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FRITZ!Box 7582 Service

Using a PlayStation 3 in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can easily connect your PlayStation 3 to the FRITZ!Box using a network cable or Wi-Fi. The PlayStation can then access the internet and be used as a playback device for multimedia content such as photos, videos, and music.

Note:Here we show you how to connect a PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box using Sony PlayStation 3 (system software 3.61) as an example.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

In the factory settings, the FRITZ!Box automatically assigns the correct IP settings to all devices via DHCP. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, re-enable it:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button. If the button is not displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  5. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

    Note:The FRITZ!Box has the IP address 192.168.178.1 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Connecting the PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box

Use a network cable or Wi-Fi to connect the PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box:

Note:For Wi-Fi connections, the PlayStation requires a wireless network adapter. Older PlayStation 3 models were not standardly equipped with one.

Connecting the PlayStation using a network cable

  1. Use a network cable to connect the PlayStation to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Select "Settings" in the XMB menu (XrossMediaBar) of the PlayStation.
  3. "Network Settings" > "Internet Connection Settings"
  4. Confirm the message "If you perform Internet connection settings, the system will be disconnected. Do you want to continue?" with "Yes".
  5. Select "Easy".
    • Now the system checks your network configuration and displays it.
  6. Save the settings list.

Connecting the PlayStation via Wi-Fi

Important:Make sure that no network cable is connected to the PlayStation.

  1. Select "Settings" in the XMB menu (XrossMediaBar) of the PlayStation.
  2. "Network Settings" > "Internet Connection Settings"
  3. Confirm the message "If you perform Internet connection settings, the system will be disconnected. Do you want to continue?" with "Yes".
  4. "Easy" > "Wireless" > "Scan"
    • Now the PlayStation displays a list of the wireless access points within its range.
  5. Select the name of the FRITZ!Box's Wi-Fi network (SSID).

    Note:You can find information on determining the Wi-Fi settings in this guide.

  6. Select "WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK" as the security method.
  7. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key in the "WPA Key" field and confirm the entry.
    • Now the system checks your network configuration and displays it.
  8. Save the settings list.

Now the PlayStation is connected to the internet through the FRITZ!Box and can play multimedia content from the FRITZ!Box media server and other DLNA-compatible (Digital Living Network Alliance) media servers in the home network (for example computers with the Windows Media Player).

Note:Refer to Sony for further information on how to set it up, for example see the PlayStation website.

3 Playing multimedia content from the FRITZ!Box media server

The following steps are only necessary if you want to use the PlayStation to play multimedia content from a USB storage device connected to the FRITZ!Box:

Setting up the FRITZ!Box as a media server

  1. Set up the FRITZ!Box as a media server.

Playing multimedia content

  1. Select "Settings" in the XMB menu (XrossMediaBar) of the PlayStation.
  2. "Network Settings" > "Media Server Connection"
  3. Select "Enable".
  4. Select the "AVM FRITZ!Mediaserver" symbol under "Photo", "Music" or "Video".
    • Now the PlayStation displays all of the files on the FRITZ!Box media server that can be played by the PlayStation.
  5. Select the file you want to play.

4 Setting up port sharing for online games

By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall protects all of the devices in the home network from incoming connections and unwanted data from the internet. However, this can cause problems with some online games (for example FIFA) because they must be accessible to other players from the internet.

If the PlayStation shows "NAT Type 2" under "Settings > Network > View Connection Status", the FRITZ!Box and PlayStation are already correctly configured.

If the PlayStation shows "Type 3" as the NAT type, some of the services or data required by the PlayStation are being blocked; this is usually because port sharing was not configured. In this case, adjust the FRITZ!Box settings:

Important:To be fully accessible from the internet, the FRITZ!Box requires a public IPv4 address.

Setting up automatic port sharing

Set up the FRITZ!Box for automatic port sharing so that the PlayStation itself can open all of the ports it requires in the FRITZ!Box:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Connections" tab.
  4. Click the (Edit) button next to the device you want to configure.
  5. Enable the option "Permit independent port sharing for this device".
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Setting up static port sharing

If you still cannot connect to online games or the connection drops, configure the required port sharing settings manually:

  1. Set up static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box for the ports and IP protocols used by PlayStation Network (PSN) (source: PlayStation user manual):
    • TCP ports: 80, 443, 3478-3480, 5223, 8080
    • UDP ports: 3478-3479, 3658
  2. If the online game uses other ports in addition to the ones required for PlayStation Network, configure port sharings for those ports in the FRITZ!Box. For example, FIFA 19, the football simulation game, requires the following additional port sharings (source: EA help):
    • TCP ports: 3659, 5223, 10000-10099, 42127
    • UDP ports: 3074, 3658-3659, 5223, 6000

    Note:With just a few clicks in the internet you can find lists of ports used by other games such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, Starcraft & Co., for example at www.portforward.com.

Now the FRITZ!Box is fully configured for incoming and outgoing internet connections. If you still experience problems when playing individual online games or the PlayStation still displays "Type 3" as the NAT type, the FRITZ!Box may not have obtained a public IPv4 address from your internet service provider.