Troubleshooting in advance, nyan!
Since my guide is unorganized and confusing, you can contact me for connection help via private message, AIM, ICQ, or MSNM. Provide your ISP provider's name, type of connection, and a discription of your network layout to make my neko life easier.
*Broadband modem in this guide refers to the DSL/Cable/ADSL modem, not the gamecube's modem. The Gamecube's modem is simply called Gamecube by me.
I predict the #1 reason people won't be able to connect to PSO with a BBA is MAC Address authentication
If your computer is directly connected to a broadband modem, this information is for you. Those currently using a router are already set and probably don't need to read this.
The first setup to try is to simply disconnect the computer from the broadband modem and plug that same cable into the gamecube (Making the gamecube directly connected to the broadband modem). If PSO connects just fine, then you're a lucky cat. You can either continue to just swap the cable when needed, or you can use a router to do the switching for you.
The second setup to try, if PSO fails to connect with the above setup, is to disconnect the power to the broadband modem for a few minutes and then reconnect it. If PSO still fails to connect (even when the power has been disconnected for 5 minutes and then reconnected), then you may have an unsupported type of broadband. This can usually be solved by using a router.
The third setup is to connect the broadband modem to a router, and connect the computer and gamecube into the router. In all cases, routers will keep your computer and gamecube connected to your broadband modem, preventing you from having to switch the cables manually. A router can also make a PPPoE or other unsupported connection work with the Gamecube.
- The things you want a router to have are:
- The proper WAN connection that will connect to your broadband modem.
- Support for your ISP provider's type of connection (PPPoE, DHCP, static IP, ect)
- RJ-45 Lan jacks to connect to the gamecube.
- Ability to clone its own MAC address to work with MAC Address authentication ISPs.
Amazon.com sells dirt cheap linksys routers:
4-port router with wireless capabilities
If the router doesn't connect to the broadband modem, try disconnecting the power to the broadband modem for 5 minutes. If that fails, clone the MAC address on the router through its setup.
If all else fails, ask me =-_-=.