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Continuing Network Adapter Probs
Continuing Network Adapter Probs –
I've not been able to get my adapter to connect online (been trying since last December). I have a cable connection. I've tried Midnight Club 2 (failed to connect to gamespy server), Twisted Metal Black Online and ATV2 (the only non DNA$ online games I have).
I've set my adapter up in all manner of ways: wireless bridge (dlink 900ap+), directly to router (dlink 614+ with gaming mode enabled) and directly to the modem (Best Data CMX300). I've tried setting the adapter up with the setup CD (door knob version) and game utilities. I did call sony and they are sending me the newer setup CD with the network tools. I've tried automatic settings and manual settings (IP addresses inside AND outside the DHCP range of my router), different DNS servers (including the F root server, my router and DNS servers given automatically by my ISP). Netmask set the same as all my PCs. I've set DMZ in my router and forwarded ports. I exchanged my network adapter and the new one didn't work either. I think I've tried just about everything.
Now for the weird part. I can run pukklink on my PS2 and inlink on my PC and I can transfer files back and forth between PS2 and PC (even wirelessly with the PS2 hooked to the wireless bridge). So I know that the network adapter and the wireless bridge are working. Just for the helluvit (thinking that it wouldn't matter) I booted a backup of Fight Night and selected online play and I got the DNAS 402 error. After that I was really confused (I can connect to DNAS servers but not game servers?)
Anyone have any ideas what I can do to play online? I am only asking in case I have missed something obvious but I think I've tried everything. I setup my home LAN myself with 3 wireless PCs and one hard wired. I am not a noob when it comes to networking but I am completely stumped. This has really made me feel inefective and stupid but I am pretty sure that I have done everything correctly Thanks for any suggestions you can offer.
I'm sure you probably done this, but have you disabled your modchip? Or depending on your cable provider, you can go to their website & see if they have specific setup instructions for online play. Or you may have to setup an addition computer line through your provider.
Just thinking outloud. Good luck!!!
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OK here is what has happened since my last post:
I decided last night was going to be the night that I figured out the problems with my PS2 adapter. I unhooked the wireless bridge and the router and hooked the PS2 directy to my modem (yes I did clear the modem's cache). Of course it still wouldn't connect so I called my ISP to find out if there was anything on their end keeping me from getting online (DNAS 611). I tried to register the adapter while I was on the phone with them. They saw the PS2 mac on their end but they could not ping the adapter while it was active. They said if they couldn't ping it while it was active (trying to register) it must be a hardware problem. That is all they could say but I didn't really accept that since I can load up pukklink and transfer files to and from my PC.
Is it possible to have a PS2 hardware problem that would give me a DNAS 611 error when pukklink works properly on my LAN? If it is a hardware problem I don't mind taking my PS2 somewhere for repair. But, I don't want to take it if it's not broken.
I've been wrestling with this since last December. I just want to get it taken care of once and for all.
611 is a DNS resolution error. I get that when I use my ISP's DNS servers for settings. I don't know what causes it, but when I use a different DNS server (in my case, the DNS forwarder on my router) it works. When I use the DNS for my ISP, it doesn't. I can also get it to work using the DNS addresses for my old ISP.
Try a few different DNS servers...
I've tried various DNS addresses, including my router, and it hasn't made a difference. I even tried the F-root DNS server. I've tried some random DNS servers that I have found on the web as well. Which servers are you using? I might as well give them a try too.
BUT, if it is a DNS error why was my ISP unable to ping my PS2?
try 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206...
They shouldn't be able to ping your PS2 unless it is connected directly to your cable or DSL modem, and even then, it won't work unless the PS2 is able to acquire an IP address from dhcp (or it's set to static if your ISP provides you with a static address).
The PS2 doesn't bring up the NA or even try to acquire an IP address until you try to go online, so if it's just sitting there at the title menu of a game, it won't respond to pings at all.
There are known problems with some ISP's around the world--it just flat out won't work for some reason.
I got the info on the 611 from one of the lists of DNA$ errors back when I was having problems. Besides, if you can get pukklink to work then there isn't anything physically wrong with your PS2. It's something at your ISP, with your modem, your router, your PS2 network config or a combination of all four.
I've also seen a 611 pop up when I set the PS2 to automatically set the DNS servers...for some reason, it just won't work with my setup at home.
I tried those DNS servers they didn't work for me either.
When my ISP tried to ping my PS2 it was hooked directly to my modem and it was running the connection test.
I called my ISP again today and they were more helpful (although they still couldn't fix the problem). They tried resetting everything on their end. They could see the PS2 requesting a DHCP but it wouldn't take it when my ISP offered it to the PS2. They had no answers other than the adapter must be bad since I have no problems with my router or PCs. I know the adapter isn't the problem because I exchanged it. I don't know what else it could be besides my PS2. It must be a problem with my PS2 accepting an IP address (from my router and/or my ISP). But that doesn't explain why a static address assigned through manual configuration doesn't work. I don't think it could really be a DNS problem since my PS2 never gets that far. It fails to accept an IP address.
I broke down and called Sony today too. They couldn't understand what the problem could be either. I am waiting for a "level 2" tech to call me back now. Although I'm not putting much stock in Sony being a lot of help. They will probably offer to exchange my PS2 and I can't do that with a DMS3 installed.
The really baffling part about all this is that pukklink worked to and from the ps2.
There must be something different about pukklink. With pukklink the PS2 doesn't request an address from anything. It is given an address when pukklink boots. Again, this doesn't explain why a static IP address setup through manual configuration doesn't work.
I'm half tempted to open up my PS2 and look for loose wires or solder bridges from the person that installed my DMS3. I am really at a loss for what to do next. I am fairly certain that SOMETHING is broken or not working properly. My wired PCs and my wireless PCs work fine. the PS2 doesn't work hooked to my wireless bridge, router or my modem.