Dark Souls - I'm having trouble summoning players?
Posted by chaos @BNEA on 05 October 2011 08:26 PM
Below are the basic conditions required to summon other players within Dark Souls
Conditions for summoning (White Sign Soapstone):
Power-Cycling your modem
It is also recommended to perform a power-cycle on your router/modem to improve online connections. To do this simply unplug the power cord from your router/modem for 15-30 seconds. Re-connect the power cord and wait until all of the blinking lights are stable (usually only 10-20 seconds). After the lights are stable perform an internet connection test with your system. In most cases this will alleviate a majority of connection problems you may be experiencing.
Opening ports for Firewall connections
If you currently have a firewall up on your connection, we recommend opening the following ports to allow proper connections to XBL or PSN:
Port 88 (UDP)
Port 3074 (UDP and TCP)
Port 53 (UDP and TCP)
Port 80 (TCP)
Limit bandwidth usage
If there are other users currently using the bandwidth on your connection (watching Netflix/Hulu, streaming music, etc) it could slow the online multiplayer aspects in Dark Souls. Therefore, it is recommended that you limit the amount of bandwidth usage to allow a proper online multiplayer experience when playing Dark Souls.