How to solve the PS3 DNS ERROR 80710102
So with a new wireless network comes a new router to configure. I chose a Netgear RangeMax Dual Band N Router, it looks cool and has a Startrek like blue LED button on the top of it with alternating lights while it runs – what more could you ask for? Um – If anyone else is considering making this same purchase, learn from my mistake – the router features a rather misleading name. The router doesn’t support true dual-band wireless-N, and offers OK range at best. It’s a basic router with two separate access points, one of which supports Wireless-N and can operate in either 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequencies, while the other is a regular 802.11G 2.4GHz. The result is that when in dual-band mode the router is able to offer Wireless-N only in the 5Ghz frequency, while the 2.4Ghz frequency is maxed out at the 802.11G speed. Which is fine for me and helps (I think) cut through interference on the 2.4GHz channels for critical media.
After connecting all of the required wires I launch the Router page and start the config. First I replace the ISP DNS with the OpenDNS, this ISP is notorious for lagging “waiting for domain.com” issues.
I launch all of the machines that will be on this network and I immediately encounter both the PS3 “DNS ERROR 80710102″ and the OSX error “Your wireless network appears to have been compromised…” These are 2 semi-well documented issues with anecdotal work-arounds supplied by mostly other end users.
The steps I’ve taken to make my specific issues disappear, after the jump.