Hotblack wrote:I did get a new modem some months back. Got a billion BiPAC 7800N. Any idea what settings would improve the situation?
Awesome router - I have one of those too, rock solid for me. I would suggest you just put the IP of your playstation in the DMZ. In the configuration menus for the router go Advanced->Configuration->Virtual Server->DMZ and plug the IP address into the "Internal IP address" box and apply the changes.
You can test your internet connection from the playstation by going into Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Test
You are looking for everything to test ok and, ideally, get a NAT type 1 connection but type 2 should be ok.
You don't need a static IP to connect to the internet but if you are going to do what I have suggested above it would make it a lot easier. You can either set a static IP on the PS3 or just grab the MAC address of the PS3 and set up a static reservation on your router (Advanced->configuration->LAN->DHCP Server then look for the "fixed host" link on the page next to the apply button and fill in the boxes). Setting up a static IP on the PS3 does work, you just have to get all the bits right, the default router and DNS servers can just point at your router address - you can always cheat and look at the settings DHCP gave you but you will want to change the IP to something outside the DHCP range otherwise something else will get the same address and then your network will really be bad, you can find those by looking on the DHCP server page at the range start and range end boxes. Just change the last number in the set of four to something below the start range one.