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I cant get onto the internet with my playstation 3 .

I have a 40gb playstation 3 and i have 3 usb modem for my internet. I have connected an ethernet cable from my pc to my playstation but it tells me it is unable to find my ip adress or that i dont have my ethenet cable connected. Do i need to get a different internet provider? Why cant i connect?

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  • o8alyssa Jan 24, 2009

    my ip addres get founf but then it tells me i need to update my system but when it does it it says it cant find my connection

  • batdog819 Feb 08, 2009

    each time i try to sign on the system tells me unable to find ip address. i just got the internet and the system so i am kinda lost



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You can use a crossover cable, but you will have to setup Internet Sharing on your PC and, I assume, manually assign an IP to the PS3. You will also have to keep the PC on all the time. I think the better solution is to get a router or switch and use a straight ethernet cable fron your modem to the router, and another one to the PS3.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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Use a HUB with that cable, or get a Crossover LAN cable (WalMart or Microcenter $5.99

You cannot connect 2 LAN devices directly to each other with a straight-thru cable. Connection will bounce up/dn/up/dn

You need to use a HUB or switch and 2 straight-thru cables... or get a crossover cable ;-)

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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If u can get online Playstation Network to the point wer features like adding friends become availible then there shiould be no problem. If you cannot sign in to playstation network then there is a something wrong with your network aettings. If an arror code comes up type into google something like "What does error code *********** on the PS3 mean???". Be specific

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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