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Connect PS3 to the Internet

Wired Connectivity:

The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.

The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS3)



When you have a wired connection to the Internet, it is not necessary to adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). If you aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow the instructions to adjust the settings.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the button.
  4. Select "Wired Connection", press the button.
  5. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.


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Wireless Connectivity:


The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem and a router
  • Access point (Not necessary if using a wireless router with built-in wireless functionality)
  • Settings information for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key)


When you try to connect wirelessly to the Internet, First adjust the network settings. These settings may change depending on the type of access point and the network environment you are in.

The following instructions apply most of the network configurations.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the button.
  4. Select "Wireless", press the button.
  5. Select "Scan", press the button.

    The system will search for access points within range and display them as a list.
  6. Select the access point that you want to use, press the button. (An SSID is a code or a name that is assigned to the access point. If you have no clue which SSID to use or if the SSID is not displayed, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.)
  7. Confirm the SSID for the access point, press the right button.
  8. Select the security settings as necessary, press the right button.
  9. Enter the encryption key, press the right button. (The encryption key field will display an asterisk (*) for each character you enter. If you do not know the key, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point).
  10. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.

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can i hook up my ps3 to a wired internet


Wired Connectivity:

The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.

The following are mandatory. You need:
  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS3)

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When you have a wired connection to the Internet, it is not necessary to adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). If you aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow the instructions to adjust the settings.


  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wired Connection", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.

Sep 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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can not connect to internet Do I need to connect directly to the modem. i have wireless Interent in my home but th emodem is 3 rooms away. Should I get a second modem?


here try this and remember to leave a testimonial.

Wired Connectivity:
The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.
Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.


The following are mandatory. You need:
  • An Internet connection2_bing.gif
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS32_bing.gif)

  • When you have a wired connection to the Internet2_bing.gif, it is not necessaryto adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). Ifyou aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow theinstructions to adjust the settings.

  • Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  1. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. Select "Wired Connection", press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.

    • Wireless Connectivity:
The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.
The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem and a router
  • Access point (Not necessary if using a wireless router with built-in wireless functionality)
  • Settings information for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key)
When you try to connect wirelessly to the Internet, First adjust thenetwork settings. These settings may change depending on the type ofaccess point and the network environment you are in.






Apr 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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i cant connect to the internet


Playstation 3: How to setup your Internet connection This article helps you in setting up the Internet connection for Playstation 3 To enjoy the online capability of Playstation 3, you need to connect it to the internet. You can do it in two ways:

  1. Wired Connectivity.
  2. Wireless Connectivity.

Wired Connectivity:

The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.

The following are mandatory. You need:
  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS3)

wired-connection.jpg

When you have a wired connection to the Internet, it is not necessary to adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). If you aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow the instructions to adjust the settings.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wired Connection", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.


Back to top


Wireless Connectivity:


The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem and a router
  • Access point (Not necessary if using a wireless router with built-in wireless functionality)
  • Settings information for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key)

wireless-connection.jpg
When you try to connect wirelessly to the Internet, First adjust the network settings. These settings may change depending on the type of access point and the network environment you are in.

The following instructions apply most of the network configurations.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wireless", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select "Scan", press the x_button.jpg button.

    The system will search for access points within range and display them as a list.
  6. Select the access point that you want to use, press the x_button.jpg button. (An SSID is a code or a name that is assigned to the access point. If you have no clue which SSID to use or if the SSID is not displayed, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.)
  7. Confirm the SSID for the access point, press the right button.
  8. Select the security settings as necessary, press the right button.
  9. Enter the encryption key, press the right button. (The encryption key field will display an asterisk (*) for each character you enter. If you do not know the key, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point).
  10. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your provider

Apr 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

can u please help me connect my ps3 to play games online i have usb modem connected to laptop, with ethernet cable connected to ps3 from laptop......... i live in australia


Wired Connectivity:

The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.

The following are mandatory. You need:
  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS3)

wired-connection.jpg

When you have a wired connection to the Internet, it is not necessary to adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). If you aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow the instructions to adjust the settings.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wired Connection", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.


Back to top


Wireless Connectivity:


The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem and a router
  • Access point (Not necessary if using a wireless router with built-in wireless functionality)
  • Settings information for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key)

wireless-connection.jpg
When you try to connect wirelessly to the Internet, First adjust the network settings. These settings may change depending on the type of access point and the network environment you are in.

The following instructions apply most of the network configurations.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wireless", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select "Scan", press the x_button.jpg button.

    The system will search for access points within range and display them as a list.
  6. Select the access point that you want to use, press the x_button.jpg button. (An SSID is a code or a name that is assigned to the access point. If you have no clue which SSID to use or if the SSID is not displayed, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.)
  7. Confirm the SSID for the access point, press the right button.
  8. Select the security settings as necessary, press the right button.
  9. Enter the encryption key, press the right button. (The encryption key field will display an asterisk (*) for each character you enter. If you do not know the key, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point).
  10. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.

Feb 20, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Internet Connection


Dear Richard,

Please rate this solution

To enjoy the online capability of Playstation 3, you need to connect it to the internet. You can do it in two ways:

  1. Wired Connectivity.
  2. Wireless Connectivity.

Wired Connectivity:

The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.

The following are mandatory. You need:
  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS3)

wired-connection.jpg

When you have a wired connection to the Internet, it is not necessaryto adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). Ifyou aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow theinstructions to adjust the settings.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wired Connection", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.


Back to top


Wireless Connectivity:


The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem and a router
  • Access point (Not necessary if using a wireless router with built-in wireless functionality)
  • Settings information for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key)

wireless-connection.jpg
When you try to connect wirelessly to the Internet, First adjust thenetwork settings. These settings may change depending on the type ofaccess point and the network environment you are in.

The following instructions apply most of the network configurations.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wireless", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select "Scan", press the x_button.jpg button.

    The system will search for access points within range and display them as a list.
  6. Select the access point that you want to use, press the x_button.jpgbutton. (An SSID is a code or a name that is assigned to the accesspoint. If you have no clue which SSID to use or if the SSID is notdisplayed, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.)
  7. Confirm the SSID for the access point, press the right button.
  8. Select the security settings as necessary, press the right button.
  9. Enter the encryption key, press the rightbutton. (The encryption key field will display an asterisk (*) for eachcharacter you enter. If you do not know the key, contact the person whoset up or maintains the access point).
  10. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.
FOR VISUAL DEMONSTRATION PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDAcmrOVTdk

Dec 17, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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