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Multicast + Windows Firewall

Postby Jagged » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:06 pm

I don't use the built-in Windows firewall, but I thought this might be useful for those who do and may be having issues with the PS3 seeing PS3 Media Server.
You can run the following from Windows XP and it should allow multicast UPNP (discovery) traffic, and port 5001 (PS3 -> PMS unicast traffic). I haven't tested this (as I said I don't use a firewall on my windows PC), but try them, and provide some feedback.

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C:\>netsh firewall add portopening protocol = UDP port = 1900 name = UPNP mode = enable scope = custom addresses =,LocalSubnet
C:\>netsh firewall add portopening protocol = TCP port = 5001 name = PMS mode = enable scope = subnet

(the first line may wrap, but it is just one line).

Obviously, this won't help if you are using a 3rd party firewall.
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