PlayStation Network Getting Back on its Feet – Official and Unofficial Fixes to Get You Going
Sony Online Entertainment announced earlier yesterday that the PlayStation network is getting back on its feet after and extended downtime exceeding 48 hours owing to the recent distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks on its network by the hacker group Lizard Squad. As reported earlier, the attacks stopped due to the intervention of the twitter user DotCom – read more here. According to their website, the attacks have finally stopped but many user are still experiencing the aftermath of the massive DDOS attack on the online network:
“PlayStation Network is back online. As you probably know, PlayStation Network and some other gaming services were attacked over the holidays with artificially high levels of traffic designed to disrupt connectivity and online gameplay. This may have prevented your access to the network and its services over the last few days.
Thanks again for your support and patience. We’ll provide any further updates here.”
The Official and the Unofficial Releases to Get You Going
The official twitter page for PlayStation known as ‘@AskPlayStation’ posted some fixes to their page and asked the users to see if they worked. These fixes basically included rebooting the console and try signing in again.
PS4 users: If you are still having issues signing in to PSN today, please reboot the console and try again.
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 28, 2014
While others asked the users to turn on the console ‘Safe Mode’ and restoring the console to its default settings:
@pabloxigos Please start your console in safe mode and select the option Restore Default Settings (Option 4): http://t.co/xAElY46r9j
— Ask PlayStation (@AskPlayStation) December 29, 2014
While these may work for some of the users, for others it doesn’t and they’re still experiencing problems with their PlayStation Network. And in such case, a temporary fix has surfaced(shared by NeoGaf user koji-wd) :
Go to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection on your PS4, select “Custom,” and while leaving everything else as it was, change MTU to 1476.
And if you’re using a LAN cable, select Use a Lan Cable > Custom > Automatic > Do Not Specify > Automatic > Manual > Set MTU to 1476 and confirm with Next > Do Not Use > Test Internet Connection.
These settings worked for a lot of users and as reported earlier they stopped working as the network went down again but it turn out that these are once again working,so basically they will work as long as the network is up and running but for unknown reasons, you can’t connect yet and these settings won’t allow you to use some features like the “what’s new”. But nonetheless, they work and will restore your console for a temporary fix so remember to put the settings back to automatic once again as the network is restored as these are not ‘optimal’ as you might have guessed because of the restrictions.