How to Change FOV in Dead Rising 3

There currently is no official way of changing the FOV in Dead Rising 3, so here is the working temporary fix. This will mess around with the shadows, so they might look weird here and there, so this is only a temporary workaround until we get a proper fix from the developers or the community.

It might also affect the game negatively in some other areas, turning it off is no big hassle though.

To change the FOV in Dead Rising 3, follow these steps:
  1. Download and Install Flawless Widescreen (www.flawlesswidescreen.org)
  2. Point it to your Steam folder during the initial set up that shows up once you start the program.
  3. Select the Dead Rising 3 Plugin on the left column (Under the category “available plugins”, marked with “3.” on the screenshot below)
  4. Bump the FOV up as high as desired.ComparisionBefore:
    After (Multiplier set to 1.6):


    To disable the fix, uncheck “Fix enabled” or exit the program.

How to Fix Destiny Error Codes

You pop your freshly purchased Destiny disc into your console and you are met with funny Destiny error codes. Hassled players would go as for as calling these error codes the “Noah’s Ark of Errors” as you will see Error names such as Centipede, Chicken, Bee, Groundhog, Hare, Lion, Fly, Gopher, and Cattle. These appear after the notice “ATTENTION: Contacting Destiny Servers…” or “Lost connection to partner services.”

These Destiny error codes are usually related to connectivity issues, and a particular item you want to look at is NAT (network address translation). Your NAT will need to be configured correctly on your router. A Type 1 NAT (PlayStation) or an Open NAT Type (Xbox) is preferred.

Here are the detailed the steps you need to configure the proper NAT for your PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, courtesy of Portforward.com.

If you are still getting Destiny Error codes, feel free to drop a comment below.

How to Setup NAT and Static IP on the Xbox One

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Static IP Address for Xbox One

If you are having a difficult time joining chats or multiplayer matches on your Xbox One it may be due to your network having a Strict or Moderate NAT Type. To change your NAT Type from Strict or Moderate to Open you will need to assign a permanent IP address to your console and then forward some ports in your router. This guide should help you solve this common networking problem and get you back to enjoying your game.

Assigning a permanent IP address to your Xbox One ensures that your console always has the same internal IP address even after it is rebooted. Some routers allow you to manually assign an IP address, so you should check to see if that is an option in your router. If your router does not allow manual assignments, you can set up a static IP address in your Xbox One console.

Assign a Static IP Address to your Xbox One In Your Router

In your router, look for a way to manually assign an IP address. This process will differ depending on the specific router that you have. If you find this feature in your router, simply assign a permanent IP address to your Xbox One (in your router) and no changes are required in your Xbox One console. Your router will take care of always assigning your Xbox One the same internal IP address which will function the same as a static IP.

If you have a router that does not allow you to manually assign IP addresses, you will need to set up a static IP address within your Xbox One console. Follow these steps to assign an IP address in your router:

1.
You can try to permanently assign your Xbox One to the IP address that it is currently using. You can find the current IP address under advanced settings in the Xbox One Dashboard menu. To find the IP address, power up your Xbox One console and follow these steps:

  • Go to the home screen and push the menu button on the controller
  • Select Settings
xbox one dashboard settings
  • Select Network
xbox one settings network
  • Select Advanced settings
xbox one network settings advanced settings
  • In the IP settings section you should see the IP address listed. (See screenshot below.) Write down this number because you will need to enter it into your router later.
  • You should see Wired MAC address or Wireless MAC address listed under IP settings as well. The MAC address of your Xbox One console is a unique number and every console is assigned a different one from the factory. Write down the 12-digit address for the one that you are using (wired or wireless.)In your router, you will need to assign this MAC address to the IP address you have chosen (see step 2 for instructions.)
xbox one advanced settings ip address mac address

2.
Login to your router (through your computer) and permanently assign your Xbox One to the IP address you found in step 1. For help logging in to your router visit our login guides.

Here is an example of a router that allows you to manually assign IP addresses.

ASUS IP manually assign

In this Asus router, there is a box to type the IP address into and then a drop down menu for theMAC address. Use the numbers that you wrote down in step 1 of this guide. In this example, after typing in the addresses there is an “Add” button to click.

Some routers do not allow you to assign IP addresses within the DHCP range of the router (the range of addresses that your router automatically assigns to devices on your network.) If this is the case with your router, you will need to choose an IP address to assign that is outside the DHCP range of your router. See steps 2 through 4 of the following guide for help with choosing an IP address that is outside your router’s DHCP range.

3.
After you have assigned your Xbox One to a specific IP address, test the connection from your Xbox One Dashboard to make sure it is working. To test the connection:

  • From the Xbox One Dashboard, choose Settings
  • Select Network
  • Choose Test network connection
xbox one test connection with arrow
  • Wait while the test runs. It will check your connection to make sure your console is communicating with your network.
  • “It’s all good” should be displayed after the test is finished.

4.
Forwarding ports, or opening ports, in your router points all traffic coming in on certain ports to a specific internal IP address. To get an Open NAT Type, you will want to forward the following ports to the IP address of your Xbox One:

  • TCP: 53, 80, 3074
  • UDP: 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500

For help with port forwarding you can visit our router guides.

5.
After you have assigned a permanent IP address to your Xbox One console and forwarded the correct ports in your router, you can test your network connection. To test the connection from the Xbox One Dashboard:

  • Select Settings
  • Select Network
  • Choose Test network connection
  • Wait while the test runs.
  • The results of the test should tell you if your NAT Type is Open, Moderate, or Strict.
xbox one network settings open nat with arrow

Your network connection should now have an Open NAT Type. If your network status is set to NAT Type: Open, congratulations to you! This a common networking problem that can be quite difficult to solve. Good job making it through the guide and optimizing your network. Now you should be able to enter into more matches and chat with all of your gaming buddies. Now, go enjoy your game!

If you are not able to get an Open NAT Type, check to see that you have entered in the correct information. Double check the data that you entered for the IP address and MAC address.

If you are still having difficulty getting an Open NAT Type check to see that your network is set up properly. You may have more than one router on your network. To determine if there is more than one router on your network you can run our free Router Detector software. It is important to only have one router on your network otherwise it is difficult to configure your network without running into problems.

Set up a Static IP address in your Xbox One Console

If you have a router that does not allow you to manually assign internal IP addresses, follow these instructions to set up a static IP address in your Xbox One console:

1. Find out what IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings your Xbox One console is currently using. To find this info:

  • Go to the home screen and push the menu button on the controller
  • Select Settings
xbox one dashboard settings
  • Select Network
xbox one settings network
  • Select Advanced settings
xbox one network advanced settings
  • In the IP settings section, you should see the IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Primary DNS, Secondary DNS, and MAC address listed. (See screenshot below.) Write all of these numbers down, you will need to enter them in later.
xbox one settings network advanced settings ip settings

2. Next, login to your router (through your computer) and note the DHCP range your router uses. The DHCP range is the group of numbers that your router uses to assign internal IP addresses to devices on your network. For help logging in to your router visit our router guides and/or our guides on finding your router’s IP address.

Here is a screenshot of a Linksys router. The DHCP range is circled in red.

linksys dhcp range with circle

3. You will need to pick a number between 2 and 254 that is outside of your router’s DHCP range to assign to your Xbox One.

In the example above, this Linksys router uses the range 100-149 to assign IP addresses to devices on the internal network. I chose to assign my Xbox to 201. The IP address that I am going to assign to my Xbox is 192.168.1.201. (Be sure to use the first three numbers that are in your router’s IP address, also known as gateway.) Here are a few more examples for you:

  • If your router’s DHCP range is 200-254 you could choose a number between 2 and 50 to try.
  • If your router uses 50-200, you could try a number between 2 and 49.

4. To find out if this number is available ping the address using the Windows Command Prompt.

To open the Command Prompt:

  • Click on the Windows Start menu
  • Type cmd into the dialog box (in the Windows start menu)
start menu dialog box with circle
  • Then click on cmd.exe (which should be listed over the dialog box). A black window with white text should open.
start menu cmd.exe with circle

To check whether or not the IP address is available for you to assign:

  • Type ping
  • Hit the space bar
  • Then type in the IP address you want to check. Hit Enter.
cmd ping ip with circle

If you ping an address and do not receive a reply, then the IP address is available for you to assign. (See example above.) If you do receive a reply then that IP address is in use and you will have to try a different one. Below is an example showing an address that is already in use.

cmd ip ping busy with circle

5. Next, go to your Xbox One console to set the internal IP address to the number you have chosen.

  • From the home menu, select Settings
  • Select Network
  • Select Advanced settings
  • select IP settings
xbox one advanced settings ip settings
  • Select Manual
xbox one ip setting manual ip
  • Type in the IP address you have chosen and select Enter
xbox one ip settings manual ip address keyboard
  • Type in the subnet mask (usually 255.255.255.0). This should be one of the numbers that you wrote down at the beginning of this guide. Select Enter
  • Type in your gateway which is your router’s internal IP address and select Enter
  • Go back to the advanced settings screen
xbox one advanced settings dns settings
  • Choose DNS settings
xbox one change settings primary dns
  • Type in the Primary DNS address (from the list that you made in step 1) then select Enter
  • Type in the Secondary DNS address and select Enter
  • On the Advanced settings screen choose Save
xbox one advanced settings save

6.
Test your network connection. In the Xbox One Dashboard:

  • Go back to the Network settings screen, choose Test network connection
xbox one test connection with arrow
  • The test will run and check your network connection status. Wait while the test runs.
  • When the test is finished you should see the “It’s all good” message.

7.
Forwarding ports, or opening ports, in your router points all traffic coming in on certain ports to a specific internal IP address. To get an Open NAT Type, you will want to forward the following ports (in your router) to the IP address of your Xbox One:

  • TCP: 53, 80, 3074
  • UDP: 53, 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500

For help with port forwarding you can visit our port forwarding guides.

8.
After you have assigned a permanent IP address to your Xbox One console and forwarded the correct ports in your router, you can test your network connection. To test the connection from the Xbox One Dashboard:

  • Select Settings
  • Select Network
  • Choose Test network connection
  • Wait while the test runs.
  • The results of the test should tell you if your NAT Type is Open, Moderate, or Strict.
xbox one network settings open nat with arrow

Your network status should now be set to NAT Type: Open. If you have an Open NAT Type, congratulations to you! This a common networking problem that can be quite difficult to solve. Good job making it through the guide and optimizing your network. Now you should be able to enter into more matches and chat with all of your gaming buddies. Now, go enjoy your game!

If you are not able to get an Open NAT Type, check to see that you have entered in the correct information. Double check the data that you entered for the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS addresses.

How to Setup NAT and Static IP on the Xbox 360

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How to set up a static IP address on your Xbox 360

It is very important to setup a static IP address, if you are going to use port forwarding. When you set up port forwarding, your router forwards ports to an IP address that you specify. Without setting up a static IP address port forwarding will probably work when you initially set it up, but after restarting your Xbox 360 it may get a different IP address. When this happens the ports will no longer be forwarded to your Xbox 360’s IP address. So the port forwarding configuration will not work.

What is an IP address?
IP addresses are four sets of numbers separated by periods that allow computers to identify each other. Every computer has at least one IP address, and two devices should never have the same IP address. If they do, neither of them will be able to connect to the internet. There is a lot of information at the following link. You don’t need all of it. But if you want to know more about how networks work, you’ll find it there. For more information on IP addresses, subnets, and gateways gohere

Dynamic vs Static IPs Most routers assign dynamic IP addresses by default. They do this because dynamic IP address networks require no configuration. The end user can simply plug their computer or console in, and their network will work. When IP addresses are assigned dynamically, the router is the one that assigns them. Every time a computer or console reboots it asks the router for an IP address. The router then hands it an IP address that has not already been handed out to another computer or console. This is important to note. When you set your Xbox 360 to a static IP address, the router does not know that the Xbox 360 is using that IP address. So the very same IP address may be handed to another computer or console later, and that will prevent both devices from connecting to the internet. So when you asign a static IP addresses, it’s important to assign an IP address that will not be handed out to other devices by the dynamic IP address server. The dynamic IP address server is generally refered to as the dhcp server.

Setting up a static IP for your Xbox 360.Step 1:
Turn on your Xbox 360. You should now be at the following page.

Xbox 360 Home Screen

Step 2:
Use the right bumper on your controller to scroll over to the Settigns category heading. Make sure that your cursor is highliting System, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 System Settings Screen

Step 3:
Highlight Network Settings from the list, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 System Settings Menu

Step 4:
Choose either Wired Network or Wireless Network depending on weather you are connected wirelessly or wired directly. Choose the option with a check mark in the top right corner, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Network Type Menu

Step 5:
Highlight Configure Network, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Network Settigns Menu Highlighted Configure Network

Step 6:
Highlight the IP Settigns area, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Configure Network Screen

Step 7:
Highlight the Manual option, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Edit IP Settings Screen

Step 8:
Highlight the IP Address option, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Edit IP Settings Screen Highlighted IP Address

Step 9:
Enter the the IP address you want to use for your Xbox 360 into this page. It’s important to choose an IP address that not in your router’s dhcp range. You can check this by login in to your router and looking at it’s dhcp or LAN page. Alternatively you can just pick an IP address that is not close to the IP address your Xbox was previously using. For instance if your Xbox was using something like 192.168.1.2, then you would want the new IP address to be something like 192.168.1.200. If your Xbox was using something like 192.168.1.240, then you would want the new IP address to be something like 192.168.1.2. Only the last group of numbers on the IP address should change, and that group of numbers would range from 2 to 254. Please, don’t over think this just pick a number and go with it. I have just tried to provide some guidelines here so you can pick a better number. Once you are done entering the IP address press the Start/Done button.

Xbox 360 Enter IP Address

Step 10:
Highlight the Subnet Mask option on this page, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Edit IP Settings Screen Highlighted Subnet Mask

Step 11:
Enter the subnet mask of your network in to this page. The subnet mask for almost all home networks is 255.255.255.0. When you are finished push the Start/Done button.

Xbox 360 Enter Subnet Mask

Step 12:
Highlight the Gateway option on this page, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Edit IP Settings Screen Highlighted Gateway

Step 13:
Enter the IP address of your router into this page. Your router is your network’s gateway. Then push the Start/Done button.

Xbox 360 Enter Gateway IP Address

Step 14:
It is now time to test your Xbox LIVE Connection. Push the B button to get back to the Network Settings page. Then highlight the Test Xbox LIVE Connection option on this page, and then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Network Settigns Menu Highlighted Test Xbox LIVE Connection

Step 15:
You will be warned that testing your network connection will sign everyone out. Highlight Yes, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Test Xbox LIVE Connection Warning Message

Step 16:
Check to make sure that your Network, Internet, and Xbox LIVE statuses are connected. If any one of them is not then you have made an error in setting up the static IP address for your Xbox 360.

Xbox 360 Confirm Xbox LIVE Status

You may also have to specify the DNS servers your Xbox 360 will be using. This is usually required when your network’s router is not passing the DNS server information to the computers that have static IP address properly. First you need to find out what DNS servers your Xbox 360 should be set to. The easiest way to do this is to give your ISP a call. They will probably ask you why you need them. Tell them the truth, your Xbox 360 is requesting them. They should give you two IP addresses, one for the primary DNS server and one for the secondary DNS server. Once again get back to theConfigure Network screen of your Xbox 360 as shown below.
Highlight the DNS Settings area, and then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Configure Network Screen Highlighted DNS

Highlight the Primary DNS Server option, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Edit DNS Settings Screen

Highlight the Manual option, then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Edit DNS Settings Screen Highlighted Manual

Enter the primary DNS server address your ISP gave you on this page. Then push the Start/Done button.

Xbox 360 Primary DNS Server Screen

Now enter the secondary DNS server in to the secondary DNS server section in the same fashion.

When you are finished setting up your secondary DNS settings, highlight the Done option. Then push the A button.

Xbox 360 Edit DNS Settings Screen Highlighted Done

Navigate back to the Network Settings screen by using the B button, and test your Xbox LIVE Connection once more.

Xbox 360 Test Xbox LIVE Connection

Your Xbox 360’s Test Xbox LIVE results should be “Connected.” If it is not then you have made an error in setting up your IP address or DNS servers for your Xbox 360.

Xbox 360 Confirm Xbox LIVE Connection Status

 

How to Setup NAT and Static IP on the PS3

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Setting a Static IP Address on the Playstation 3

It is very important to setup a static ip address, if you are going to use port forwarding. When you have port forwarding setup, your router forwards ports to an ip address that you specify. Without setting up a static ip address port forwarding will probably work when you initially set it up, but after restarting your PS3 it may get a different ip address. When this happens the ports will no longer be forwarded to your PS3’s ip address. So the port forwarding configuration will not work.

What is an ip address?
IP addresses are four sets of numbers separated by periods that allow computers to identify each other. Every computer has at least one ip address, and two devices should never have the same ip address. If they do, neither of them will be able to connect to the internet. There is a lot of information at the following link. You don’t need all of it. But if you want to know more about how networks work, you’ll find it there. For more information on ip addresses, subnets, and gateways gohere

Dynamic vs Static IPs Most routers assign dynamic IP addresses by default. They do this because dynamic ip address networks require no configuration. The end user can simply plug their computer or console in, and their network will work. When ip addresses are assigned dynamically, the router is the one that assigns them. Every time a computer or console reboots it asks the router for an ip address. The router then hands it an ip address that has not already been handed out to another computer or console. This is important to note. When you set your PS3 to a static ip address, the router does not know that the PS3 is using that ip address. So the very same ip address may be handed to another computer or console later, and that will prevent both devices from connecting to the internet. So when you asign a static IP addresses, it’s important to assign an IP address that will not be handed out to other devices by the dynamic IP address server. The dynamic IP address server is generally refered to as the dhcp server.

Setting up a static ip for your PS3.

PS3_Static_IP_Settings.jpg

Step 1:
Turn on your PS3, and then navigate to the Settings option on the main menu.

PS3_Static_IP_Network_Settings.jpg

Step 2:
Move down this list to Network Settings. Network Settings should be at the very bottom of the list.

PS3_Static_IP_Internet_Connection_Settings.jpg

Step 3:
After you have selected Network Setting, move to the right and select Settings and Connection Status List in the list that comes up.

PS3_Static_IP_Settings_and_Connection_Status_List_Details.jpg

Step 4:
Write down the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Router displayed here. You will use same Subnet Mask, and Default Router down below. You will change the last octet of the IP Address and enter it below as well. More on how to do that later. Go ahead and go back to the Netowrk Settings menu.

PS3_Static_IP_Internet_Connection_Settings.jpg

Step 5:
After you have selected Network Setting, move to the right and select Internet Connection Settings in the list that comes up.

PS3_Static_IP_Internet_Connection_Settings_Prompt.jpg

Step 6:
An short message will pop up. Press Ok to move on.

PS3_Static_IP_Method_Custom.jpg

Step 7:
Select Custom for the setup method.

PS3_Static_IP_Wired_Wireless.jpg

Step 8:
On the next page select Wired or Wireless connection depending upon how your PS3 is connected to your network.

PS3_Static_IP_Manual_Settings.jpg

Step 9:
We are going to setup this connection manually so we can forward ports to your PS3. So select Manual Settings.

PS3_Static_IP_Speed_and_Duplex.jpg

Step 10:
Auto-Detect the speed and duplex settings.

PS3_Static_IP_Address_Settings.jpg

Step 11:
We are going select Manual Settings on the IP Address Setting page.

PS3_Static_IP_Setup.jpg

Step 12:
Enter the the ip address you want to use for your PS3 into this page. It’s important to choose an ip address that not in your router’s dhcp range. You can check this by login in to your router and looking at it’s dhcp or LAN page. Alternatively you can just pick an ip address that is not close to the ip address we found earlier. For instance if your PS3 was using something like 192.168.0.2, then you would want the new ip address to be something like 192.168.0.200. If your PS3 was using something like 192.168.0.240, then you would want the new ip address to be something like 192.168.0.2. Only the last group of numbers on the ip address should change, and that group of numbers would range from 2 to 254. Please, don’t over think this just pick a number and go with it. I have just tried to provide some guidelines here so you can pick a better number.

Enter the Default Gatway and Subnet Mask we wrote down earlier.

You will also have to specify the DNS servers your PS3 will be using. This is usually required when your network’s router is not passing the dns server information to the computers that have static ip address properly. First you need to find out what DNS servers your PS3 should be set to. The easiest way to do this is to give your ISP a call. They will probably ask you why you need them. Tell them the truth, your PS3 is requesting them. They should give you two ip addresses, one for the primary dns server and one for the secondary dns server.

PS3_Static_IP_MTU.jpg

Step 13:
Select Automatic for the MTU settings.

PS3_Static_IP_Proxy_Server.jpg

Step 14:
You should almost always select Do Not Use on the Proxy Server page. The only time you need to setup proxy server settings is when you connect through a proxy server. If you were doing that, you would have been given specific instructions from your isp on how to setup this section.

PS3_Static_IP_UPNP.jpg

Step 15:
Set the UPNP options to Disable. UPNP should be turned off so it doesn’t try to use it, instead of your port forwarding configuration.

PS3_Static_IP_Verify_Details.jpg

Step 16:
Your PS3’s IP Address should be Confirmed. If it is not then you have made an error in setting up the static ip address for your PS3.

PS3_Static_IP_Save_Complete.jpg

Step 17:
Your PS3 should save your settings. Select the Test Connection option on this page.

PS3_Static_IP_Test_Connection_Results.jpg

Step 18:
All of the tests should pass, except the UPNP test. We previously disabled it. If you have already forwarded ports, you should come back with a NAT Type 2.

How to Setup NAT and Static IP on the PS4

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Static IP Address for PS4

You may need to assign a permanent IP address to your PlayStation 4 in order to get a NAT Type 2 connection. Assigning a permanent IP address to your PlayStation 4 ensures that your console always has the same internal IP address even after it is rebooted. Some routers allow you to manually assign an IP address, so you should check to see if that is an option in your router. If your router does not allow manual assignments, you can set up a static IP address in your PlayStation 4 console.

This guide is divided in to two parts. You should follow it from top to bottom.

How to Manually Assign a Static IP Address to Your PS4 in Your Router

In your router, look for a way to manually assign an IP address. Not all routers support this. This process will differ depending on the specific router that you have. If you find this feature in your router, simply assign a permanent IP address to your PlayStation 4 (in your router) and no changes are required in your PS4 console. Your router will take care of always assigning your PS4 the same internal IP address which will function the same as a static IP.

If you have a router that does not allow you to manually assign IP addresses, you will need to set up a static IP address within your PS4 console.

Follow these steps to assign an IP address in your router:

1. You can try to permanently assign your PS4 to the IP address that it is currently using. To find the IP address, power up your PS4 console and follow these steps:

  • In the PlayStation 4 main menu select Settings

playstation 4 settings menu

  • Select Network

PlayStation 4 network menu

  • Select View Connection Status.

PlayStation 4 menu view connection status

  • You should see the IP address listed.

PlayStation 4 connection status ip address with circle

  • Write down the IP address and also the MAC address of your PS4. You should also write down your router’s IP address which is listed as Default Gateway.

2. Login to your router (through your computer) and permanently assign your PlayStation 4 to the IP address you found in step 1. For help logging in to your router visit our login guides.

Here is an example of a router that allows you to manually assign IP addresses.

ASUS IP manually assignIn this Asus router, there is a box to type the IP address into and then a drop down menu for theMAC address. Use the numbers that you wrote down in step 1 of this guide. In this example, after typing in the addresses there is an “Add” button to click.

Some routers do not allow you to assign IP addresses within the DHCP range of the router (the range of addresses that your router automatically assigns to devices on your network.) If this is the case with your router, you will need to choose an IP address to assign that is outside the DHCP range of your router. See steps 2 through 4 of the following guide (“How to set-up a static IP address in your PlayStation 4 console”) for help with choosing an IP address that is outside your router’s DHCP range.

3. After you have assigned your PlayStation 4 to a specific IP address, test the connection from your PS4 console to make sure it is working. To test the connection:

  • In the PS4 from the main menu, select Settings
  • Select Network
  • Select Test Internet Connection. Wait while the test runs.

PlayStation 4 test connection successful

  • When your connection is working properly you should see “Internet Connection Successful.”

4. Forwarding ports, or opening ports, in your router points all traffic coming in on certain ports to a specific internal IP address. To get a connection with NAT Type 2, you will want to forward the following ports to the IP address of your PS4:

  • TCP: 80, 443, 1935, 3478-3480
  • UDP: 3478-3479

For help with forwarding ports you can visit these port forwarding guides.

5. After you have assigned a permanent IP address to your PS4 console and forwarded the correct ports in your router, you can test your internet connection. To test the connection from the PS4 console:

  • In the PS4 main menu, select Settings
  • Select Network
  • Select Test Internet Connection. Wait while the test runs.

This a common networking problem that can be quite difficult to solve. Your connection should now be set at NAT Type 2. Good job making it through the guide and optimizing your network.

If you are not able to get a NAT Type 2 connection, check to see that you have entered in the correct information. Double check the data that you entered for the IP address and MAC address.

If you are still having difficulty getting a NAT Type 2 connection, check to see that your network is set up properly. You may have more than one router on your network. To determine if there is more than one router on your network you can run our free Router Detector software. It is important to only have one router on your network otherwise it is difficult to configure your network without running into problems.

How to Setup a Static IP Address in Your PS4

If you have a router that does not allow you to manually assign internal IP addresses, follow these instructions to set up a static IP address in your PlayStation 4 console:

1. Find out what IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS settings your PS4 console is currently using. To find this info:

  • In the PS4 main menu, select Settings

PlayStation 4 settings menu

  • Select Network

PlayStation 4 network settings menu

  • Select View Connection Status

PlayStation 4 view connection status

  • Write down your IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, primary DNS and secondary DNS settings. You will need to enter these numbers into your console later.

PlayStation 4 view connection status ip address subnet mask gateway, DNS settings2. Next, login to your router (through your computer).

  • To access your router, type your router’s IP address into your browser. You should be able to find your router’s IP address in the list of settings that you wrote down for step 1 of this guide. Your router is listed as your Default Gateway.
  • For help logging-in to your router visit our login guides.
  • Find the DHCP range your router uses. The DHCP range is the group of numbers that your router uses to assign internal IP addresses to devices on your network.

Here is a screenshot of a Linksys router. The DHCP range is circled in red.

linksys dhcp range with circle3. You will need to pick a number between 2 and 254 that is outside of your router’s DHCP range to assign to your PS4.

In the example above, this Linksys router uses the range 100-149 to assign IP addresses to devices on the internal network. I chose to assign my PS4 to 31. The IP address that I assigned to my PS4 is192.168.0.31. (Be sure to use the first three numbers that are in your router’s IP address, also known as gateway.) Here are a few more examples for you:

  • If your router’s DHCP range is 200-254 you could choose a number between 2 and 50 to try.
  • If your router uses 50-200, you could try a number between 2 and 49.

4. To find out if this number is available ping the address using the Windows Command Prompt.

To open the Command Prompt:

  • Click on the Windows Start menu
  • Type cmd into the dialog box (in the Windows start menu)

start menu dialog box with circle

  • Then click on cmd.exe (which should be listed over the dialog box). A black window with white text should open.

start menu cmd.exe with circleTo check whether or not the IP address is available for you to assign:

  • Type ping
  • Hit the space bar
  • Then type in the IP address you want to check. Hit Enter.

cmd prompt ping ip address availableIf you ping an address and do not receive a reply, then the IP address is available for you to assign. (See example above.) If you do receive a reply then that IP address is in use and you will have to try a different one. Below is an example showing an address that is already in use.

cmd ip ping busy with circle5. Next, go to your PS4 console to set the internal IP address to the number you have chosen.

  • From the main menu, choose Settings
  • select Network
  • select Set Up Internet Connection

PlayStation 4 set up internet connection

  • Choose Wifi or LAN Cable depending on how your local network is set up.

PlayStation 4 LAN

  • On the screen titled “How do you want to set up the Internet connection?,” choose Custom

PlayStation 4 custom internet connection

  • On the IP Address Settings screen, choose Manual

PlayStation 4 manual ip address

  • Select IP Address

PlayStation 4 ip address manual settings

  • Enter the number that you have chosen for the IP address. Select Done

PlayStation 4 ip address num pad

  • Select Subnet Mask. Enter the number from the list of settings you wrote down for step 1 of this guide. Select Done
  • Select Default Gateway, enter your router’s IP address. Select Done
  • Select Primary DNS, enter the number from the list you wrote down for step 1. Select Done
  • Select Secondary DNS, enter the number step 1. Select Done
  • Select Next

PlayStation 4 ip address next

  • On the MTU Settings screen, choose Automatic

PlayStation 4 mtu settings automatic

  • On the Proxy Server screen, choose Do Not Use

PlayStation 4 proxy server do not use

  • Select Test Internet Connection. Wait while the connection is tested.

playstation 4 test internet connection

  • Your PS4 should now have a static IP address. If you are having problems, make sure that you have entered in the correct information. To double check your numbers, from the main menu of your PS4, select Settings, Network, View Connection Status.

6. Forwarding ports, or opening ports, in your router points all traffic coming in on certain ports to a specific internal IP address. To get a connection with NAT Type 2, you will want to forward the following ports (in your router) to the IP address of your PS4:

  • TCP: 80, 443, 1935, 3478-3480
  • UDP: 3478-3479

7. After you have assigned a permanent IP address to your PS4 console and forwarded the correct ports in your router, you can test your network connection. To test the connection from the PS4:

  • In the main menu of your PS4, select Settings
  • Select Network
  • Select Test Internet Connection

PlayStation 4 test connection successful NAT Type 2Your console should now have a NAT Type 2 connection. This a common networking problem that can be quite difficult to solve. Good job making it through the guide and optimizing your network.

If you are not able to get a connection with NAT Type 2, check to see that you have entered in the correct information. Double check the data that you entered for the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, and DNS addresses.

How to find Destiny Pre-order Bonuses (PSN) – Vanguard Weapons, Emblem, Ghost Skin, Spaceship Skin

If you’re one of the thousands who pre-ordered Destiny looking forward to some awesome freebies, you’re probably scratching your head now trying to find Vanguard Weapons, Emblem, Ghost Skin, and Spaceship Skin among other bonuses.

Fortunately this is really easy to fix. Follow these steps:

  1. Exit game (via options menu on main screen)
  2. Go to settings > PSN > Restore licences
  3. Start game
  4. Go to tower

After this you should get a batch of e-mails with your freebies.

Bonus tip: If you’re getting the notice that you have to renew your Destiny pre-order and pay, you have two options: 1) Add funds, then buy
2) Set the “Automatically add funds to renew subscriptions or pay content pre-ordered” to YES (And probably you need to set also “Ask password to pay” to NO) and you can pre-order.

Did this work for you? Let us know in the comments section below!

Destiny Achievements and Trophies Guide – The Complete List

Here are all the achievements and trophies you can get in Destiny.

  • Change of Heart Reverse a decision you made in an upgrade grid
  • Ship Rite Rebuild a Jumpship Lucky 7s Attain a Grimoire score of 777
  • Decryptologist Decrypt 25 Engrams Use of Weapons Dismantle 50 pieces of armor or weapons
  • The Life Exotic Obtain and equip a piece of Exotic gear
  • A New Steed Obtain and equip a new personal vehicle Suited for War Have all armor and weapon slots equipped with Legendary or Exotic Gear
  • Bane of the Emperor Kill 25 Cabal with precision shots in 1 mission without dying
  • Bane of the Kell Kill 25 Fallen with precision shots in 1 mission without dying
  • Bane of the Dead Kill 25 Hive with precision shots in 1 mission without dying
  • Bane of the Machines Kill 25 Vex with precision shots in 1 mission without dying
  • Blink of an Eye Kill 5 enemies in 3 seconds
  • Valorous Earn the maximum weekly Vanguard score
  • Notorious Earn the maximum weekly Crucible score
  • Public Defender Earn the highest tier of completion in 10 public events
  • Finders Keepers Assist in capturing 50 capture points in Control
  • Relic Hunter Assist in capturing 20 capture points in Salvage
  • Hunter Killer Kill 100 Hunters in PvP
  • Giant Slayer Kill 100 Titans in PvP
  • Witch Hunt Kill 100 Warlocks in PvP Ask Questions Later Earn a first strike kill in PvP
  • Excessive Force Register 25 kills in PvP with heavy weapons Triple Play Kill a Hunter, Titan, and Warlock without dying in a PvP match
  • Raider Complete a Raid Raiding Party Complete a Raid with a full fireteam consisting of only your clan members
  • Epic Raider Complete a Raid on hard difficulty
  • Inspector Inspect another player
  • Vanguard Honor Attain a Vanguard Rank 3
  • A Friend Indeed Resurrect 5 fallen players
  • Rising Vanguard Complete a Strike
  • Strength of the Pack Complete a Strike with a full fireteam consisting of only your clan members
  • Flawless Striker Complete a Strike without anyone in your fireteam dying
  • Ghost Hunter Discover 50 dead ghosts
  • Dragon Slayer Kill a champion of the Dark
  • Hunter Mastery Fully upgrade a Hunter Subclass
  • Titan Mastery Fully upgrade a Titan Subclass
  • Warlock Mastery Fully upgrade a Warlock Subclass
  • Packing Heat Fully upgrade an Exotic weapon
  • Fully Weaponized Fully upgrade a Legendary weapon

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below!

How To Unlock Framerate in Dead Rising 3

If you feel you have an powerful-enough PC, here’s how to unlock the framerate and increase your FPS in Dead Rising 3. First navigate to the folder containing the deadrising3.exe. For windows 8/8.1 users this will likely be at C: Program Files (x86) Steam Steam Apps Common deadrising3, assuming that Steam is installed on your primary drive.

Once you’re in the folder simply click on an empty space within it, and then choose to place a new text document. (name the text file user.ini) Open up the text document and enter the following line, minus the quotation marks: “gmpcr_unlock_frame_rate = True”

Now simply save the file and exit. Boot up Dead Rising 3 and your frame-rate cap should have been removed, allowing you to potentially maintain 60FPS or more, depending on your computer’s specs. Keep in mind that Capcom have previous stated going above 30FPS may cause some problems.

How to Play Co-op in Dead Rising 3

Playing co-op in Dead Rising 3 is surprisingly easy. Here’s how:

  1. Start a new Campaign
  2. Play until you reach Rhonda’s Garage. Now u can invite your friend.
  3. Open the Steam interface menu, then click on your friend and click “invite”.

Note: You and your friend have to choose the same game mode. You can do this by pressing Esc in-game and change your mode.

Have fun!