What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

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What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by EliteRaven5 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:27 am

So I decided to join the PS2 online community. I bought the fat PS2 model back in 2006. Up until now, I had no idea that the PS2 had online functionality, I though during the sixth generation, the original Xbox was the only one to have an online service. If I had known that before, I would have taken advantage of the servers that were available at that time, though I didn't own a network adapter back then.

Recently, the last of the official servers have been shut down. One question is, what methods are available to get the PS2 online, and where can I find servers for several games? I have the online setup disk and every time I tried testing the connection, I get a DNAS error 612 message. The same message appears when I try connecting to Rainbow Six 3. My computer is running windows 10 and it is connected to the router and my PS2 is connected to the router too. Any help?

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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by Hunk91 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:06 pm

Hi welcome to the forum!

There are 2 ways to play online. But not all the game are playables for example Rainbow six 3 is unfortunatly not playable anymore online.

D.N.S changing :
The first method is to modified the primary DNS in your network configuration file (created by your network access disc or by a game which has this feature. The list of games which allow it is here : forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=84 ). You are allow to create 4 different online configurations on a memory card (which means 4 differents D.N.S)

You will find a list of games still playable online with the D.N.S used to play here : forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1880#p11610

For some games, you will have to use a DNAS bypass code (list of games and bypass code here : forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1999)


Xlink Kai :
This second method needs that you use the software called Xlink Kai which is a tunnelling program to play with other
The software is available here : http://www.teamxlink.co.uk/downloads.php

List of Games playable (please go below to the Playstation 2 part) : http://www.teamxlink.co.uk/?go=games

Here is a tutorial written by Incognito : forum/viewtopic.php?p=13501#p13490


I personnaly only play online games with D.N.S changing. I plan to test a game with D.N.A.S bypass code soon. As for Xlink Kai I need to try it. I only tested a progam named Xbslink which is acting the same way as Xlink Kai but I was not successfull with it.

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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by EliteRaven5 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:58 pm

I've used Xlink, but I am confused by the layout of it. I have the software installed, but what specific information do I have to put? The guide that I see online is mainly for Windows Vista. I have Windows 10, so is there any difference?

Edit: I see you have the link for the instructions on this site. I'll have to read it through

Any plans of trying to make Rainbow Six3 playable online again?

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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by Hunk91 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:49 pm

For xlink I don't know. May be someone With more experience can help You.

For rainbow six 3 if this game doesn't have a Lan mode You Will have to hope That someone will recreate the server, And I don't think this game Was tested during the dnas collection phase, so this means if there's a server one Day That You will have to use a dnas bypass code With a cheat device

Which online games do You have?
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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by EliteRaven5 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:07 pm

Who can I speak to about setting up XLink? So far, the only games I have that are online compatible are SOCOM II, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, and Rainbow Six 3. Thats all I have. Darn, if I have learned about the PS2 online capabilities at most last year, I would have taken advantage before the official DNAS servers shut down.

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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by Hunk91 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:15 pm

Try to create a post in the xlink section. May be someone will be able tout help You
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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by EliteRaven5 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:25 pm

Btw, now that I remember, I actually do have a cheat device, an Action Replay.

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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by Hunk91 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:07 pm

So you May be able to install the memory card exploit to install free mcboot ! And this Will open You more possibilities With your console and online gaming !
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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by EliteRaven5 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:23 pm

how does that work? The memory card exploit?

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Re: What are the methods to Connect the PS2 Online Nowadays?

Post by Incognito » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:10 am

The below forum post has the guide that I made a few days ago for XLink Kai. Let me know if you have any questions.

http://www.ps2onlinegaming.com/forum/vi ... 501#p13501

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