So I've been working for the past month off-and-on with setting up OPL v0.9. As of right now, I'm getting Network Startup Error: 300 whenever I run the ETH device. I've hit up a few (dozen) youtube tutorials, user-written guides, various help threads on this and other forums, and of course the official v0.8 guide over at SKS-Apps with no success, so I figured I'd make a post to pick your brains.
Right now my setup looks like this:
MODEM: Ubee Gateway from Bright House running in modem-only mode.
ROUTER: Linksys WRT54GS v7 running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) micro firmware.
DESKTOP: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, connected by a cat5(e? not sure) cable to the Linksys router and running under the Home network profile.
USB HDD: Fantom Drives 1TB External USB HDD, formatted into 2 partitions: a 915 GB NTFS partition, and a USB Extreme (GUI)-formatted ~16GB FAT32 parition that is the SMB share.
PS2: Slimline SCPH-75001 softmodded with an official 8MB FMCB memory card, connected by a cat6 crossover cable to the Linksys router.
On the computer's end, this is what the Static IP settings look like:
This is what the SMB share settings looks like:
And here is the contents of the share. I installed God Hand onto the share using USB Extreme just in case, but I also left the ISO for that and Dark Cloud in the DVD folder.
Guest account is turned ON.
For advanced sharing settings, I have the following options set for both home and public network profiles:
Network Discovery: ON
File and Printer Sharing: ON
Public Folder Sharing: OFF
Media Streaming: ON
File Sharing Connections: USE 128-BIT ENCRYPTION
Password Protected Sharing: OFF
HomeGroup Connections: ALLOW WINDOWS TO MANAGE
In the Share, under "Folder and Search Options" -> "View", "Use Sharing Wizard" (which I understand is simple file sharing in XP) is UNCHECKED.
Windows Firewall is OFF for both private and public networks.
The SPI Firewall on the Linksys router is turned OFF.
Port 445 is forwarded through the Linksys router as shown (BIG NOTE: ACCORDING TO 4 DIFFERENT ONLINE PORT CHECKERS (yougetsignal, canyouseeme, whatsmyip, checkmyports), PORT 445 IS NOT OPEN. I TALKED TO BRIGHT HOUSE AROUND 3AM THIS MORNING AND THE DUDE SAID IT LOOKS LIKE THEY BLOCK PORT 445. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS CRUCIAL, BUT I'LL BE ON THE PHONE WITH THEIR NETWORKING DUDES WHEN THEY OPEN AT 8AM TO SEE ABOUT GETTING IT OPENED FROM THEIR END.)
OPL Network settings are as follows:
- PS2 -
IP Address: 192.168.1.10
- PC -
IP Address: 192.168.1.7
Share: PS2SMB (NOTE: I've tried both uppercase and lowercase and both give me the 300 error.)
Password: Blank (NOTE: I do not use a password on my primary account, not that that makes any difference.)
Sorry for the tl;dr, I know that's a ton of yawn-inducing detail. My best guess right now is that my problem is probably due to port 445 being closed, which I will hopefully be rectifying in the morning (side note: can I just set the port through OPL to something different (say, port 7), and forward the port through the router to my desktop?), but if you guys see any glaring mistakes or have any suggestions on specific voodoo I can try to get this working, I would be super appreciative.
EDIT: So a few hours later and I opted to just try and use a different port. I went ahead and updated my DD-WRT firmware to build 14929 since apparently the build I was using was prone to major issues. However, none of the ports I've tried to forward have appeared open using any external tools, and I'm still getting 300 errors. I tried using port 53 (used for DNS) since it was the only one that showed as being open, but the problem persisted (maybe because it's reserved for DNS, I dunno.) Not sure what my next move here is. I've tried directly connecting the PC to the PS2 using the cat6 crossover cable, but that was an excercise in futility as well.