If anyone has this working, I have a couple of questions:
1). Do you see the PS3 on your network, and if so what is its hostname?
2). What changes did you make to your router settings?
3). What software firewall are you running and what did you change?
1) Same as Calvin above - WMP11 is shows up as unknown device, but I allow it. I can also ping the PS3 from the XP media server.
2) I had to enable UPnP
(universal plug and play) on your router. If this is enabled, you can go into the PS3 to run a connection test (Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Test).
You should get the following (good) results:
- UPnP: Available
- NAT Type: Type 2
I was getting this with my old router (D-Link DI-624), but when I replaced it with a new Linksys WRT350N router (which is supposed to support UPnP) I got the following (bad) results:
- UPnP: Not Available
- NAT Type: Type 3
After reading that UPnP is a problem on these Linksys routers (even with the latest firmware), I replaced this with a D-Link DIR-655 N router, which properly suppports UPnP and this problem went away.
3) I had problems with the Norton Personal Firewall
(using default settings), that comes with the Rogers Yahoo Online Protection. I could not get the WMP 11 media server on my firewall discovered until I disabled the Norton firewall. I have since disabled it and am running Windows firewall instead - now my WMP 11 media servers can be seen by the PS3.
If anyone has this working with Norton Personal Firewall, I would be interested in their settings.