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    krazyka85 is offline -Hacks Newbie
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    How To Block traffic from *.playstation.net on an Actiontec MI424 router (Verizon FIOS)

    Info: When this rule is created and enforced on your router, all traffic to sites ending in .playstation.net will be completely blocked. This way you can still have internet/LAN access on your PS3 but only block traffic from sony domains. The following router is one currently being installed to clients of Verizon FIOS internet.

    1. Log in to router: typically 192.168.1.1 with whatever your default username and password is.

    2. After logging in go to the "Parental Control" tab.

    3. In Step 1 of this screen select the correct IP you have assigned to your PS3 and hit Add. Note: Be sure to manually set up your network connection settings on your PS3 to make it a static IP address. Otherwise there is a chance DHCP will give your PS3 a different console making the rule invalid.

    4. In Step 2 of this screen check "Block the following Websites and Embedded Keywords within a Website" so it is enabled. Type in playstation.net in the website box. As an alternate you can even type in playstation in the "Embedded keyword within a Website:" box. Hit ADD. Under the schedule section check each one of the days of the week so they are all selected. Keep "Rule will be Active at the Scheduled Time" selected, Keep the start times default at 1am.

    5. Create a rule name and description (doesnt matter for reference only)

    6. Hit Apply to enforce the newly created rule.

    To Test if correct: Boot up PS3 and go to the "Whats New" tab. If you see a bunch of boxes with no content/logos and if clicked on if you get a (80028E02) error, then the rule is working correctly. To test to make sure all other traffice besides this is working correctly, open up the PS3 browser and go to google.com or even http://www.psxstore.com. It should load but once you reach a point where you are hitting the download button on something on there, you should get an error screen with a message from your router saying access denied to: and give the full URL of where it was trying to contact. This was actually the way I found out that the psxstore's links are direct links from the legit sony store coming from .playstation.net. I f you want to still use the psxstore and do not want to risk the traffic to and from .playstation.net I would suggest you use the site on your PC to download the packages and install them manually.

    Last but not least I would love to get feedback from anyone who knows more about blocking sonys traffic than what I have found thus far.

    Thanks Drizzt for the info and thanks to EVERYONE else who has contributed to the scene. Hopefully things pick up soon!
    http://drizzt-hacks.blogspot.com/201....html?spref=tw


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    ERIFNOMI is offline oops -Hacks Titan
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    Note that to block for a local IP address like you've done here you'll want to give your PS3 a static IP or set your router to always assign your PS3 the same IP (I found mine can do this which I think might be uncommon)

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    Thanks for the input ERIFNOMI. I added it to the original post to clarify.

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    You can also, since are already manually assigning an IP address; just assign your PS3 a bogus DNS server IP, and it won't work, but LAN will.

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    Yes that would work Powerslave but only if the user wants to completely shut off the internet on the console. The way I listed allows internet access on your console so you can still use the web browser, facebook, etc and still block those Sony dns queries listed by drizzt in his traffic analysis he did on the PS3. If users want to disable the internet completely but still have LAN capabilities for FTP etc, then Powerslave has the idea, put in bogus DNS numbers on the PS3. Thanks for the input Powerslave.

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    ERIFNOMI is offline oops -Hacks Titan
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    IF we can keep questions out of this thread I will link to it from the FAQ. Hopefully more people will find it that way.

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