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How to make a PS3 internet connection faster

Updated July 20, 2017

Routers and modems can sometimes slow the downloading speeds for PS3 game consoles if the proper ports are not open. To speed up downloads and increase connectivity, you will need to correct the wireless settings. Each router has a specific way to log into its settings guide but often can be accessed by typing in the IP address found on the router or in its manual.

Open a web browser and type in the IP address of the modem or router connected to the PS3.

Choose the security tab, and from the list that appears, remove the check mark for the option "Block Anonymous Internet Requests" and save the settings.

Select the "Applications and Gaming" tab. If not already on the "Port Range Forwarding" subsection, select it.

Insert the following precisely as listed. Under the "Application" column, name the first blank space "PS3Nat1." The start number should be 80 and the end number should be 80. Then, replace the "0" under "IP Address" for a "1" and select "enable."

Insert "PS3Nat2" under the second column of "Application" with the start and end number changed to 443. Again, replace the "0" under "IP Address" for a "1." Then select "enable."

Insert "PS3Nat3" under the second column of "Application" with the start and end number changed to 3478. Again, replace the "0" under "IP Address" for a "1." Then select "enable."

Insert "PS3Nat4" under the second column of "Application" with the start and end number changed to 3479. Again, replace the "0" under "IP Address" for a "1." Then select "enable."

Insert "PS3Nat5" under the second column of "Application" with the start and end number changed to 3658. Again, replace the "0" under "IP Address" for a "1." Then select "enable."

Insert "PS3Nat6" under the second column of "Application" with the start and end number changed to 5223. Again, replace the "0" under "IP Address" for a "1." Then select "enable."

Save the settings, and the Internet connection for the PS3 should be noticeably faster.

Tip

If using a wireless router for the PS3, the closer it is to the system, the better the connection will be.

Warning

Make sure all of the numbers are appropriately placed in the "Port Range Forward" menu or the modem/router may have to be reset. If the power is lost or the router is reset, the settings will have to be re-entered.

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