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Master Geek

# 21778 6-May-2008 18:38
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I tried to play gta4 online last night but every time i ticked the box to enter a game a network connection lost message and it took me back to the main game. When downloading updates etc i don't get this problem.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I am hanging out to go out deathmatching!!

My modem is a d link DSL 302 G and the wirelss router is a netgear  WGR 614 v6.

I think i have set it up so that the ip nos are set by the modem and the netgear just runs through as a wireless access point.

I switched off SSID broadcasting last night after looking up a PS3 forum but it hasn't made a difference.

I have a 60GB PS3.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 128907 6-May-2008 19:55

be sure that your network is simple design to ease troubleshooting, two "routers" is complex situation for a home, it is simpler to have one router (dlink/ADSL modem) and a wireless bridge (plug into LAN port, leave WAN port empty). one DHCP server only (disable the netgear DHCP server), have only one subnet and not a seperate wireless and physical. does a laptop play games on the wireless ok? you should plug an ethernet cable in for a better ping anyway ;-)

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Master Geek

  # 128943 6-May-2008 21:10
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i'm having similar issues.

except half the time i cant even connect to the network (or ee the SSID). I've specified a static IP, forwarded ports etc as per

i have a linksys WAG54gp2 and the ps3 static ip is do i need to do anything regarding DNS or DHCP? i get the error 8002000a all the time (which, according to google/ps3 forums means "out of range".

it worked fine first time, then doesnt work at all. Downloading 2.30 onto my PC then upgrading the firmware, but that shouldnt make any difference as far as local networking, should it?

Is it possible i have a dud PS3 and should need to take it back? or am i just a total network n00b?


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Master Geek

  # 129834 10-May-2008 11:31
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My network is set up with dchp from the d link modem and the netgear acting as wireless access point only. I managed to lose all internet for a couple of days as i deleted a Napt rule on the modem and had to reset every thing (then spent a night trying to work out why the wireless was on local not internet unitl i found i put the cable in the wrong socket on the back!!)

Basically if you do a connection test on the ps3 and it comes back as NAT3 then you will have problems. You need to forward some of the ports of your modem to get to NAT2. has the info. I haven't manaed to sort it all out yet. The Dlink isn't the easiest to add rules and static ips to. (keeps deleting the rules) but I have a free day from the kids tomorrow to play about with. GTA4 online looks like it could be idela for a quick 30min pick up and play

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Ultimate Geek

  # 129864 10-May-2008 14:20

once you've put the port forwarding rules in the modem you need to 'save and reboot' found under the tools -> system menu *I think* :-)

GTA4 online is AWESOME!!! GTA Race, Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch seem to be the most popular game types.

testing123: try using a network cable first, that way you will know if your network configuration or wireless is at fault (plus you get less lag on a cable)

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