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issues with networking
issues with networking –
Hello, I've been having some issues getting OPS2L to work over the network.
I've set everything up as instructed but still can't view any games.
I can ping the ps2 from my PC just fine, BUT the ps2 doesn't show up in my Belkin Router Client List.
I've tried both guest and account access.
It also created the VMC file in the folder where the ISO's (properly formatted) are.
Once you create the share ... don't create the VMC folder ... I didn't and the PS2 created it ... that was the only way I knew it was actually seeing the share ok ... also have you been able to ping the PS2 ??
Could you explain in detail what your setup is? Include your operating system too. It'll all help.
I didn't create the VMC folder, the PS2 did. And yes I can ping the PS2, but it doesn't show up in my DHCP client list.
My setup is ps2 fat with network adapter, windows 7 PC, Belkin Router
is the folder shared properly, PS2SMB? (just recheck everything once more)
did you use the IPv4 connection and set that up properly?
and also, what are your router settings? (might be a MAC address problem)
Yea my folder is shared properly but I just redid it anyway. I've tried guest access and account access with no luck. Yea I used IPv4.
What kind of router settings are you looking for? I have it set up for DHCP and even tried a static route but the PS2 still doesn't show up in the DHCP client list, even though I can ping it from my PC and get replies back.
Try these steps (do each step, see if it works, then move on to the next step, try it again, etc.), in this order:
1. without the router, a straight ethernet to from your computer to your PS2, does it work?
2. power cycle the router (don't do a complete reset accidentally!!), computer, ps2, (use the router this time), does anything work?
3. In windows go to "Network and Sharing Center". Under the public pull down menu, a. turn ON networ discovery b. turn ON file and printer sharing c. turn ON public folder sharing d. turn OFF password protected setting
4. On the computer: for IPv4, make it "192.168.0.2" make sure that's also the address in the PS2's OPL network settings menu.
5. port forward 445 (both tcp and udp) for your ps2's and computer's local IPs (in the router)
sorry if nothing is working out, hopefully another member can add their two cents in...
hmmm, are the games in the right subfolders?
DVD games = PS2SMB > DVD
CD games = PS2SMB > CD
It also might be case sensitive so ensure that it's all in high caps
are your games properly named (Game_ID.ACTUAL NAME.iso)
SLUS_203.12.Final Fantasy X.iso
lastly but most unlikely, are the names short enough? i think the cap is 32 characters...
Hope you solve it.
EDIT: It also seems to me if OPL was able to create VMC through the network it has full connection to the share meaning it's doubtfully a router issue.
Originally Posted by 8bitpenguin
If it is "the PS2" who created the VMC folder, then your setup is correct.
Other advice are correct too, case is very important, and the "game_name" part is limited to 32 (the part without counting the game_code and the extension ".iso")
You could also run a wireshark capture to see what happening.
If the PS2 created the VMC folder then you are almost there .... that means it is shared correctly and has the correct permissions otherwise it would not have been able to create the directory .... mine did the EXACT same thing ... like everyone else is stating ... check the form of the iso image .. ie naming .... I renamed mine properly rebooted the PS2 a couple of times then magically it showed up .. couldn't play it properly as it was a PAL image on a NTSC tv ( but thats a complete other disscusion )
Originally Posted by jbreality
Have you renamed them properly ?
I wouldn't worry about the DHCP table in your router ..
I also changed the extension to or from ( can't remember ) ISO to iso
Good Luck !!!