[How To] Boot Games Off Network (SMB) With Playstation 2 (PS2) Using OpenPS2Loader (A Novice Guide)


Note: This tutorial shows networking steps for Windows XP and Windows 7. Why no Vista love? Because Windows 7 is better, and I ask you to consider ditching Vista for 7. Thank you. – Versatile

Revisions:

3-15-10:  Initial release. Expect revisions all year round guaranteed.

8-9-10: Added more information/clarifications to the router method.

6-24-12: Fixed video links.

10-6-12: Fixed video tutorial links.


Introduction:

The Playstation 2 (Fat or Slim) is a great console to have fun with. In fact, did you know that if you have a FAT PS2 (With the ethernet adapter), or a Slim PS2, that you can share PS2 games stored on the PC hard drive through the SMB network, and have the PS2 recognize it through Ethernet?

Sorry, did I lose you?  Let me paint an easier picture to understand:

1) You rip a PS2 game to your computer’s hard drive.

2) You setup the appropriate network information and share the correct PS2 folder that has your PS2 game data.

3) You boot the Playstation 2 console, and load homebrew program OpenPS2Loader.

4) OpenPS2Loader will start the network connection and it will automatically see your shared game folder on the PC. You select a game, and play!

Why do we want to do this:

The reason we want to load games off the Ethernet is because it is for sure 110% faster than playing games off the USB interface.  Furthermore, you are saving your laser. No longer do you have to insert a game disc into the PS2 and stressing your laser. Now you can use homebrew program OpenPS2Loader to start the network connection.

How do I get started?

My tutorial is based on the premise that you have an exploited memory card, and that Free McBoot is installed with the OpenPS2Loader program on it.  Lost? Don’t worry, follow the steps below:

1) Go to this link and watch the video, download the files.  This tutorial shows you how to install Free McBoot and create an exploited memory card.

[How To] Install Free McBoot on Slim Playstation 2

2)  Now watch this video, download the files. This tutorial shows you how to install OpenPS2Loader onto your memory card.

OpenPS2Loader Video

3) Now you need a cross over cable or a router with two ethernet cables.

4) Rip some PS2 games to a USB hard drive or to a folder on your computer. Read more about this process here.

Now read the tutorials below for your specific operating system, and whether or not you have a cross over cable or a router system.


Instructions (PC Section):

Go to the designated section below for Windows XP or Windows 7, crossover cable or router setup. After you get your Windows networking part of it setup, please jump to the next section about the OpenPS2Loader network settings to be set in the memory card.

Windows XP – Crossover Cable Setup

1) Ensure that Simple File Sharing is enabled (it should be on by default). To check do this:  My computer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> View tab.

Scroll down in the window and make sure that “Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended)” is ticked. Press OK.

2)  We need to setup a shared folder.  Right click on the folder you want to share (or Partition drive), and go to “Sharing and Security”.

3) In “Network Sharing and Security”, place  a mark in the box for “Share this folder on the network”, then give the share name “PS2SMB”, which is the default name. Press OK.  See screenshot below.

4) Now we need to setup your network settings. Go to control panel, right click your Local Area Connection, and go to Properties.  Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and go to Properties. Set it up like below and press OK.

PC section is done. Go to PS2 section.

Windows XP – Router Setup

Do not need to give your computer a static IP address.  Computer portion is done. Make sure you have an ethernet cord connected between router and PC, and another ethernet cord between router and PS2.  Please go to the PS2 section.

Windows 7 – Crossover Cable Setup

Sharing in Windows 7 is enabled by default.

1)  We need to setup a shared folder.  Right click on the folder you want to share (or Partition drive), and go to “Properties”, and then “Sharing Tab”.

2) Click on “Advanced Sharing”.  Click on “Share this folder”.

3)  Give share name of “PS2SMB”. Click OK.  Below is a screenshot of this process:

4)  Now click on “Network and Sharing Center”. It is the blue link as shown in the picture above.  Under the Public profile, please configure it as shown in the screenshot below:

Click save changes.

5) Now it’s time to setup the IP address. Go to control panel, to the network and sharing center. Click on “Change adapter settings”. Right click on Local Area Connection and go to properties.

6) Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and go to properties. Setup the settings as shown in screenshot below:

Press OK. PC section is now done. Go to PS2 section.

Windows 7 – Router Setup

Do not need to give your computer a static IP address.  Computer portion is done. Make sure you have an ethernet cord connected between router and PC, and another ethernet cord between router and PS2.  Please go to the PS2 section.


PS2 Section

Launch OpenPS2Loader. Go to the network settings and you want it to look like the settings below:

- PS2 –

IP: 192.168.0.10

MASK: 255.255.255.0

GW: 192.168.0.1

- PC -

IP: 192.168.0.2 (If using crossover cable, your static IP address of PC is 192.168.0.2. If using router method, then make sure the PC ip address matches what your router assigns your PC).

PORT: 445

SHARE NAME: PS2SMB

NOTE (added 8-9-10):  If your router has an ip address such as 192.168.1.1, then this is how your parameters will change:

- PS2 -

IP: 192.168.1.10

MASK: 255.255.255.0

GW: 192.168.1.1

- PC -

IP: 192.168.1.2 (If using crossover cable, your static IP address of PC is 192.168.1.2. If using router method, then make sure the PC ip address matches what your router assigns your PC).

PORT: 445

SHARE NAME: PS2SMB

You can leave network startup parameters on or off. My preference is off.  Click OK.

Now go to “Network Games”, and start the countdown.  If everything is working correctly, you will see your list of games and now you can play! Can you say success?!

Video Tutorial

Too lazy to read?  Want to see a video to make sure you are doing this right?  Watch the video tutorial below:

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  1. hey mr versatile
    i had gone through the site
    i found many cables , the price was $1 but shipping charges were $32 , as i m an student i can’t afford that
    so please i want to know that i have a simple cable that is connected to modem for LAN.

    i heard that we can make crossover cable out of it

    i tried but no progress is there

    i have
    1. orange wire
    2.blue wire
    3. white wire with orange stripe
    4. white wire with blue stripe

    i need to know that can i make it a crossover cable?????

  2. “If using router method, then make sure the PC ip address matches what your router assigns your PC).”

    what method do you use to find out your ip address?
    i typed “ipconfig” in cmd but dunno which one is the proper one.. ipv4 address or default gateway?

  3. This is a great tutorail it explains exactly how to do this with my ps2 do you know how to do this with the ps3?

  4. hey versatile it is not working for me , when i connect my PS2 with CROSSOVER CABLE, then nothing happens means i m using wnidows 7 and my network option on the system tray turns into a cross ,,, see this crossover cable i am using
    http://postimage.org/image/os7jpauc/

    please tell me is this the correct one???

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  6. I want to know if its possible to do this with my router connected to pc through ethernet cable and my ps2 with wireless connection to router.

    • How are you doing the wireless part with the PS2? PS2 does not have a wireless ps2 adapter.

    • You CAN connect semi-wirelessly. the PS2 MUST be connected to the wireless router via a LAN cable. Using your wirelessly connected laptop or PC(I would think that a laptop would make more sense though….) look at what IP your router gave the Laptop or PC and input this into the PC side of the network settings on OPL. You may also have to make minor adjustmants to the PS2 side here as well. I will add that after literally 5 hours of messing with this, I found that you must REALLY pay attention to ALL the numbers in the IP(helpful hint: it appears to my novice eye that the 1st,2nd AND 3rd numbers in your IP MUST match to connect.the 4th is the specific device). I never thought that it could be as simple as changing a 0 to a 1….. -_-. anyways back on topic, while it is pretty cool to do this little trick, for sacrificing your tether to the PC/laptop you will get increased load times, as a wireless connection is less stable and slower than a wired connection. Not TERRIBLE load times but noticeable. Hope this helped.

  7. Does this also run ps1 games over the network as well?

  8. The all new slimmer PSP 3000 comes in with a couple of new upgrades over the 2000 model. Primarily for the Skype functionality, a microphone is onboard along with a reduced glare 4.3″ screen. Its a given that fingerprints will still be a continued issue for the PSP line. Thankfully, the age old problem of ghosting has yet to appear on my new PSP 3000.

    One of…

  9. So I just got this all set up and no matter how I load games they always stutter through the opening cutscenes. I initially had rigged it to do this wirelessly(!!!) through my router but figured I’d get better load time with a straight connection. but still all cutscenes stutter in the games that I try. the games are Kingdom hearts 1 & 2, radiata stories, Dragon quest 8 and final fantasy X. all but one of these games I ripped myself and tested on PCSX2 and they all had flawless cutscenes but terrible gameplay FPS. is there ANYTHING I can do to improve this? I tried mode 2 but it doesn’t seem to help….
    Thanks in advance

    • Defrag and use wired cable. I boot God of War 2 over USB and SMB, and it doesn’t lag in my FMV sequence. I don’t know what to say, maybe its time to play it off the disc.

      • I suppose I must play them as intended *sigh*…I defragged and am using a wired connection. Could it be that my 5-port switch is the problem? I’m not super knowledgeable about this stuff. would a patch cable possibly fix this? also I don’t have any idea if you would know this, but is OPL getting another update? thanks again for your help Versatile!

        • I don’t know if they are working on OPL v.9 or not, you are best suited to ask the PSX-SCENE forums. I don’t know if the switch is posing an issue or not. I have done it through a router, and it was fine, but if I had it my own way, I would go straight to the PS2 with a crossover cable. After all, you can get one for less than 3 dollars at monoprice.com

  10. I played Resident Evil 4 and Silent Hill 4 through OPL 0.8. There are sync issues with ingame movies. The sound is ahead of video. The character talks before he opens mouth, you know what I’m saying. It’s not that bad but it’s visible. Tried with usbextreme and with iso. Any ideas? Has anyone encounter such problems with other games? I assume that this bug must be fixed in future version of opl.

      • Yes. I defrag and it’s the same. Delay between sound and video is like a quarter of a second. But that’s ok.. not so noticeable and no lag. Ingame movies for God of War run perfectly so I think it depends on the game and on opl’s behaviour(optimization for game).

  11. Excuse me, I exploited my MC, but for some reason when FMCB starts, it just shows the logo and stays stuck… I don’t know if the PS2 was made before March from 2008 since I bought it off a friend. You think that might be it? It’s a 75001 model. I really need this to work since my lens is almost fried.

  12. I’m trying to play network games with OPL0.8, but I can’t get it to work!
    I know that the ps2 is connecting to my PC because I can ping the ps2 while connecting, it takes a long time to connect, and when it does, no games show up!
    I’m using a ROUTER for connection and store my games on my Kingstom 16GB flash drive.
    What am I doing wrong????

    • Did u tried USB method with that flash drive?(if it w0rks than no problem with ur games,just to confirm)

      there is a tweak, press ‘X’ first on OPL(network screen) than enable ur internet connection from ur pc.(this worked for me)

    • Watch the video tutorial. Use a crossover cable ad try again.

  13. Thanks for the answer, I already played some games from my flash drive, the only problem I’m having is the network connection.
    I’m going to try the solution you gave me, thanks!

  14. Salman Aziz,

    I tried your solution and it still didn’t show my games, I just don’t understand whats happening…

    • Hey mate, i guess there is a problem with your connection…..something is not allowing opl to fetch your games from the pc. Try turning off the firewall, changing permissions when sharing your drive.Whats your OS….i can only guide you further when i know the OS. It usually happens in vista still…waiting for your reply.

  15. Awesome Tutorial!!!!!! This was a huge help. I had no idea how to set this up until I found this !!!

  16. I did it. We manage to connect computer with SCPH77004 and it works great.

    Thank you.

  17. this guide really helped me a lot several times ^^ used this guide to connect the ps2 and pc using crossover cable before. and still found this guide useful after i bought a router having an ip address of 192.168.1.1 using your update in the guide ^^ thanks versatile ^^ your guide works like a charm ^^

  18. Hey Versatile is there any way to talk with u online?
    I cant get it working on W7 with the ethernet cable method >.>
    And i really wanna play Persona 4.
    Add me on MSN i think ur gonna see my email down there,if not answer this reply

  19. I just can’t make this work.
    I use XP computers, PS2 79001 connected to a switch and everything on the same switch.
    There’s a router giving IP’s to the computers
    Laptop is 192.168.1.148
    Desktop is 192.168.1.166
    Bridge 192.168.1.5
    Wireless Gateway 192.168.1.2
    PS2 192.168.1.10
    everything else default.
    Guest account enabled
    Can access the network as guest
    Network on the PS2 enabled
    Folder is shared, any computer can access the folder anonymously.
    Can ping the PS2 successfuly
    The PS2 refuses to show any iso in the shared folder. I have 2 games, in CD, there’s Crash the wrath of cortex, in DVD, Ratchet & Clank Up your arsenal. Filenames SLES_503.86.Crash.iso and SCUS_973.53.RyC.iso

    I just don’t know what else to do. My ps2 won’t read the original R&C DVD because it’s scratched and hangs up on the second mission. Also, it scratched the Crash CD because the lens tries to read and touches the disc, scratching it. Does this with all CD’s, even PS1 discs.

    • So you can get a reply in ms from the PS2? That’s good sign! Please make sure you have everyone checked under permissions and have access to everything in the folder.

      What if you rip a game using USBExtreme and try again? Forget the ISO method for now, lets make sure it can at least show your games. Oh yes, to make life more simple, lets try sharing a game on a fat32 partition for now.

      • Thanks for your reply and help.
        I did this to allow access on the network:
        —–
        Enable and give the guest account a blank password:

        Enable the guest account and give it a blank password (computer management: users and groups)
        gpedit.msc -> Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options ->
        Accounts: Guest account status: enabled

        In the same bit of Group Policy (allowing network access for anonymous logins from NT4,2K and XP):
        Network Access: allow anonymous SID/Name translation: disabled
        Network Access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts: enabled
        Network Access: Do not allow anonymous enumeration of SAM accounts and shares: disabled
        Network Access: let everyone permissions apply to anonymous users: enabled

        gpedit.msc -> Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment ->
        Access this computer from the network: everyone, anonymous logon

        Then with the Server2003 resource kit tools (Rktools.exe) from
        http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

        run a command console and:

        net user Guest /active:yes
        ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
        ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

        Then i fixed the PC’s IP to 192.168.0.1 and PS2 to 192.168.0.2

        Rebooted everything and games now appear on the PS2 with the default config.
        Crash Bandicoot the wrath of cortex runs fine, Ratchet & Clank 3 hangs up :( so all this was mostly useless for me.
        Anyways I also ripped and tried other games:
        Jak and daxter seems to work.
        Eyetoy Kinetic hangs up at the Kinetic Logo.
        Eyetoy Kinetic combat runs until you go to training, then hangs up.
        Dance Dance Revolution Supernova runs fine
        Dance Dance Revolution X2 runs fine.

        What app can i use to copy OPL to the PS2′s Memory Card? I’m now running it off a USB flash stick.

        • Use ulaunchelf to copy the app to memory card. All that editing work you did, which part of it fixed it you think? How would you summarize the root cause that made the list of games not show up?

      • 1st, many thanks for the tutorial u made versatile, it clearing me, to play many .iso ps2 game file under 4GB size.
        then for the game larger than 4GB, I use USB_Extreme to instal the game from Drive to Drive, then i move all file that USB_Extreme made to the DVD folder, the game work fine
        but then I install the 2nd game that larger than 4GB with same method, and i overwrite the Ul.cfg file that USB_Extreme created, only the 2nd game readed by OPL_v8,the 1st game unread.
        then I use USB_util_v2.0 that can instal direct from iso file to the DVD folder inside the PS2SMB folder, the game unreadable.
        is there any installer that can fix this?
        my method is :
        DRIVE :\ PS2SMB
        inside PS2SMB Folder is : APPS, ART, CD, DVD, THM and VMC
        I only shared PS2SMB folder.

  20. I Did exactlly wat u said and it showed my game’s name too but when i run it it comes to a yellow screen and stop and it dosnt go ahead of that wat shld i do (M using a cross over cable)

  21. The game is SMACKDOWN – Here Comes the Pain

  22. Excuse me, but I’m a little confused.
    The wired used to make the connections is a RJ45, right?
    I got everything else, but the wire……….. I have in mind that a cross-over wire y as RJ45, but now I’m doubting.

  23. LOL I sounded retarded on that comment LMFAO.
    I was listening to my co-workers talking and I started writing their words hahaha
    Here comes again:
    Excuse me, but I’m a little confused.
    The wire used to make the connections is a RJ45, right?
    I got everything else, but the wire……….. I have in mind that a cross-over wire is an RJ45, but now I’m doubting.

    • Connection is RJ45 yes. Just because you have a cable doesn’t mean its crossover cable. It has to be bought or made that way with the transmit and receive wires swapped.

      • Ok, thanks Versatile. I’ll buy some things and I’ll give it a try. The PS2 won’t explode, so there is nothing to lose =)
        Thanks!

  24. Video links fixed! Enjoy!

  25. hello sir,
    i am new here .can you please give a new link of your video as your account has been terminated .. i have a slim ps2 with mod chip (mattrix) recently i am playing game with usb which speed so slow can you tell other method please
    thank you …
    reply soon
    rajat.

  26. I’m getting a ‘network startup error 302′,
    It’s supposed to mean invalid share name, any clues?

  27. I’m trying to figure this all out, when I get to the point where I set my IP and subnet, I ping it in the command prompt, everything goes hunky dory…

    Until I finish doing that, when I get back to my browser, it says it can’t connect, I.E I try opening a new tab and going to Google.

    Is that normal, or am I doing something wrong?

    If it is normal, does that mean I can’t use the internet when loading games off the network when setting the IP and Subnet to share the folder?

    • On my desktop computer, I got a crossover cable from the NIC to the PS2. I also have a wireless adapter on the desktop. I can still surf the net while connected to PS2. With a laptop, same deal. I know this works.

  28. Hey Versatile, I’ve downloaded Ps2 .iso games from http://www.romhustler.net on my hard drive but they don’t seem to appear everytime I run the OPL using cross cable method and I’ve done all the network configurations right. My question is do they need patching or whatever and how I can check if the connection is working correctly?

  29. Ok in order to do this, would I need a ps2 network access disk to connect my ps2 to the internet?

  30. well…i have the above set up exactly and i can see my games on OPL 0.9.1 but i downloaded 0.7 of OPL for a certain game thats not compatible with OPL version 0.9.1 or 0.8

    but i have the exact same network configuration in 0.7 and it cant see the games….

    so to wrap it up i start the ps2 up and:

    above configuration works perfectly in OPLv0.9.1 i see the game list, so i exit out of that one

    then i go to OPLv0.7 and no games

  31. Hello, I get a network startup error 302?

  32. at last it works with crossover cable after many tries thanx for this simple and easy guide

    • How did you get it working, what was the hardest part?

      • first problem i faced is how to partition 1 of my 4 disks, but i find a way to make 1 of them logical and partitioned it, after the long process i found that i can use my external usb drive which have a lot of games and just share it with the name ps2smb.

        second problem, i shared the letter of my drive instead of name it to ps2smb, the wrong step i do is i add ps2smb to my drive thats what hide it from my opl network and can’t recognize it.

        sorry for my bad bad english and thank you again.

  33. can i connect a LAN router and my ps2 with crossover cable and attach a usb hdd to the router (i’m asking this because my desktop is in the other room)

  34. I can’t get my games to show up and I can ping my ps2 just fine. I’m sharing my usb stick which shows the games when it’s plugged into my ps2. My ps2 is connected to the pc with a crossover cable and the sharing settings should be fine (even though i am using vista). I’m starting to run out of ideas

  35. Hi is this chat still open? Because I have a question

  36. TheGrottoMotto

    Hey Versatile. Great tutorials here but running into an issue. I have done everything I have possibly done that I think is correct. I’m sharing the folder I have my Ps2 games in as PS2SMB. Have the PC connected by ethernet to the router and the PS2 also connected by ethernet to the router.

    I have network settings matching but when I start up Network, nothing shows. I have the files for the PS2 games correctly and used the Command Prompt method to copy from my disk to the PC and then moved it into a folder. I know the games are compatible. Just don’t know what my issue is.

  37. TheGrottoMotto

    Actually, I managed to format my other partition into FAT32 and OPL read my game and gameplay is flawless but FMVs stutter really badly. Any fix for this? Sorry for all these comments ha. Just really trying to solve all this.

    • Is this USB hard drive or internal hard drive? The FMVs stutter because of usb 1.1, and try to defrag the hard drive. You will get better results if using the network adapter.

  38. Cihan YÜKSEL

    Thanks bro, i owe you one. :)

  39. Yoi Versatile….
    i am curious about some smb thing about Ps2, my question is can i connect multiple ps2′s using SMB (router method) to single pc(same share location for every ps2)
    .
    Is it Possible? i thinks it should,

    Off topic:
    still waiting for your picture of ur Vietnam pics :-D . :-P

    Regards

      • i’ve done this before, and it work, but, when view player play same game,, Laging is came to view player and only 1 player with smooth game, it stil goes that way even when i use hi-spec server

        • Hye DADO,
          Have you tried with same game with multiple share location, means 2 ps2 reads different isos, from different share locations from single pc!

          • neva done it,
            but as long every ps2 play diferent game from 1 share location, it run well (lil bit slow), lag only came when several console play same game, in my case, i share with 5 console.
            i solve this with cloning the game that often played in a same time in 1 share location, example, WE for c1.iso, WE for c2.iso,WE for c3.iso …….. , u c it same game but with diferent name :D

  40. Hello. I’ve haven’t used OPL for a long time and now I’m using OPL 0.9

    I used to have a cross-over PC to PS2 connection but then had to ditch it.
    Now I have a PS2 to Modem/Router and PC to Modem/Router connections (Both cables are not crossover I believe. At least the one from PS2 to Router is not crossover).

    PC IP: 192.168.1.3
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.1.1
    PS2 IP: 192.168.1.10

    The folder is shared as PS2SMB with permissions on Guest set.

    I can’t ping my PS2 and of course, no games show up.

    • Nevermind. The problem was from a damaged ethernet cable. Just got a new cable and now it works like a charm.

      Thanks for the tutorial.

      • Wow, never would have guessed it! How to determine the ethernet cable is damaged?

        • The settings were right, everything was proper but I couldn’t ping the PS2 for some damn reason. So I took the cable off and tried it on my PC-to-router connection. No network connectivity. Since it was a PS2 to router and PC to router connection, I didn’t had to worry about crossovers and stuff. Just plug the PS2 ethernet cable to your PC aaaaaand it’s not working.

          10 mins of walking later, got a working ethernet cable and voila!

          • What is your advice to other users to find out if their ethernet cable is bad or not?

            • If they are NOT using a crossover cable, they can always try the ethernet cable on their own, working computer. Just to see if you can still get connection from your router to your PC. If you can, the cable is fine. If you can’t, the cable is not working.

              As for crossover, instead of trying it on router to PC, they have to try it on PC to PC. They can always go to an electronics store and ask them to verify if it’s working or not. Or they can buy one of those cable verifiers and test them at home.

              So basically, if it’s a regular ethernet cable, try it on other systems in your house that connects to the router besides your PS2 to see if it works. If it connects, the cable works.

              If it’s a crossover cable, connect it between two PCs and see if you can get a LAN connection working. If it works, the cable works.

  41. I managed to get my PS2 to see the converted games on my harddrive but it only shows 1 game. How do I get it see all the games? Also, it won’t show ISO’s even if I rename them

  42. Ok, I got OPL to see my network games and they worked. Now I have a new problem. This morning I booted my PS2 and now when I go into OPL. the network icon starts spinning and then it freezes. I’ve reset all the configs and did everything again, still freezes. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance :)

  43. Ok nevermind, I got it sorted, did something stupid and I’m too ashamed to say what, lol. Thanks for the great tutorial. Oh one more thing, are there any games that require certain settings to run? I can’t find a guide :/

  44. I’m gonna stick with my game discs, I got everything sorted but my games are unstable and I get so many random freezes :/

    Thanks for the tutorial though :)

  45. plzzz help me…

    plzz tell me which type of cable i used to connect my ps2 slim 900004 and my pc… send me the image of the cable ends or whole cable with the name of cable….

    thanx in advance…

  46. Hi everybody. First is thank you for Versatile this post.
    I have a problem, please help me.
    Problem:
    My PS2 is not started the Lan port. The bios (2.00) and my FMCB 1.8 not start the Lan.
    When i start the OpenPSLoader (in FMCB Menu), the program is not started the Lan port.
    When i go to host:// (in Ulauncher) and search, the lan port is activetied. (Pc lan card led is instantly on). My cable is cross and it is perfect.
    I would like:
    If take on the PS, Bios or FMCB or enything app, switch on the lan port.
    Thank you Helper.

  47. Hey, first of all, thank you very much for the tutorial. It helped me so much. I got OPL connected to my laptop (ethernet cable + router), but it shows no games list. I’ve done everything I could. Strange enough, all internet port checkers say my port 445 is closed. I’ve already opened it on modem and on Windows 7 Firewall. Ping is OK. Using netstat -a, it says myIP:445 is ESTABLISHED, but it can’t see my PS2 IP. Do you have any idea of what problem could it be?

    • How about DMZ mode for that PC in question? When you ping, you get reply back in ms?

      • Thank you for the answer. When I ping, it replies back in 1 ms. I didn’t know what DMZ was, so I’ve searched a bit and tried it. No changes.

        • Ok, now make sure the games are on an active partition, primary and try again.

          • I did it. Nothing changed. :( I don’t know what to do anymore, it seems it just won’t work. Sorry for bothering you.

            • I helped someone else the other day on SMB for their PC. This is what I made them do:

              1) Create new partition, 20GB.
              2) Format it as FAT32.
              3) Rip games to it using usb extreme, or you can have your DVD games renamed inside the DVD folder.
              4) Share the drive or the folder called PS2SMB.
              5) Then it worked in the PS2, assuming all correct settings.

              • I’m having problems with using USB Extreme… since it may take some time to figure out how to use it, let me ask: isn’t that the same as using USB Util? If so, I’ve already done…

                • Yes, but I prefer usb extreme. Use what works for you.

                  • Thanks… I’ve already tried that (using USB Util). Nothing changed. Since it’s still not working, I suspect that there still might be some mistake on my settings. Here I said everything I’ve already tried and all my settings:
                    http://psx-scene.com/forums/f150/cannot-connect-smb-server-300-opl-0-9-2-a-120977/ I know you’re already being very helpful… I just thought if you knew all that, maybe you could realize the exact point I’m doing wrong. I’m still clueless. :( As you can see, I’m not good at internet settings and all that stuff.

                    • If you follow that thread, how can you fail? Let’s make sure first you can ping the PS2 from the PC. If you get a reply back in ms, then you are good. One thing I had a recent PS2 user do for me was create a primary partition, 30 GB, and format it as fat32. Then do the folder sharing, and make sure the ip address of the PS2 has the same first 3 octets the same as the PC, like 192.168.1.105 (PS2) and PC 192.168.1.104.

                      The subnet mask is 255.255.255.0

                      Gateway is the ip address of the router.

                    • I have to thank you very much. It worked. I’ll tell you what I did. I tried to do what you mentioned, so I created a 30 GB fat32 partition on my laptop. For some reason, it couldn’t be a primary partition, so it remained as a logical partition.
                      So in order to have a primary partition to test it, I reduced one primary partition of my external HD to 30 GB and formatted it as fat32 as well. After that, I added one same game to both partitions using USB Util. Configuration was the same as I said on that thread. So it worked in both. The funniest point is that I’ve already done that on the same primary partition, when its size was 244,14 GB. It didn’t work.
                      Well, I will give you some more information.
                      The ping using the logical partition of my laptop was 0 ms (min and max). The ping using the primary partition of my external HD was 1 ms (min) and 4 ms (max). The game runs well, but, as when I use my hard drive connected to ps2 usb, videos are laggy (it’s still a bit faster than using usb). Videos are a bit less laggy using the logical partition of my laptop than using the other one. I wonder if it is the effect of using USB Util. I will test it using NTFS without USB Util before you ask me to do it. I hope it works. I will tell you if it works later on a comment below this one.

                    • Thanks for the update. Keep me posted.

                  • Well, I tested it using the same partitions, but they were formatted as NTFS. Files were named properly. The same problem happened: no error, but no game was loaded. I wonder if NTFS has some kind of protection… don’t know. Do you have any idea of what problem it could be?

                  • Well, you see… I did it. For some reason, it only works with a fat32 small partition. NTFS doesn’t work. Do you have any idea of what causes that? Thank you for your patience.

                    • I have done it with NTFS partition(smb only). i never had any issue….may be you are experiencing some security issue of NTFS file system……
                      try this:
                      Right click on partition>properties>security>edit>add…now add’EVERYONE’ on this section allow read write special permission all of it,
                      see if it works…. do not do it on your partition with important data,just for safety!

  48. Correcting: it sees the PS2 IP indeed, but no games list.

  49. Thank you, Versatile and Salman Aziz! It finally worked on NTFS!
    It seems it was really a permission issue. I will tell you what I did:

    1. First, I did what Salman Aziz suggested. It didn’t work, so I researched a bit on Google and found this: http://superuser.com/questions/141019/permissionless-external-drive-with-ntfs
    2. I did what was said there (the little tutorial with 9 steps).
    3. It worked. I could see the games list on OPL.

    I did some more tests, and I think it’s important to say some things:

    I) It won’t work if you share the whole partition. You have to create a folder called “PS2SMB” (that’s the folder you will share) and create a folder called “DVD” inside it (where you will put your DVD games). Games have to be named properly
    II) Videos are still laggy, but a bit faster than using fat32 + USB Util.

    Do you have any advice to make videos run faster? Do you know if I did something bad or dangerous by following what was said on that page?

    Thank you very much.

    • Nice to hear that its working now. No, don’t have to worry unless you have any important data on that partition,(try to get a good anti-virus)

      videos will be laggy in some games, but not in all games, Ur welcome

      • Thank you again for all the help. The only drawback of doing all the stuff I do to connect the laptop to my ps2 is that I can’t surf on internet while they’re connected. Torrent and instant messengers still seem to work, but browser can’t connect to any website. Is that normal?
        To Versatile, I would like to say I like the way how you talk on videos. :D I don’t usually like when people talk too fast (’cause I can’t understand). You talk fast and even so, it’s possible to understand everything. Talking fast also helps the video to not get tiring, since most of tutorial videos are long and slow. And look that my mother language isn’t even English, so there’s some real credit for you doing that. Keep up the nice work!

        • I don’t know your network setup, so tell us your setup, than i’ll figure it out..eg.(cross over, router, lan, dsl, and how you connect oto internet)… i think you router is messing up things, you should remove any port forwards than look what happens.
          and yes Versatile is good. and myself is not a native english speaker, :-D

          • My setup (using normal ethernet cables):
            Cable 1 is connecting my router to PC (which is broken now, not being used)
            Cable 2 is connecting now router to PS2
            Cable 3 is connecting router to my laptop (where I connect my external hard drive with all the games)
            My laptop uses wi-fi to connect to the internet. When I plug cable 3 into the laptop, browser won’t load any pages.
            I’ll try what you suggested later, so I’ll give you some feedback.

            • Please confirm the usb hard drive works with OPL with the PS2. Then we can worry about networking.

            • No brother its not a port forward/router issue. normally windows tries to connect to internet with available wired connection, when windows see an available and enabled (cause of ps2) wired conection, it tries to load pages with it regardless wifi internet is available…….. i had this issue in order to utilize multiple ethernet connection,i failed it because windows didn’t able to merge both internet connections…….. ur issue is like mine……. Versatile is better in networking stuff….. search for application ‘force bind ip’ some ppl told me that they are using it…see google for this app’s description.

              and there is very weird thing to tell. i had a separate pc for ps2 smb lan gaming…OPS. and there was no internet access in that pc…actully that time i had no internet at my home….WHOOP

              • I’m afraid ForceBindIP doesn’t work on Windows 7. :( Thank you, anyway

                • Another Idea, installing a copy of windows xp in a virtual machine can solve your problem, virtual machine will going to host ps2 smb, this is an idea, i haven’t done it, but i think its going to work.. :-D
                  search for, vm virtual box.

          • It didn’t work. :(

        • Wow, about 2 weeks ago I got CHEWED OUT by some youtube guy who said I talked way too fast on a video tutorial (it was dreamcast related), but I watched my own and it seemed fine to me. But then again…I made it. Thanks!

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