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.