Getting Online Problems
Hey, i hope someone can help, because i have been trying to get online with my ps2 all day, and still haven't managed it. I am trying to setup pc and ps2 to both access the internet at the same time.
My setup is:
Internet Cable > USB Modem > USB Slot In Pc
PS2 > Crossover Network Cable > Network Card In PC
In Network Connections i have Local Area Connection (USB Modem) and Local Area Connection 2 (Network Card). I right clicked on my USB Connection, selected properties, advanced tab, ticked both boxes under Internet Connection Sharing, and hit ok.
Then, i added network configuration file on the ps2 network disk, then tried running network diagnostics, it got passed the first four tests, all highlighed in green, but it constantly just stays on the fifth, "Authenticating DNAS data...", it does not come up with any error, it just constantly stays there, highlighted in yellow.
Anyone have any ideas what i am doing wrong? I'd appreciate help on this one alot as i am completely lost.
Do you have a modchip installaed in the PS2? If so that is your problem You need to turn the chip off then go about what you were doing. The DNAS checks to make sure you are using a original copy of the game and that there is no modchip installed in the PS2.
Nop, i have no modchip installed, that's why it is so confusing as to why it is hanging on the dnas authentication part.
Do you have your firewall disabled and It looks like you have no router am I correct. Thats fine if you don't. It just sounds like something is not letting you access the server. I'm thinking firewall
Thanks alot Law, for your quick replies, and the answer to the problem. You were correct in thinking i did not have a router, that is correct, but i had my firewall on, i use Tiny Personal Firewall, i closed that, and all five tests are not completed successfully. One thing though, do you know how i could still use the firewall but also access the internet via ps2, i want my pc to remain secure.
Thanks alot man.
You won't need to worry abot your PS2 being secure. There is no way of getting anything off of it.
you must also disable the internal firewall if you are using xp. the only way to have a firewall up and expect your ps2 to still work online is to open up the specific ports it is asking for, which varies per game and for DNAS.
another option in xp is to use a "network bridge." ICS is really tricky to set up properly so this may help you around that..
I mis-read your post The only way I can think of is to get a router . If someone else knows of a way please post
Under "Local Area Network":
1. Ensure that "Enable ICS for this connection" is checked.
2. Under "for local network" select "Local Area Network 2".
Under "Local Area Network 2":
1. Under General->TCP/IP Properties, ensure that the IP used is 192.168.1.1 (This is assigned by ICS, it should not be changed.)
On your PS2:
1. Ensure that the network configuration to set to automatic, this will make the PS2 retrieve the network settings from your PC.
Tiny Personal Firewall does not support ICS so you cannot use both at the same time.
WinXP firewall support ICS, just make sure the firewall is on only for "Local Area Network" and not both.
Thanks for your reply Clement. Some of the things you said however don't seem to be the same as mine. I am using Windows XP.
I assume you are talking about Network Connections in Control Panel? If so:
Under "Local Area Connection"(Not Network):
1. On the Advanced tab, under "Internet Connection Sharing", the two boxes are ticked, they are "Allow other network users to connect trhough this computer's internet connection" and Allow other network users to control or disable the shared internet connection"
2. There is no "for local network" part.
Under "Local Area Connection 2"(Not Network):
1. Under General->TCP/IP Properties, the ip used is 192.168.0.1, not 192.168.1.1.
On my PS2:
1. Network configuration to set to automatic.
Windows XP firewall is only set for Local Area Connection, and not the second.
Could you check if that is all right? There are differences between mine and yours, don't know if they are important though.