Tip & How-To about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

How to use a ps3 wireless controller.

Ensure your playstation 3 is properly set up and connected to Plug the power cord for the PS3 wireless controller into one of the usb ports on the front of the PlayStation 3.

Plug the power cord for the PS3 wireless controller into one of the USB ports on the front of the PlayStation 3.
Plug the other end of the power cord into the access port on the top of your wireless controller.Allow the wireless controller to charge, leaving it plugged into the PlayStation 3 undisturbed for several hours to gain a full charge.Disconnect the PS3 wireless controller from the power cord. Press the PS button to start up the PlayStation 3. The PS button is in the middle of the controller. It is clear and displays the PlayStation logo of a letter P and a letter S molded together into one shape.Use the wireless controller to control the PlayStation 3, exactly as you would have with a corded controller for earlier PlayStations.


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My controllers wont sync to the ps3 or charge on it but they charge when i plug them into the PC. i had the "Maximum power reached" message thing plop up then my ps3 crashed and now they dont charge or sync whats wrong?


yea i have noticed my ps3 isn't charging stuff either it only does charge when its turned on im pretty sure theres a setting to charge while the ps3 is off To sync:
  • Connect the USB cable (provided with the controller) into the data USB port on the top of the controller. Insert the other end of the controller into one of the two USB ports on the front of the system.

  • Power on the television and the Sony PlayStation 3. You are going to see a series of lights flicker on the top of the wireless controller.
  • Press the PS3 button in the middle of the controller. This tells the gaming system it is connected. A single light appears on the controller.
  • Remove the gaming controller from the PS3. You can now use it wireless. It is also possible to remove the USB cable from the PlayStation if it is blocking your field of view.
  • Jan 15, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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    hi, am having problems connecting my orb ps3 wireless conntroller.i have no instructions


    all you need to do is connect the controller to the usb ports using the usb power cord and the controller should then sync automatically to the system.
    i hope i have helped let me know how it goes

    Jan 02, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    Can you hook the ps3 up to the internet wirelessly


    Yes you can connect wirelessly to the internet with your ps3.

    Minimum Requirements
    • PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
      Note: PlayStation 3 40GB / 60GB / 80GB / 160GB models ONLY (20GB model does not have built-in Wi-Fi connectivity)
    • SIXAXIS™ wireless controller (and USB cable)
    • AC power cord
    • A high-speed Internet account (cable or DSL) with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
    • Router

      • Wireless router compatible with 802.11b or 802.11g Wi-Fi standards
      • Or an Ethernet (wired) router with a Wireless Access Point (WAP)
        You may need to open firewall port numberson your router to connect to the Internet.
        The PlayStation 3 will not connect to the Internet through the USB ports.
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    • Updated system software installed on your PlayStation 3
      Visit PlayStation 3 System Software Update to download and install the most recent version.
    • Your Wireless Network Settings

      • SSID
        You will need to know the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of your wireless network. Also make sure the WAP or wireless router is set to broadcast the SSID; otherwise, the SSID will NOT appear on the PlayStation 3 scan results.
        If you do not know this information, speak to the person who configured your home network (i.e., wireless router) settings.
      • WEP or WPA Security Key
        If your wireless network access is security-enabled (encrypted) from open access, you will need to know your WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security key or password
        If you do not know this information, speak to the person who configured your home network settings.
      • MAC address
        You may need to enter the Media Access Control address (MAC address) of your PlayStation 3 into your WAP if it is required by your network settings.

    Nov 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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    PS3 controller Problem


    I just fixed mine. The controller itself needs to be reset. There is a reset button on the back of the controller, above the top right hand corner of the square with all on the information and barcode. Press it with a sharp tipped object while still connected to the PS3 via USB cable. Then press the PS button and you should be back on wirelessly.

    Oct 16, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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