If you connect your PS3 game system to your Home Network (either wired or wireless) using a Home Gateway Router (see the post “connecting an XBOX 360 to a Home Network” to get an idea of how to connect your PS3 as well), then there might be some problems with connecting to the PLAYSTATION®Network servers.
The PLAYSTATION®Network can be used to play Online Games with other PS3 users, shop from the Playstation Store, use messaging features and communicate with friends, browse the Internet etc. The Security features and embedded firewall functionality of the Home Internet Router may block communication of the PS3 with the Playstation Internet Servers.
To enable full communication of your PS3 system with the PLAYSTATION®Network you must manually open the following ports on your Home Internet Router:
- TCP: 80, 443, 5223
- UDP: 3478, 3479, 3658
The easiest way to open all necessary ports is to use the UPnP feature of the PS3, provided that your Home Router is UPnP compatible. With the UPnP feature, the PS3 system dynamically requests all necessary ports from the Home Router to be opened when needed. Therefore, no manual port configuration is necessary on the firewall of your Home Gateway Router.