i was able to bypass $ony's firmware bypass check by using the SimpleDNS method. That way i don't have to have the most current firmware to get online action. however, recently it has stopped working. I was not able to sign in to the ps3 network. So i redid everything to see if it would work again and it doesn't. are the servers down for allowing the bypass to work? is anyone else having this problem? please help. thanks in advance.