I finally fixed that little issue I had with my infracture mode and Router...
Anyways, here's a little something to do that will help those Wifi Net Host users that would love to upgrade there connectivity to increase the quality of the streaming data (AKA faster streaming)
Ok, it's called 'Port Forwarding'... Port forwarding (sometimes also referred to as tunneling) is the act of forwarding a network port from one machine to another.
This basically is saying: "We're opening the TCP Port #7513 ONLY if the local machine's IP address matches that of the one we will configure to slightly decrease the streaming period"
Usually (If I'm not mistaken) if you do not have this port forwarded properly and correctly, the PSP first 'asks' the network for a specific port, the network checks to see if it is open, if so, then the PSP will attempt to connect to that port. That is where Anti-Virus programs come in... They either stop (totally stupid) or alert you and taek your input (the bomb!). Once allowed past the anti-virus (or it silently slips by ;) ) it then carries on with its regular routines and can view shared files and anything else the network supports.
With this however, your basically 'manually' allowing a specific machine on the local network auto-matic bypass of the 'asking for the port on the network' step in the connection process. Anti-Virus Programs still abide.
Anyway, here is a tutorial for Port Forwarding the PSP for Net Host on a Linksys Wireless Router:
You'll probably notice a little faster connection time, a little bit better streaming quality, pretty fast image loading (a 375kb BMP took 5 seconds before, only took 3 now :humped: )
- Test the connection that your local computer's HDD is on, on your PSP.
- Once connected/displaying the information, look at the line named: "IP Address: 192.168.x.x" where 'x' is a port number.
- Either write that entire 4-grouped numbers together or just leave your PSP displaying the information.
- Also note the 'Default Router: 192.168.x.x", this is your routers 'web address' for those 'non-computer' experts.
- Now, go to a local computer, can be remote if you allowed it, and open up a web browser.
- Type in your routers 'web address' that we had found above.
- If you set a different password, enter any username and your designated password. If not, then the defualt password is "admin" without the quotes.
- Once in your linksys routers settings, go to the 'Applications & Gaming' tab.
- Now, find an open slot in the Port Forwarding table.
- Enter in a name for what the Port Forwarding is for (ex: "Net Host PSP").
- Under the 'Start' coloumn of your chosen slot, put in the number: 7513
- Do the above with the above, but with the 'End' coloumn.
- Under the Protocol coloumn and in your chosen slot, chose the TCP protocol.
- Now, were almost done... We're in the IP Address coloumn.. This is important... This is the address being checked whether or not the machine connecting is allowed access to our 7513 port we declared earlier.
- So, set this number to your 'IP Address' that we had recieved from 'Testing our Connection' from a while ago. (mine was: 192.168.1.100, so i set the IP Address to: 192.168.1.100)
- Now, jsut check the 'Enable' box.
- Save settings and re-connect to your network...
I MIGHT post more tutorials up for different routers, but seeing as how I only have linksys routers, I have no need ;)
Hope this helps somebody and this doesnt hurt at all, just so ya' know!