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netwoprk adapter....I'm lost
netwoprk adapter....I'm lost –
I've been wrestling with this thing ALL day. I am trying to connect my PS2 to a D-link 900AP+ configured as a wireless bridge..........which in turn connects to my D-link 614+ router that gives all my wireless computers internet access.
When I configure the 900AP+ with a NIC in a desktop computer I am able to access the internet with the computer just fine. When I hook up the PS2 network adapter and go through configuration with the network adapter disk the connection test comes back "you are connected to the internet but could not establish a connection with SCEA".
I am certain that it is all user error but I don't know what exactly I am supposed to do.
1. Am I supposed to assign the network adapter an IP address in the same subnet as my router? (I've tried and tried)
2. The 900AP+ uses a crossover cable when connected directly to a NIC. This should be the same for the network adapter?
3. I don't think I actually turned off the PS2 between configuration attempts, I think I probably should have shouldn't I?
4. The network adapter was taken through 2 X-ray machines at airports would this cause it to malfunction?
Anyone who can offer a little direction for configuring a network adapter with a wireless bridge, I would SOOO much appreciate it.
"you are connected to the internet but could not establish a connection with SCEA"
you dont actually need to establish a connection with scea when using the network disc. it really is there to register your network adapter.
1. I would assume that if you could establish a connection, then DHCP is working and you shouldnt be required to input an IP address. One possible problem related to this is that the network adapter seems to have issues sometimes with obtaining correct DNS information. you may want to look up your DNS information on your pc and input that manually.
2. if you need to use a crossover cable with the bridge, then use a crossover cable.
3. it is not required to shut down the ps2. all settings are saved to the memcard. however, if the network adapter is initialized, the reset button always puts the ps2 in standby mode, no matter how long you hold it.
4. I have no idea whether x-rays really affect electronics.. i would suspect that the radiation wouldn't really have a permanent affect..
basically, whatever settings you had when you hooked up the bridge to a pc should be the way you do it with the ps2, other than the DNS thing..
there is no way to enter DNS info without entering an IP address. You only have 2 options with the setup disk "automatic" and "manual". Unfortunately, I've already tried all manner of DNS entries (known servers, router, etc) and none of them worked. I've even brought the whole PS2 downstairs and hooked it straight to my router without success. I am really starting to think I have a bad NA.
any other suggestions?
sony gave me a return authorization. they are going to exchange the damn thing.
I'm still lost but here is what happened:
I exchanged the adapter and the new one did the same thing. I called my ISP with the PS2 hooked directly to my cable modem. They watched the MAC address request a DHCP lease, my ISP offered it a 24 hr IP lease, but the PS2 wouldn't take it. I assume this is what has been happening all along (behind wireless bridge, behind d-link router, behind linksys router), The PS2 seems to transmit but it won't receive packets. I've tried port forwarding, DMZ and direct connection, with and without mod in sleep mode. always the same result: "failed to connect". My ISP doesn't have any known issues with PS2's. Sony offered to accept my PS2 for repair, but I can't do that (what would they think of a big blue DMS3 sodered on top of the main board?)
I am not a newbie to networking. I had no problem setting up 4 PC's (2 of them running Linux) on my network.
Has anyone else ever experienced a similar problem with a NA? TX packets seem to go fine but it doesn't seem like any RX packets are coming back. Could this be a mod installation problem? I have just about given up. I'm open to any suggestions.
Last edited by jdog006; 01-02-2004 at 12:34 AM.