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How to connect a playstaion 3 to the internet

Here are 2 ways to connect your PlayStation 3 to the Internet; using a wired (Ethernet) connection or through a wireless connection.
1. Wired Connection 1. Make sure that your PlayStation 3 is connected to a broadband-enabled network using an Ethernet cable.

2. Click Settings in the Home menu, then Network Settings.


3. Click Internet Connection Settings . Then press the button.
4. A message will pop up saying that you will be disconnected from the Internet. Choose Yes. Then press the button.

5. When you are given the choice of connection methods choose Wired Connection.
6. Choose Easy - the basic settings are automatically set.
7. Now click Save.
8. If you want to you can now test your wired connection by clicking Test Connection. Your PlayStation 3 will now try and connect to the Internet. If the connection isn't successful you should follow the instructions which will appear, to check your settings.
2. Wireless Connection 1. Click Settings in the Home menu, then Network Settings.
2. Click Internet Connection Settings . Then press the button.
3. A message will pop up saying that you will be disconnected from the Internet. Choose Yes. Then press the button.

4. When you are given the choice of connection methods choose Wireless Connection.
5. Now choose Scan. Your PlayStation 3 will now search for any available access points and show these in a list.
Note: Some PlayStation 3 models have an 'Automatic' option, which if followed will complete the required settings for you automatically. Simply click on Automatic if the access point you are using supports automatic setup.
6. From the list of access points choose one which you'd like to use.
7. Check the SSID for the access point, press the right button. If you don't know what the SSID is then you should contact the person who setup or runs the access point for more information.
8. Select the security method necessary, press the right button.


9. Enter the encryption key. This will be shown as a series of asterisks (*). If you don't know what the encryption key is you should contact the person who setup or runs the access point for more information.
10. Now press the right button.

11. Choose either Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.

    • Easy - the basic settings are automatically set.
    • Custom - you will need to enter the settings manually.
12. Now click Save.
13. If you want to you can now test your wireless connection by clicking Test Connection. If the connection isn't successful you should follow the instructions which will appear, to check your settings.

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Before you can go online on the PS3, there is need for you to have either a wireless lan network or a wired network with an ethernet cable.
If you are using a wireless network, here is how you go about it
  1. Make sure your wireless Internet connection is active and at full strength. Unplug the PS3's Ethernet cable if it is plugged into the system.
  2. Turn on the Playstation 3 game console and select "Network Settings" under the "Settings" option in the main menu.
  3. Select the "Internet Connection Settings" tab and select "Yes" when the system displays a new screen saying you will be disconnected from the Internet.
  4. Select "Easy" on the next screen that asks what type of installation you want to use.
  5. Select "Wireless" when it asks you what type of Internet connection you have.
  6. Select "Scan" on the next screen.The system will search for all available Internet connections in the area.
  7. Select your home Internet connection when the screen pops up displaying the available Internet options. Select your security settings and enter your encryption key. Save your settings.
  8. Test the connection by selecting the "Test Connection" option. If the connection has been made, your network information will appear on the screen.
If you are using a wired connection. just go over the same steps but select the wired connection instead of the wireless connection.
Hope this was helpful? Please comment for more information.

Jan 21, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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HOW DO YOU HOOK UP A PLAYSTATION 3 TO THE INTERNET


It can be done via a wired and a wireless connection. For the wired connection, you just need to hook the ethernet cable at the ethernet port on your PS3. For the wireless connection, you just need to set it up under the Network Connections on your System Settings for the PS3.

Aug 23, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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you can set your playstation 3 online by two ways, 1- by a wired connection, and 2- Wireless,

1-Wired Connection: Plug an ethernet cable from your highspeed modem to the back ethernet input on your ps3 system, and follow on your ps3: Network Connection > Internet Connection Settings > Easy > Wired Connection. and follow steps
2- Wireless Connection: You must have a Router connecting ethernet cable from your intenet modem to the router, and follow on your ps3: Network Connection > Internet Connection Settings > Easy > Wireless Connection and follow steps,

hope this helped you on setting up your ps3 connection :)

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

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wired nor wireless connections for my ps3 wont work


if you setup your wireless in adhoc mode like useing the pc wirless it wont work because ps3 doesnt see adhoc wireless.

and for the ethernet connection is the pc setup right. you have to enable internet sharing on the accuall interface that has internet..
If local area connection 1 is connected to internet and local area connection 2 is plugged into ps3 then under local area connection 1 settings you have to set share this connection and in the drop down menu select local area connection 2. other than that you need to buy a router.

Sep 20, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Connecting Laptop wireless and Desktop wired to the router


Do you need to see the desktop or just share folders from each other? If the latter then you need to do the following:

Use Windows Explorer and select a folder you want to share. Right click and select sharing and security.

On the sharing tab click on Share this folder. Enter a share name ( I like to enter the PC name _folder name; Rick1_Downloads)

Click on Permissions. If your ok with everyone using the PC's and Laptops having access then highlight Everyone and click on Full Control.

Do this on each PC and Laptop.

That should be it or darned near close.

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