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I'm about to try running a Proxy on my windows 7 PC for my PS4 any advice

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#1 20GT


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 03:02 PM

Hi I'm a complete noob and I'm about to try this solution my PS4. My windows computer and PS4 are both getting internet wirelessly from my routers basic setup will I need more? or does it sound like it will work.
any advice would be great.
I pre-posted this because nothing is ever easy and I expect problems :(
1. Download and Install CCProxy on your computer.
2. Run CCProxy, hit options, get the IP and Port number (I believe HTTP, usually like 808).
3. On your PS4, set up your network, select custom, hit auto for everything until you reach Proxy. Put in the IP and port number you got from CCProxy.
4. Profit.
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of course it didn't work, what do I have to do to get this to work?
and how can i test it with my phone if possible,
because every time I try on the PS4 it restarts their download :(

Edited by 20GT, 24 December 2017 - 03:21 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 03:52 PM

Dumb question.  Why do you want to do this?


I think the problem you're most likely having is that the PC would need to have two wireless cards, one for the PS4 connection and one for the router connection.

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:29 PM

I read through the very long and interesting reddit post.

Regarding CCproxy, what the user doesn't mention is how they connected the PS4 to their computer. (Blindly pressing auto does not always work.)


Could you kindly clarify what you mean by testing it with your phone? Your phone usually has nothing to do with this....


Just to clarify how a proxy server works...


A proxy server sits between your computer and a destination.
In this case the proxy server is installed on your computer and and ideally would have the PS4 connect to it.

So if your PS4 wants to download something, it sends the request to the proxy server on your computer.
The proxy server in turn sends this download request to Sony's download servers. 

So, for your setup to work you need to make sure your Playstation 4 is properly connected to the proxy server on your computer. (As you had explained in your initial post.)

When you connect your PS4 to your Router, you are not connecting it to your computer's proxy, which is why it isn't working.

Usually, to get this to work, your computer would need a Network Interface Port, which would allow you to connect your PS4 directly to the computer. (You will also need to turn off your PS4's wireless.)

So your PS4 would connect to the computer, which in turn uses the proxy server to connect to the internet and Sony's download servers.




There may be another way of doing this with CCProxy, since I see a section in their documentation which mentions "sharing an Internet connection", but it will require a bit of reading and research.

In other words, this may not be a simple solution to increasing the download speed of your PS4, but hopefully this helps you understand the process a bit.


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