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DNS error when connecting PS3 to internet

I'm attempting to access the net with PS3 using a wireless internet connection connected to my laptop via USB and an ethernet cable from the laptop to the ps3. Obtaining an IP address is sucessful however DNS fails. Any assistance would be helpful. I also purchased a router today only to find that I my wireless modem only has USB connection. Any suggestions

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  • jeniferpass Jan 10, 2009

    yeah icant sign in because of the dns

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Same

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    mate same thing what is the fix.I do not want a router.

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You could try getting a wifi adapter and creating an access point, you can connect that way if your ps3 has wifi I have a laptop with windows XP Pro and have been trying that my desktop PC with Vista Home can see it.
MY Components:
-Desktop PC with Vista Home (Main PC, connected to Internet with Ethernet to a Linksys Wireless Router B and G).
-Get internet thru cable TV (broadband),from this cable modem plugs to router and from router to PC Vista(desktop)
-Linksys Wireless G/B Router
-G-Card for my Laptop Windows XP Pro and
-Playstation 3 capable of sharing info and use printer

At the moment all of them have internet w different IP's (000.000.0.001, 000.000.0.002,etc.). What I want to achieve is that I can use the Printer that is connected via USB to my PC Vista (desktop) and share files. Right now the only thing been able to do is that my PC Vista see my Laptop but Can't find my PC on my laptop. Anybody, Help?
-When I turn On my media sharing in my PS3, my internet on Laptop loses it while PS3 search and find,then, because laptop lost wireless,the PS3 looses the laptop and I get wireless back. I knowis a stupid setting but tired of workin back n forth. Thanks

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None Do not set an encryption key.
WEP Set an encryption key.

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WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
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None Do not set authentication information.
EAP-MD5 Set authentication information when using public WLAN services.

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IP Address Setting
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Automatic Use the IP address allocated by the DHCP server.

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PPPoE Connect to the Internet using PPPoE.

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Proxy Server
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Do Not Use Do not use a proxy server.
Use Use a proxy server.

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UPnP
Set to enable or disable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play).

Enable Enable UPnP.
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