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Using a PlayStation 3 in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can simply use a network cable or wireless LAN (WiFi) to connect your PlayStation 3 to your FRITZ!Box. The PlayStation can then access the Internet and be used as a playback device for multimedia contents such as photos, videos, or 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.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface. The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS

1 Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button.
  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 wireless LAN to connect the PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box:

Note:The PlayStation requires a wireless network adapter in order to establish wireless connections. 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 over wireless LAN

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 wireless network (SSID).

    Note:This guide contains information on determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings.

  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 via the FRITZ!Box. It can play multimedia contents 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 on the PlayStation website.

3 Playing multimedia contents from the FRITZ!Box media server

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

Setting up the FRITZ!Box as a Media Server

Playing multimedia contents

  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" icon under "Photo", "Music" or "Video".
    • Now the PlayStation displays all of the files available on the FRITZ!Box Media Server that can be played by the PlayStation.
  5. Select the file you would like 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 may cause problems with certain online games (for example FIFA 17) because other players from the Internet must be able to access it.

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

If the PlayStation shows "Type 3" as the NAT type, then 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:

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 in the FRITZ!Box that it requires:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Home Network Overview" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Connections" tab.
  4. Click the button (Edit) for the device you would like to configure.
  5. Enable the option "Permit independent port sharing".
  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 sharings manually:

  1. Set up static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box for the ports and IP protocols used by the PlayStation Network (PSN).
    • TCP ports: 80, 443, 3478, 3479, 3480, 5223, 8080
    • UDP ports: 3074, 3478, 3479, 3658
  2. If the online game uses other ports in addition to the ones required for the PlayStation Network, configure port sharing for those ports in the FRITZ!Box.
    • For example, FIFA 17, the football simulation game, requires the following port sharings:
      • TCP ports: 80, 443, 3659, 5223, 10000-10099, 42127
      • UDP ports: 3074, 3478-3479, 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.