ok that helps, then I think I have a solution. Go on the ps3 go to the Internet Connection Settings -> Manual -> Wired Connection -> Manual Settings -> Auto-Detect -> Manual ->
Ip: 192.168.1.XXX (fill in XXX with numbers of your choice)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Router: 192.168.1.101
Primary DNS: XX.XXX.XX.XXX (can be set as anything)
Secondary DNS: XX.XXX.XX.XXX (same as Primary DNS)
What I did was proxy the connection to my server (my stupid att&t modem sucks as a firewall), and on my pc I blocked all *playstation.net* domains (using nod32).. Works perfect. Plus I get alerts when it try to connect so I could also log what it does if needed
This is how I am doing it after reading the forums. I use wireless for internet(via usb wireless adapter) and I have two extra ethernet ports (one is enough). I connected the PS3 directly to my desktop computer using the cable that came with my PS3(I think any ethernet cable should be okay).
Then I went to Control Panel>Network and Internet>Network Connections(for Windows 7) and right clicked my ethernet connection and checked the status. From that I noted the ip address.
On the PS3, I did something similar to what Jawso did here except for "Router" I inputted my PC's ip address (not sure if this is necessary) and then for IP I made sure that the first three numbers were the same as my PC's ip address (necessary). For another example:
Say your PC ip is 169.254.1.114
Then PS3 ip is 169.254.1.XXX (any number from 1-255 except 114)
After this you can transfer like before using Multiman, blackb0x etc. I think this setup allows you to keep your Internet and PS3 FTP separated.
what model modem do you have, do you know if you can have an access list on it? Personally to be safe I would give the PS3 a bum Gateway address ok so you can;t download covers but if you use multiman dean packages those anyway so no biggie.
You'll still be able to ftp with the LAN but the PS3 won't go off to the net. Using bum dns servers relies on the ps3 uses domain names and not ip addressing this may well be the case but I don;t know so use the bum gateway address to be sure.
if you had a suitable router and you could write access lists is there even a readily available list of Sony IPs? if there is such a thing you could deny access to those IPs
But really what benefit is there of going online? your going to get ban hammer for Multiplayer some day.
The best thing is to connect a direct LAN Ethernet cable between the PS3 & your PC. If your PC already has a unused Ethernet port, you are set. (Just connect the PS3 to it) If not, get a LAN card, preferably Gigabit speed, & do that same as above!