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Ps2---> Exec Ftp
Ps2---> Exec Ftp –
Hello, I'm thinking about starting an FTP server on my playstation 2 slim, modded, to ftp a few .elfs from my computer to the PS2. My question is, I don't have a router, but I do have two ethernet ports, would it be possible to connect my modem to the computer and using the other ethernet port on the computer, connect my PS2 to the PC with another RJ-45 cable?
short version: just enable ICS (Connection sharing) on your internet connection... this will configure your PC's spare LAN card to work with ExecFTPs default settings.
You will need a crossover cable. WTF is a crossover cable?
here is the original long-winded post...
you don't need a router to hook your PC directly to the PS2, a router is just a convenient way to do it. in order to hook the PC straight to the PS2, you only need to manually set the IP address on the PC's LAN card that you're using... for best results, use a diferent subnet to the one you're using to connect to the internet... either that, or you could bridge the two connections (effectively turns your PC into a hub), or turn on Internet Connection Sharing (effectively turns your PC into a router).
to make it clear, here's the setup i use...
192.168.1.5 (Wireless LAN on Laptop)
192.168.1.1 (Wireless Modem/Router)
192.168.0.1 (Laptop LAN card hooked to PS2 with crossover)
192.168.0.10 (Default IP Config on the PS2)
this doesn't allow the PS2 to see the router, so that means it can't get on the net, but i don't need it to anyway... all you would have to do to allow the PS2 to get on the net from this setup is turn on ICS from the network card (in my case, the wireless card)...
by the way, do you know that uLaunchELF is able to do FTP itself? or perhaps your version is too old. in any case, don't forget to update to the latest uLaunchELF while you're at it... it's worth it, cause it's loads more stable and easy to use than ExecFTPs... especially with the HDD.
Last edited by JuddMan; 01-30-2006 at 09:28 AM.
Most Gigabit NICs have autosencing so if your computer has Gigabit NIC,
Originally Posted by JuddMan
you will most likely not need a special cable.
yes, they are finally making the cable type irrellavant... both my switches and routers all auto-sense the cable type so in my case, i can use nothing but crossover cables and they will work everywhere (Pity i didn't know that at the time i was actually making the cable though)
The majority of LAN cards in use still the 100mbit dumb type... but it can't hurt to try a regular one before you go buy a crossover, in case your card happens to be smart.
i don't see why when designing Cat5, they didn't just make the routers and switches the same as PC connections... then we would have just used nothing but crossover cables and never need fancy auto-detection.
You get the same issue when connecting router to router, switch to switch, or NIC to NIC. The problem was, AFAIK, that you had to run the pairs TX<->RX and RX<->TX, and the above combinations would be TX<->TX and RX<->RX.
Originally Posted by JuddMan
If they had made the switches have the same as NICs so you used crossovers everywhere, all the uplinks would then have to be 'straight' which leaves you back at square one. I think they did it the way they did way so phones, iSDN, KVM, RS232 and the like could share cabling with ethernet (In most offices, all these things are run on Cat5e UTP cable).
Autodetection makes life much easier for us poor network admins.