Try skipping that step altogether. I've heard of people getting hung up on that step and omitting it and it still ends up working fine. Just scroll all the way over to the point where you have to set the proxy server and do that step.
Personally, instead of using F@H I downloaded a demo in the store that I didn't already have and set it to download in the background. That worked fine for me.
What do you mean by skipping that step? Leave everything on default? My PC DNS Settings and my PS3 DNS? So they can access internet? I did the proxy thing but still i receive a DNS error on my PS3 when i open the playstation store.. I cant login my account! Neither my US and my Europe account...
The Freezing Is Code Related. It Has Nothing To Do With Your Official/Unofficial Beta Tester Status. The Freeze Problem Has Been In Discussion In The Official Beta Test Forums Long Before The Unofficial Testers Proxy'd Into The Game.
As For Patches And Account Bans... I Wouldn't Worry About That. The Developers Are Extremely Busy With Getting This Game Up And Going/Passing The Sony QAs/Development Schedules/Production Schedules/Etc. They Do Not Have The Time To Waste On Coding/Setup/Chasing Down Unofficial Testers Unless They Were Doing Something Destructive (Spamming, Network Attacks, Etc) At This Point In Time, Everyone Is Having Fun And Playing The Game... If Anything It's Putting Additional Load On The Servers, Which The Code Needs Anyways.
You speak truth my friend. Freeze problems have been an issue since the beginning and look to be more of a problem with the way that the game handles lag spikes (or maybe some code glitch - I haven't really figured it out myself yet I just know it happens). I assume that Sony really could care less about the unofficial beta problem because the amount of people that "snuck" their way into the beta are ridiculously minimal. Not a lot of people even know about the method and out of those who find out how to many don't want to spend the time to figure
People who are spending their time collecting names and tattling on people need to lighten up and enjoy the game.
coheedcollapse - you right on about the minimal amount of people sneaking buddy! It's not like it was blasted on G4TV with a step by step on how to get in! This freeze issues reminds me of back in the day with the early Star Wars Galaxies beta testing I did (shudder)... I'm thinking it's how the system measures latency... notice how most of the servers are showing ping at 9999. oh well... fun to play, but I've got some other games to tie me over... got tired of rebooting the PS3.
Yeah I was surprised to see how many people hoped that their home/warhawk stuff was going to stay after beta and that they'd get a bunch of free goodies from Sony. I've never been in a beta that didn't reset (and most of them I've been in reset multiple times - one for each beta stage.)