I have a modified Game Data file that I'm trying to transfer to a friend over the internet.
Problem is, whenever I attempt to connect online using Hamachi, both PS3s time out and say that the cable might not be plugged in correctly. I have successfully transferred the Game Data using Data Transfer Utility to my own OFW PS3 from a CFW, so I know that the firmware is not an issue.
Also, Data Transfer via VPN has been proven to work, multiple times.
I've been trying to Data Transfer using the below methods for a few hours, and I still don't know what the issue is. I have tried pinging my friend multiple times, but I just get an error saying the "host is unreachable" or "Request timed out". I'm not about to go turn my firewall, I'm no idiot... How do I allow his/my IP address to ping/recieve/send data? I think this may be the case.
I just went into the Hamachi Adapter settings via Network and Sharing on windows 8, and disabled IPv6, and changed IPv4 settings to allow NetBIOS over TCP/IP. Might this fix the problem?
Tutorial 1 - Things you'll need
-ps3 with fw 3.41, 3.50 within your region.
-laptop/desktop with an ethernet port
-modern time PC.(not windows 2000 or below.)
-Able to connect to the internet.
(to check your region check the mw2 case/CD.)
Connect your desktop/laptop to your ps3 via the ethernet cable.
Go to network settings. (Right click the computer icon on the taskbar, and click network settings. Or Start--> Control Panel--> Network Connections.
While there, make sure all internet connection sharing connections are off. To do so, right click the connection, click properties, then click the advanced tab, and uncheck"Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection." You are ready to bridge.
There are different ways to bridge, but i'm going to show you the main way. select the two connections to bridge"hamachi, and local." Read the steps below on how to setup your hamachi. When the 2 are selected, right click-->bridge connections. They should now be bridged. From there you should see a "network bridge 1" local area connection, and hamachi. Right click local area connection and click"remove from network bridge. Then do the same with hamachi. Leave the network bridge connection there.
From here, go to your ps3 and go to network settings-->internet connection--> disable, then within 10 seconds re-enable it. from there, go to internet connection settings, select wired and do everything normally. DONT TEST IT. When your done, go back to your PC.(media servers may effect this)
Now that were here, it is time to setup hamachi. Click turn on button. It is a big square in the top left hand corner. When it is finished, click the network tab, then create a network.
Create a network ID that is easy to remember but not used. Make the password as simple as 1234.
Now Your friend/partner should now be-able to connect to your new hamachi server. (VPN) When they do connect, right click there name, and click ping. If you get request timed out, disable your firewall. Both windows, and your private firewall.
OR make exceptions for hamachi, and the IP of your partner. If this still doesn't work, right click local connection-->properties-->general tab--> scroll down on the box and double click internet protocall TCP/IP-->advanced-->WINS tab--> enable net bios. If it is enabled, disable it. Still can't connect? It might be your connection, or your friend.
After ping was successful, Go back to your PS3 and go to system settings-->data transfer utility--> then you will be the responder depending on what your doing. If your sending the patch, click #1. If your receiving click #2. Now wait. It can take up to 5 minutes for the connection to start, depending on how far apart you are/your ping. After time has passed, and nothing happens, go back to your PC and right click ping in your partner. If you get the correct reply, with a LOW ping, Wait awhile longer. If request times out, read above.
How to disable firewall? Go to start-->control panel-->security center-->turn windows firewall off. For your private firewall, contact your computer admin, or do it yourself if you know how. How long will this take? Depends. If you can do this fast enough, with a fairly good ping, around 30mins. How do I test my own ping? start-->run-->type in "cmd" --> then type in ping "your hamachi IP address here" Without the quotes. When your finished transferring, you may delete the network bridge. When re-transferring, follow the same steps above. Also it's advised to turn your firewall's back on once finished.
Tutorial 2 - PC with 2 Ethernet ports or wireless/Ethernet.
PS3 on 3.50 another person with 3.41 ps3 located ANYWHERE in your ps3 region.
Run an Ethernet cable between PC and ps3 to make a connection.
Download Hamachi to make a virtual LAN between your PC and your friends PC.
Hamachi: Is a zero-configuration virtual private network (VPN) shareware application capable of establishing direct links between computers that are behind NAT firewalls without requiring reconfiguration (in most cases); in other words, it establishes a connection over the Internet that emulates the connection that would exist if the computers were connected over a local area network.
Then bridge the connection between the ps3-PC and the Hamachi LAN.
Get your friend to connect the other PC to the Hamachi LAN and repeat.
Lets get transferring data from across the country
Trial and error should perfect the time you are able to complete this.
This has beent tested and working. Please NOTE that they have to be in your REGION...