PS3 Remote Play woes continue.

I spent some more time earlier today attempting some voodoo to get Remote Play to work correctly, and while I am almost there, I have not found the right settings to get this feature working correctly. The main trouble point is that my PS3 decides to turn itself on, which in turn means that it will eventually turn itself off if a PSP does not establish Remote Play connectivity within a short period of time. Of course, if I am not initiating the connection, then the time out will occur, and the PS3 will turn off the ability to Remote Play via the internet.

I have attempted almost every conceivable combination of router settings, such as UPnP:

*If the router in use supports UPnP, enable the router’s UPnP function.

*If the router in use does not support UPnP, you must set the router’s port forwarding to allow communication to the PS3™ system from the Internet. The port number that is used by remote play is TCP: 9293. For information about setting this option, refer to the instructions supplied with the router.

I have also set up a static IP address, port forwarding, and then some. You name it, I have tried it. DMZ, VPN, DHCP. Nothing seems to stop the PS3 from receiving random garbage pings or packets or what not, which turns my PS3 on, and ultimately disables internet Remote Play capabilities.

Of all the topics, threads, and sites I have researched, this “unofficial” Remote Play setup thread has the best general info. Linksys WRT54GSV4 port forwarding settings for a whole slew of games can be found at the portforward.com.

What it all comes down to is that I think I am now at the point where I need to admit defeat. My router is just not compatible with the PS3’s Remote Play capabilities. Bummer, but time to move along.

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3 thoughts on “PS3 Remote Play woes continue.”

  1. I’ve had problems with my Remote Play and have really tried to get it going the past 3 days. First i noticed that my router has Upnp — but my PS3 was not recognising this. I did a Network Test on the PC and that showed that Upnp was not available. I checked the Router settings and that showed that Upnp was enabled – which i found strange as two sources had shown that it was not available. I then went ahead and set the Port Forwarding of 9293 to go to 9293 as i had read that this is a common fix – this never worked and actually Stopped me from connecting to the PS3 via the PSP using my Home Network (acccessed via the Internet not Private Network (i was still able to access via private network). After three days of trying to fix it – i turned the Upnp setting off and gave the PS3 a static IP and left the Port Forwarding as i had it – with the 9293 being forwarded to 9293. This Fixed It!!!!! So if anyone has had errors with their Upnp – i would recommend disabling it and then using the Port Forwarding section in the Router Settings to allow port 9293. Good Luck guys!

  2. I’ve been playing with it just recently. My main problem was that the remote end I connected to with the psp was transparently proxying and blocking all other traffic. Doing the PSN connection test proved this, as it failed yet I could still browse the web.

    Trying to remote play caused the ps3 to turn on (I monitored it remotely using ping) but then couldn’t connect due to the access limitations of the psp. The ps3 would then turn itself off an hour later.

    Succeeding the connection test on both the ps3 and the psp is a must to get this going. After that port forwarding to tcp 9293 did the trick.

    I can confirm that a VPN does not work, I think due to the different IP ranges. Remote play seems to require the same IP range when connecting to a “private network” … though my tests were done before succeeding the PSN network test so maybe this will work now … I’ll post back if it does. Theoretically it should work.

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