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Can Somebody Explain to me How to BLOCK Sony Updates from Router?
Can Somebody Explain to me How to BLOCK Sony Updates from Router? –
When it comes to Port Fowarding, and other things like that with my router i'm a little clueless, i read a few threads saying some people go into their router settings and block PSN, and other connections sony uses to send the ps3 updates. i was wondering how i go about doing that.
of course the easiest way is to unplug or disconect from the internet, but i use my PS3 for my media center and FTP.
So are there specific instructions somewhere, i can read up on that tells me how to do this, and what specificley i need to 'block'?
I would not feel 'safe' blocking just a single TCP or UDP port anyway, since there is no telling what alternate ports Sony may have coded their software to use. And the same applies to blocking any specific server IP addresses of the Sony servers. (They can probably change any time anyway.)
Originally Posted by avpmusic
Instead I configured my Netgear FVS338 router to simply block all outgoing WAN traffic from the IP address assigned to my PS3. This makes it impossible for the PS3 to contact any servers on Internet, while still allowing all local networking to proceed unhindered. I use this both for the PS3 media server running on one of my PCs, as well as for accessing the PS3 FTP server from a PC (much like your own needs I imagine).
Others prefer to just use special or dummy DNS addresses in configuring the PS3, so that the Sony code is unable to resolve server addresses, but that is another method I don't feel 'safe' using. I prefer to use my router for a more complete kind of lockup.
But exactly how you need to do it will of course vary with what router you use. So it's time to dig through your manual (if any) or make the utmost use of any 'help' entries in the web interface of your router.
Best regards: dlanor
Last edited by avpmusic; 09-28-2010 at 05:49 AM.
Reason: figured it out..
I wish my modem/router could block wan traffic from specified lan clients...