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#1 Oct 04 2013 at 7:18 PM Rating: Decent
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Have been reading up on this and was wondering if anyone here Port fowards their info from their PS3? I would like to try this as it might free up some lag playing this game. Also, if anyone is using this, can you provide some info on how to do it? I've been googling and researching for days but can't seem to find a guide that will help me. ANy info is appreciated, happy questing!!
#2 Oct 04 2013 at 8:30 PM Rating: Good
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ports to forward
UDP
55296-55551
TCP
80, 8080, 443, 55296-55551

how to do it? depends on the router i'm afraid, without that info the best i can offer is a very general guide

decifer which network IP the ps3 is using(best luck i've had here is bringing up a full list and eliminating those things that i can run ipconfig on/ know the preferred for, or just go into ps3's network settings and make it static)

login to your router(if you don't know how to do this, there's a good chance you shouldn't be playing with its settings)

find the port forwarding controls(this is the part that's router specific)

enter the ps3's IP address and those ports I listed above and enable.

good luck, give me a router make/model and i'll see if i can find you a specific guide
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#3 Oct 04 2013 at 8:35 PM Rating: Good
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I have mentioned this several times so apologies for redundancy. But yes.

What I have noticed...

You are able to see pt members at all times. PC (player characters) load quicker but when in a large group they still have a tendency to 'float'.
No audio or sfx drops (but that could also be due to server fixes). And most importantly...

During large scale fates the Mob will always load. I can't see many of the other players attacking but can always see my pt members. I figure thats all that matters for now.

Conclusion, I definitely recommend doing it. The difference is noticeable and along with some tweeks with in-game effects it makes the game totally playable until ps4 release. Side note: I hear installing a SDD helps as well so this is something I most likely will do.
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#4 Oct 04 2013 at 9:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the replies! I;m getting so discouraged playing this game..

I have a TP-LINK , model TL-WR847N...

If you could help me out with this, I would be in your debt forever :)
#5 Oct 04 2013 at 9:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey Sscearcev,

I just set my Ps3 and Router to DMZ. Will this help as well? I'm pretty good at computers. The only real problem with configuring my router is the fact that its in Chinese so I have to google translate everything that I'm doing.
#6 Oct 05 2013 at 8:32 AM Rating: Good
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your router is in Chinese?...there's a chance that could be the source of your problems, since the Chinese government likes to hide things in web hardware intended for their own market, I would strongly recommend replacing that, not because its Chinese made(most routers are) but because its intended for the Chinese market.

if you're feeling brave, and willing to risk bricking your router, you can try and drop an open-source(english) firmware on it

DMZing is the nuclear option you'd choose if port forwarding doesn't work, its roughly equivalent to forwarding all 65536 ports, its a massive security risk, but it does have some potential to help a bit. Since there are very few attacks that target game consoles(due to lack of data stored on them) I won't tell you not to. But any PC player should be warned that, without incredibly strong PC based security software, DMZing a PC is asking for trouble.

chomama actually mentioned the best lag fix for PS3, drop a solid state hard drive on the machine. by modern standards the PS3's harddrive is impossibly slow, and it doesn't have the RAM to back it up

you can try to use this guide and hope the general placement of controls in the english version of TPlink's firmware is the same in the Chinese version(this is a strong but not certain chance, software developers are lazy)

Edited, Oct 5th 2013 10:33am by sscearcev
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#7 Oct 05 2013 at 8:46 AM Rating: Good
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LeonHeart068 wrote:
Have been reading up on this and was wondering if anyone here Port fowards their info from their PS3? I would like to try this as it might free up some lag playing this game. Also, if anyone is using this, can you provide some info on how to do it? I've been googling and researching for days but can't seem to find a guide that will help me. ANy info is appreciated, happy questing!!


I haven't had any lag since I installed a SSD. Any further problems are due to router or ISP issues. The problem is lack of memory so the HDD is your real problem. Since SSD is almost instant compared to a 5200 drive, the lag will clear up. I've been doing crowded fates to try to lag out my PS3, haven't been able to do it yet. I'm pretty sure Bethe and Odin lag, but that's the server problem. If you're curious, I installed a 120GB SSD by Samsung. It was only 99 bucks.

Now as for the internet connection, you might have to allow certain ports to be open. Also some hardware firewalls have security features that don't work well with game consoles. So you might need to make exceptions. I wouldn't go this route until you replace the HDD, that's the real cause of the "lag".
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