As you might have noticed, there are times on TEKKEN 6 ONLINE where you get network errors and can not join certain battle rooms. This could be due to your connection settings or someone else’s connection settings in the battle room. In order to help reduce these errors from happening, SD TEKKEN has put together a setup guide to help improve your TEKKEN 6 ONLINE experience!
First off, let’s get to the facts. The most important factor in TEKKEN 6 ONLINE is network latency. It determines whether or not you can interact with other players online and how you interact with them; this determines the amount of lag that occurs in the battle rooms. If you would like to check your latency/ping, you can try running a speed test through your PLAYSTATION 3 browser at www.speedtest.net or any other internet speed test website. Your latency/ping will be displayed in ms (milliseconds; one thousandth of a second). The lower the number, the better(for you and your opponents)! TEKKEN 6 runs at 60 frames per second so one frame is about 16.6667 ms. That should give you an idea on the type of latency you can expect when playing.
WIRED VS WIRELESS
Let’s go over the optimal settings for your PLAYSTATION 3… It is highly recommended that when playing TEKKEN 6 online that you use a wired connection instead of wireless. Generally speaking, a wired connection offers a superior experience compared to wireless, especially since the PS3 has spotty wifi performance overall.
Network Address Translation or NAT for short, is the process of rerouting the source signal and/or destination of data as they pass through a router and/or firewall. For TEKKEN 6 ONLINE your NAT type is very important because it can determine whether or not you will receive network errors while connecting to other players online. Below is a brief breakdown of each available NAT type for the PS3 console:
- NAT1 – The PLAYSTATION 3 is directly connected to the internet.
- NAT2 – The PLAYSTATION 3 is correctly connected through a router/bridge to the internet.
- NAT3 – The PLAYSTATION 3 is setup incorrectly through a router/bridge to the internet.
To find out what NAT type your PS3 has, access the Cross Media Bar(XMB) and go to Network Settings. From there you can either check the Settings and Connection Status List or run an Internet Connection Test. Both options will show you what NAT type your PLAYSTATION 3 is set to.
Access your PLAYSTATION 3 Network Settings through the XMB (Cross Media Bar). From the Network Settings menu you can view or modify your PS3’s internet connection.
Obviously, NAT1 would provide the most stable/consistent latency for TEKKEN 6 ONLINE… But it is understandable that most people don’t have that luxury and must use a router as they have multiple devices set up through a network. To get the most out of TEKKEN 6 ONLINE, make sure that you you have either a NAT1 or NAT2 setting on your PS3. So how does one enable NAT1 or NAT2 on your system? Keep reading…
NAT1 can be enabled by connecting your PLAYSTATION 3 directly to your cable modem. To achieve a NAT1 connection you can NOT have your PS3 connected to a router.
If you’re getting a NAT3 setting and having trouble connecting to battle rooms in TEKKEN 6 ONLINE, then try to configure your router to set up a NAT type 2. NAT2 is where setup can get a bit tricky, but there are various ways to solve this problem. You can enable a NAT2 through a number of ways by configuring your router. Below we will show a few ways you can configure your router to allow your PS3 to access the more out of your internet connection.
Port forwarding or tunneling(as it’s often called) is the process of forwarding a network port from one network node to another. This process will allow external users(people you play against in TEKKEN 6 ONLINE) to connect to your PLAYSTATION 3 which is external from a NAT-enabled router. By opening certain ports that the PS3 uses, it will allow you to connect to other PS3 users without errors.
Before we start port forwarding we need to find out your PLAYSTATION 3’s IP address. To do this, go back to the Network Settings on the XMB and check the Settings and Connection Status List.
For this guide we will use the PS3 IP Address of 192.168.1.101, make sure you get YOUR PS3’s IP address beforehand.
To enable port forwarding you must first access your router… Depending on the make and model of your router there are different ways to go about this process. For more information on accessing your router and port forwarding, please visit PortForward.com and search for your router there. For this tutorial we will use a LINKSYS WRT54GS router.
On your computer, open an internet browser and type the default gateway address into the navigation bar at the top. For LINKSYS routers the default gateway is 192.168.1.1 . A prompt should come up asking for a user name and password. If you have configured your router before and have changed your user name/password, input that information now. If not, the router is still set to the default settings. If this is the case the user name and password are both “admin” . So enter “admin” for both fields and hit ‘OK’. Once you’re in, you should see a screen that looks somewhat like this…
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Now that you’re in your router setup, click on the Applications and Gaming tab on the navigation bar up top. You should now be on the Port Range Forward settings for your router. The Port Range Forward settings screen will look like this…
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Fill in the Port Ranges just like in the picture above:
- 80 TCP
- 10070-10080 Both (TCP/UDP)
- 6000-7000 UDP
- 50000-50000 UDP
- 3658 UDP
Make sure when filling out the port range forward values that you enable them and put the proper PS3 IP address in. Once everything is inputted make sure you Save Settings by clicking the button on the bottom of the screen.
Now you can check your PS3 settings by running an internet connection test to see if your NAT type has changed to NAT2. If that doesn’t work you can try changing the DMZ settings on your router to point to your PS3’s IP address.
Depending on your connection and router, enabling DMZ for your PS3 can make a big difference in your TEKKEN 6 ONLINE experience. However, we would only recommend that you enable DMZ while playing TEKKEN 6 ONLINE. When your PLAYSTATION 3 is not in use, DMZ settings should be disabled.
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Under Applications & Gaming section of your router, check under the DMZ tab for the above(pictured) settings. Enabling DMZ allows your PS3 ports to be open and access granted to all incoming internet requests.
TO BE ADDED LATER:
- Getting the most out of TEKKEN 6 Online
Ive been having problems with my PS3 Logitech USB Microphone. I am positive the mic is not broken; it works perfectly during the audio test and on many games online, but on other games, like T6, it does not work. The mic is recognized online but I can not speak through it. I have attempted port forwarding (not using the instructions you have here) with no success. I was told to try DMZ as well but I’m unsure of what negatives could come from that. I will attempt the process you have here and hopefully it works. If it doesnt work, I’m not sure of what else I can attempt, in which case my mic will be useless. I’ve also wondered if any of my computer settings might affect online communication(; currently the only protection I have is the limited protection that came with my pc.)
Anyway, I’m glad you have this section.
This worked.. I can now use my mic.. Thanks a lot
What about XB360? I would like there to be a section with tips on XB Live too. I am having alot of connection problems. Things like getting disconnected mid-match for no obvious reason, failiure to create a session when searching for an opponent. Plus when I go into the Online Mode, often the Auto Upload will not work and I will get a bluescreen, forcing me to go to the XB Live Settings > Network > test Connection in order to get the Tekken 6 online to work.
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