat2?rptransam09
see above dude
#20 Posted by playstation_wii (5271 posts) -
Yeah sure. It's just like leaving your house and car keys in the doorknob outside. DMZ kills your firewall rules for that IP. Smart move there. I like it when people hack my PS3 and corrupt my saves.vitz3
??? i was told there was absolutly no worries with a ps3 on dmzImallvol7
There are no worries. I don't know what the other guy is talking about. Turning on DMz only affects computers. The PS3 can't get a virus so it's okay. Don't turn on DMZ in your PS3 is running Linuz though, because then it can get viruses.