There isn’t many tutorials on this for newbies to follow, so I thought I would post a tutorial created by NGU member SuPerBaD relating to it. If you don’t own a large USB flash drive, or external drive and you wish to transfer large files to your PS3, the only choice you really have is through FTP. But as we all know transferring files VIA FTP can be a drag, especially over WiFi connection. The tutorial below explains how to transfer files from your PC to your PS3 via direct connection, meaning your PS3 connected directly to your PC via Ethernet cable and no router or bridge in between. The tutorial below has been modfied from the original tutorial which can be found HERE.
Something i had some hassle myself setting up, thought I’d share it out to all the newbies. This guide will show you how to set up your PS3 to FTP directly with your pc via a LAN cable with no router inbetween and not allowing it to access the internet at the same time so Sony can’t communicate with your PS3. A Crossover cable is not required, just a standard Ethernet cable is needed.
Go to “Control Panel” and under “Network and Internet” click “View network status and tasks” To open “Network and Sharing Center“. On the left side panel, click “Change adapter settings“. Identify which device is the LAN port you will be using, right click on it and select “properties”. Click on the item “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” then click the button “Properties“. Click “Use the following IP address:” and “Use the following DNS server
Go to the start menu and hover over “Connect to“. Select “Show all connections“. Identify which device is the LAN port you will be using, right click on it and select “properties“. Click on the item “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” then click the button “Properties”. Click “Use the following IP address:” and “Use the following DNS server addresses:”
Step 2:PS3 Setup
Go to the settings tab on the XMB, then select “Network Settings” followed by “Internet Connection Settings“. Push ok on the prompt and select “Custom“, “Wired Connection“, “Auto-Detect” then “Manual“. Fill out the form as follows.
IP Address 10.1.1.2
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Defualt Router 10.1.1.0
Primary DNS 10.1.1.0
Secondary DNS 10.1.1.10
Select “Automatic“, “Do Not Use” and “Enable“. Push X to save the settings. Test connection to verify you can acquire an IP Address. Internet Connection should fail.
Open your FTP Sever on your PS3. I prefer BlackB0x FTP 1.2 (download here), but you can use MultiMAN or other types if you wish. It should tell you your IP Address is 10.1.1.2 .
Step 3: FTP Client Setup
Open your FTP client (anyone will do, eg SmartFTP or FileZilla) and type in your PS3 IP (10.1.1.2) and make sure its on Port 21. IF you used a FTP server other than BlackB0x FTP 1.2, check if it needs credentials to work. Connect and begin transferring.
Speeds should be very high as your connected directly to your PS3.
Thats it folks, if you have any questions please ask via comments below.