I'll start by saying that I know little about networking and less about PS3. However I have spent a LOT of time in the past week on forums like this trying to figure out how to install a media server, using an Airport Extreme router. So far I've learned that many, many people have trouble doing this. What I can't always tell is whether there is one set of issues to be resolved, or many. This is in part because posts aren't always clear about 1)The computer operating system used 2) The PS3 software version 3) Whether the P_S3 is connected via an ethernet port or wirelessly 4) what Airport software version. Add to this the fact that I have only a vague notion of port forcing and you can see why I hope that someone can help me thru my problem.
I am using OS X 10.6.1 and an Airport Extreme router with the following characteristics:
Menu Extra: 6.0 (600.22)
configd plug-in: 6.0 (600.27)
System Profiler: 6.0 (600.9)
Network Preference: 6.0 (600.22)
AirPort Utility: 5.4.2 (542.23)
IO80211 Family: 3.0 (300.20)
Card Type: AirPort Extreme (0x14E4, 0x87)
Firmware Version: Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (188.8.131.52)
Country Code: US
Supported PHY Modes: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Supported Channels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165
Current Network Information:
PHY Mode: 802.11n
Network Type: Infrastructure
Security: WPA2 Personal
Signal / Noise: -37 dBm / -94 dBm
Transmit Rate: 13
MCS Index: 1
I have without difficulty connected my new PS3 (Software version 3.0) wireless to my network. That is, I can access settings on the PS menu and the browser there works. However, like so many others, I cannot get PS3 Media Server to see my PS3. Since I can use Boot Camp and boot in Windows XP and have the same problem, I ASSUME that my problem lies in the fact that the routher is not UnP capable.
My question is can I connect wirelessly to a media server, and if so, how? Step by Step instructions, in the most detail possible, would be GREATLY appreciated.