If your PlayStation 3 is operating slow, losing connection, or just not working right most of the time the chances are that you need to change some settings on your Internet router or firewall. Routers use NAT(Network Address Translation) to allow multiple devices to function behind the router as if they all have the public address that your ISP(Internet Service Provider) has provided to you. The PS3 requires various ports to be open to communicate with other users online as well as other ports to be opened to the PlayStation 3 for other games to function properly. Below I list these ports required for the PS3 to operate, ports required for certain games to operate, and followed by a brief explanation of what you need to look for in terms of configuring your router or firewall.

Please note that these ports are either going to be UDP(User Datagram Protocol) or TCP(Transmission Control Protocol) as specified below.

Ports Open For PS3
UDP: 3658, UDP: 3478-3479
TCP: 80, 443, 5223

Army of Two
UDP: 3658
TCP: 6000

Motor Storm
UDP: 3659-3660

Burnout Revenge
UDP: 3659, 9600-9699

Resistance Fall of Man
UDP: 9600-9699

Call of Duty 3
TCP: 3074
UDP: 3074

What To Look For On Your Router Or Firewall:
If you want to make this work for all games without every having to update things and you do not have other devices on your network that require port forwarding then you can set your PS3 IP as the DMZ IP on your router. If not look for the applications or port forwarding section on your router. Also look for anything related to NAT if you are unable to find the port forwarding section.


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37 Responses to “Firewall Settings for Playstation 3, PS3 Firewall Ports”
  1. Jeff says:

    China firewall is lame, use water to put out the fire of the wall but how do you get over the wall? – use Freedur.com to bypass it. You can bypass China Great Firewall and access youtube, facebook, blogger and all other sites which are blocked.

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  2. Pandora Battery says:

    Awesome post, you have answered many questions I have been search for the answer to!

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Pandora Battery,

    Glad the article helped.

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  3. Neal says:

    I know this post is years old but i’m having problems with the ps3 and watching videos over the network, sometimes the ps3 won’t even detect the videos and even when it does it disconnects while watching them half the time.

    Any suggestions?

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Neal,

    I don’t have any solid suggestions regarding watching video on the PS3. Where are the videos that you are trying to watch located? If the videos are on your local network then the firewall shouldn’t have anything to do with this. I would look into doing tests on your local network. Also if the PS3 connected to the network over a wireless connection I would try to run a cable to it or if the computer with videos on it is connected via wireless I would try to cable that as well. I would assume that your issue is related to your local network though as any form of video streaming should allow for network interruptions without stopping the video playback.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  4. nick says:

    Does the ps3 come with a firewall. I have a slim model and my dad says i need to install a firewall. What should I do?

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    alex Reply:

    Hello nick,

    The Playstation 3 does not come with a firewall. The firewall discussed in this article would typically be located on something like a Linksys WRT54G wireless router or something similar.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  5. Basin Taps  says:

    Playstation games are very good specially those racing games like Need For Speed*,.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Basin,

    PS3 rocks but personally I still like the Xbox 360 better. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  6. david says:

    can i install norton security directly onto ps3

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    alex Reply:

    Hello david,

    I am not aware of this being possible and in fact we don’t recommend people use Norton on their computers either because of the fact that it is so heavy and takes up so many resources on computers.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  7. Jacob says:

    i have battlefield bad company on my ps3 slim and every time i want to go online with that it always works. i also have uncharted 2 and whenever i try to go onlne with that it loads for about 5 minutes then it comes up with error syncing models… what can i do? my other friends all have it and it works perfectly for them
    please help

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Jacob,

    It likely depends on the type of firewall in front of the PS3. Have you forwarded the ports specified in the article above? The more details you can provide… the more likely we can help provide a solution.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  8. Willie says:

    I have COD black ops and am having a few problems with it. I want to play the game with a few friends. BUT when I try to invite my friends into my party it will not let them join. i have had other people join that are my friends but 2 of them can not join. We can play a match together if one of us is already in a pre-game lobby the other can join. Although we still then can not communicate on the mic to one another. He can either hear me and I can not hear him or I can hear him and he can not hear me. Also the same 2 friends I can not join there party if they invite me to it. I have tried to change my party to invite only, we have tried pretty much everything. Any help would be great. Also I am not Tech savvy so not sure if the right ports are open of even how to open them. Also I do know I have NAT type 2. THANKS

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Willie,

    You will need to configure the firewall, which may just be your wireless router or router, to pass those ports through. The information in the article provides information regarding this but the steps can be different depending on the firewall device. You may also need to look into your outbound static NAT port behavior, etc. If you have specific questions outside of the article you might try asking them on QD Engage but make sure you include what devices are on your network between your Xbox 360 and the Internet, what version of software running on the devices, and as many other details as you can regarding the devices and/or problem.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  9. Sam says:

    I put in these ports in the Firewall client Isa but I still can’t connect to the Playstation Network. I can connect to the internet using the PS3 Web browse. I’m using a wired connection and using a PS3 Slim. Is there a solution so I can connect to PSN? Do I need a firewall installed or such of the likes? And yes I’m using a proxy, I’ve put in the information in it as well.

    Thank’s in advance, hopefully you’ll be able to solve this problem, but I won’t get my hopes too high up.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Sam,

    I am not sure what the firewall client ISA is. Since you are connecting through a proxy things could be more difficult but regardless you need to forward specific ports on the firewall between you and the Internet. I would suggest attempting to make it work without the proxy first to see if you can even get that working. If you do then move on to configuring the proxy properly.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  10. davie says:

    Alex, i recently bought a new PC & connected my PS3 to it. Done all the tests and results were good with a high connection speed. Problem is i keep getting lobbed out of online games it says i`ve lost connection error code “8002ad23″. I have a wireless connection it worked fine on my old PC, could it be the firewall? Its so frustrating!!!!

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    alex Reply:

    Hello davie,

    I would try removing any devices between the PS3 and the Internet. Unfortunately it will be hard to assist in troubleshooting without being in front of the devices to understand how traffic flows from the PS3 to the Internet and to verify how each specific device, including the PS3, is configured. Once resolved we would love to hear what the resolution is.

    Thanks.
    alex

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    davie Reply:

    Alex my brother had a look at it and suggested turning my PC off. Connected PS3 online & co without any probs never lost connection so that seems to have done the trick. I have windows 7 and dont know if this may have been the problem my brother said it was. Thanks for replying to my earlier question. Have a nice 2011 when it comes,cheers.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello davie,

    Thanks so much for following up. We are glad to hear that you got your issue worked out! I would assume it is something that could be configured correctly on Windows 7 instead of being Windows 7 itself though again it is hard to say without being in front of it. What matters is you got it working! Have a great New Years as well!

    Thanks.
    alex

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  11. kmcy47 says:

    hey idk how old this is but i really need help, i got gran turismo for christmas and as soon as i put it in it said i could get update version 1.05 but it never downloads i always get error 8071023 or something similar to that, i have a belkin router with two other computers and my ps3 runnign on it and a wired connection to the router from the ps3, if you could tel me the best way to set up each one of these (the ps3 and the router) so that it will all work, i cant even get the 3.56 update for my ps3 because of this, idk what the problem is the ps3 is in the DMZ and everything, plz help me

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    alex Reply:

    Hello kmcy47,

    I have yet to need to do this as I rarely play my PS3 anymore however opening the below ports should do the trick according to others on the Internet.

    TCP/UDP: 5223, 3478, 3479, 3658

    Hope that helps.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  12. stuzam101 says:

    any ideas for fifa 11 on ps3 its say my firewall is restricted, how do i change this?????

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    alex Reply:

    Hello stuzam101,

    Port forward the below ports to your PS3 for Fifa 11 on PS3.

    TCP: 5223, 6000,
    UDP: 5223, 3478, 3479, 3658

    Thanks.
    alex

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    Stuzam101 Reply:

    Thanx Alex, but I’m obviously not as clever as you guys!! I don’t no where to find the option to make these changes, any advice would be greatly appreciated!!.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Stuzam101,

    Try googling your router’s name/model number and “how to port forward”.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  13. alex says:

    how can i play in a firewall online? I always lost the connection with other players when i play online in any game???

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    alex Reply:

    Hello alex,

    Playing “IN” firewalls is dangerous and we do not recommend attempting that. Now if you are looking to play games on a PS3 that is behind a firewall it is likely specific ports, which include the ones listed in the article above, to be opened up through the firewall to the IP address of the PS3.

    Again we recommend not playing *IN* firewalls but instead using them to secure your network and various other configurations. :)

    Thanks.
    allex

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  14. sean says:

    hi, im just askin about the port forwarding for fifa11. it asks me to choose a ‘COMMON SERVICE PORT’ with about 10 options eg-DNS,FTP,GOPHER, HTTP etc <<<??? which do i choose? thank you

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Sean,

    Please read the comments above… you will see the ports for FIFA 11. If the port is not located in the list you will either need to add the port or select other and type in the port manually depending on what type of router you are configuring.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  15. ScottySauce says:

    Hey Alex I’m all new to this and just got a PS3. My internet is enabled but I’m unable to get online or do anything until I get the update but it’s not working for me and just get an error code. I have talked to Sony and they said to contact my internet provider. They said it could be a firewall issue so how would I go about getting past this if I have a wireless connection? Is there some other setting I would use to get me in? Thanks for your help.

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    alex Reply:

    Hello ScottySauce,

    Unfortunately its hard to provide much advise in these scenarios as everyones setup is a bit different. I would suggest finding someone you know that might have some knowledge about personal wireless routers or something to assist.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  16. D_E says:

    hi, am having a problem playing Resistance 3, connecting with my friend for co-op & also mortal kombat

    i have made my router upnp enabled & put all the ports above

    my question: in my router there is port trigger (which has port forward) & port mapping , in port maping what am i sopposed to input, i have external port internal port internal host address external host address(this last i keep blank as i dont know about it) , is this option mandatory or not?
    2nd: are there any ports for the above games?
    3rd: when u say udp: 3478-3479 i should put those 2 with the minus symbol in 1 input space or should i put 3478 in start then 3479 in end?
    4rth: when u say 5223,3478-3479 u mean a single 5223 port like open it & end it not in joint with the range of 3478-3479 right?

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    alex Reply:

    Hello D_E,

    It all depends on the router itself. I think you are correct in leaving the external host empty. As for the multiple ports question… I would add an entry for each port unless your router specifically states that it can do a range of ports which is what I am noting there. Again it will all depend on the router itself and the router firmware version.

    Thanks.
    alex

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  17. Jamie says:

    My FIFA 12 says firewall is restricted and i cannot play any matches, could you lend a hand? well appreciated

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    alex Reply:

    Hello Jamie,

    According to EA’s website it looks like the following ports are required for FIFA 12 on the PS3.

    PS3 FIFA 12 Ports:
    UDP: 3074, 3659, 6000
    TCP: 80, 443, 10000-10099, 42127

    For anyone else that happens on this article and needs to know the EA FIFA 12 ports required for a PC they are listed below.
    PC FIFA 12 Ports:
    UDP: 9565, 9570, 9000-9999
    TCP: 9946, 9988, 42124, 10000-20000

    Thanks.
    alex

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