PS2 Network Adapter -- "Central Station Cannot be contacted.."
Posted on 2005-04-30
Just today, we got a PS2 Network Adapter .. and we're having trouble getting it to work properly.
We've connected the Adapter to the PS2 with no problems, we're using ICS to connect it to the internet; here's our setup:
ISP -> ADSL Modem -> PC -> Hub -> PS2
I created a new Connection, using the Auto-config option (I have previously tried Manual-config, but that didn't work either). It runs the "Connection Test" successfully, (all lights are green), it then comes on to the section where it needs to Authenticate the DNAS -- in which it says:
"Authenticating DNAS data..."
That lasts for about 20 minutes (probably a little bit more), once it finished, it says "Completed Successfully". It then shows the loading icon in the top-right of the screen, and after about a further five minutes, it shows the following message:
"Central Station cannot be contacted. Check your settings and retry.
What is this all about? Why can it not contact the "Central Station" properly (whereas it runs the Connection Test with no problems)?
I'm open to all ideas .. as long as they don't involve spending money (on a router, for example) -- because I really don't have the cash! :-(
Thanks in advance,
P.S. I have a USB Modem, so connecting from my PS2 directly to the Internet isn't an option for me.