But that is not what I do either.
I have authenticated sharing, but I also have guest sharing.
This is controlled per-share, by the specific permissions setup for each share.
Consider a hypothetical case where you have 3 shares named "AAA", "BBB, "CCC", the last two of which contain top secret information, while the first one "AAA" is one for which you want to allow public access.
Then you open the file properties of each of those folders (or drives) and make sure that "AAA" has read permission set for the "Everyone" group, while both "BBB" and "CCC" have NO permissions set for either of the groups "Everyone", "Guests", or for the specific account "Guest".
With that setup any attempt to access the shares "BBB", "CCC", will result in the same strict authentication as presently, while an attempt to access "AAA" will be permitted without authentication.
Then you should see, if you consider it a while, that there is no real conflict between the need for open access and the need for secure authentication, as long as they apply to unrelated shares. At least not at the level of the filesharing software.Also I'm network and system admin, so I'm aware of these network issues.
Don't do THAT, ever...By the way, I decided to disable authentication temporarily for testing the smb option.
And that is where a conflict may exist, because if you don't allow SMB access through the firewall at all, then this obviously applies to all such access, and not just to specific shares, as the share identity is not a factor in that firewall condition.I disabled firewall too.
This could be a router setup issue too, though it is doubtful...I started a capture process with WireShark, so I can see all of ingoing and outgoing protocol packets. I configured open usb loader for using network. But I was not able to connect to my pc. I also check the wireshark's captured packets. But there was nothing about smb and 445 port.
I wouldn't know, as I have no PS3 to test it with.So, I searched on internet for ps2 network ability on ps3. Someone has problem on some games to connect to online gaming with ps2 games in ps3. I think, open usb loader, or another ps2 apps can't use network in ps3. am I worng?
Someone with more experience of PS3 usage will have to step in for that issue.
Best regards: dlanor