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Need help with ps3 internet hook up

Hello! I can't figure out how to hook my ps3 up to the internet. I have roadrunner thou my cable company. The computer work but I can't seem to figure out how to get the ps3 to work. I have a 60gb so can I go wireless maybe??? trying to get the ip address to connect

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Go to the following page to view a step-by-step interactive tutorial:

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Posted on Feb 12, 2009

  • Frank Simard
    Frank Simard Feb 12, 2009

    The above tutorial is on how to hook up the router and the other stuff. The one below will be on how to configure the internet on the Playstation.

    1. Power-cycle ALL network equipment.

      Turn off (unplug) ALL of your network equipment, including any wireless
      access points, routers, Voice Over IP (VOIP) modems, and broadband
      modems for two (2) full minutes. See How to power cycle PLAYSTATION 3 network devices for more details.

    2. Confirm that your internet connection is enabled.

      In the XMB™ home menu, go to (Settings) > [Network Settings ] > [Internet Connection] and select [Enabled].

      ► Show Screenshot

      toggle_box(getObject('expander_box1_link'), 'expander_box1');

    3. Scroll down to [Internet Connection Settings] and press the button.

      ► Show Screenshot

      toggle_box(getObject('expander_box2_link'), 'expander_box2');

    4. When prompted, "Do you want to continue?" select [Yes].

      On the next screen, select [Wireless] as your connection method and press the button.

    5. Pick "Scan" and press the button.

      ► Show Screenshot

      toggle_box(getObject('expander_box3_link'), 'expander_box3');

    6. From the list, pick your SSID and press the button.

      ► Show Screenshot

      toggle_box(getObject('expander_box4_link'), 'expander_box4');

    7. On the next screen, press right on the directional pad to continue - do NOT press the button to [Edit].

    8. Pick your WLAN Security Setting (either WEP or WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK).

      If none, pick [None] (and skip the next step).

      Press the button.

      ► Show Screenshot

      toggle_box(getObject('expander_box5_link'), 'expander_box5');

    9. If you selected a Security Setting, enter your security key with the keyboard.

      Press the [Start] button to exit the onscreen keyboard.

      Press right on the directional pad to proceed to the next screen.

      ► Show Screenshot

      toggle_box(getObject('expander_box6_link'), 'expander_box6');

    10. The system will check your network configuration settings and display the information.

      Press the button to save these settings.

      ► Show Screenshot

      toggle_box(getObject('expander_box7_link'), 'expander_box7');

    11. Test the connection on the next screen. Press the button to start the test.

      ► Show Screenshot

      toggle_box(getObject('expander_box8_link'), 'expander_box8');

    12. When the test is complete (usually less than a minute), it will display the results ("Succeeded" or "Failed").

      If you have successfully connected to your network, congratulations, you have completed the network setup process.

      ► Show Screenshot

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My son has a DNS error on his PS3 and cant get onto the internet....can you help a technophobe

this has helped me in the past.. i hope it helps you out

Been troubled lately by that pesky DNS error? Notice that your PS3 can still browse the net, but not log in? Happen to be a Roadrunner customer? Happen to have any other ISP with a crummy DNS server? Well then read on...

The main issue turns out to be a Roadrunner (or any other ISP's) DNS problem. The fix is simple. When configuring your PS3 network (regardless of wired or wireless), use the manual option. If you use DHCP, leave address resolution at automatic BUT CHANGE THE DNS SERVER ENTRY TO MANUAL.

I replaced the Roadrunner (or any other ISP's) DNS entries with addresses from the Open DNS project which is a free, secure DNS server that anyone can use. It's safe, easy, and works.

The DNS addresses are: or/and

Once replaced, you should have no problem logging in.

here is the url i got it from

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I hav a ps3 40 gb . i am tryin to hook it up thru my roadrunner internet service .how can i do this


In regards to connecting your PS3 to the Internet what need to get a wireless router. Once you have the router then you will connect it to your cable modem. After it is connected then you will go into the wireless setup for the PS3 and point it to your router. This is the best way to setup your PS3. Note some of the newer ISPs are giving out wired/wireless router modems so you may need to contact your ISP's Tech support if you already have one of the router modems.

Let me know if you need more help with the PS3 setup as I have not made screen shots of the PS3 yet but can if you need some more help.


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A cable modem & a router are two different things. You can pick up a "Cisco 'EtherFast' cable/DSL" (wired or wireless) router at Wal Mart for $35. But you need both a modem & router to get your PS3 up & running on the web. Once you get on, you'll need to set up a "PlayStation" account. Unlike the Xbox 360 Live network, PlayStation is free of charge. It's a very user-friendly interface, so you shouldn't have any problems there. Cisco will give you live customer service to walk you through hooking up your router. Please let me know you make out. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know. Good luck, bro.

May 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Roadrunner is broadband, so you have a cable modem, and personally, I have NEVER seen one with wireless capability. You need to go get a wireless router and connect it between the modem, and your computer... follow the set up protocols for the router, and enable WEP encryption. After you have the router up and running, configure your PS3 to the router using its setup proceedures.

After you get the router and PS3 configured, go back into the router configuration, and set your router up to ONLY accept connections from the mac address of the PS3 (find the mac address by going into "network settings" and then "settings and connection status list") and turn off the SSID broadcast, you don't need it running once the PS3 knows the router is their, and by taking these two steps, you significantly increase the security of your network.

Feb 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have no computer or cable and need to set up internet on my PS3

??? A router will NOT replace your modem; the router won't work without the modem. If you're going to give advice, please make sure it is somewhat correct.

Okay. So first you need the telephone cord to go from the phone jack into the DSL port on your modem. Then you need the Ethernet cable that came with your modem (looks like a phone cord but much bigger) to go from the ethernet port in the back of the modem into the wan or internet port on the router. Verify that the DSL and internet lights are on on the modem.

For the rest of the setup, watch this . It will walk you step by step in connecting your PS3 to the wireless internet. Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.

Feb 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Need help with ps3 internet hook up

you can go wireless, but personally wired is better. what router do you have? switch everything off, plug a ethernet cable from one of your ports on router to ps3 then then switch it all on. on ps3 go to settings - network settings - internet connection settings - then select easy - then whether you wanna do it wireless or wired (up to you) then let it do its thing, once its found all your settings you can test the connection.
Have you set up an account on your ps3 yet?

Dec 31, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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There are two way basically, you can either a) hook you PS3 up directly to your router or modem using a CAT-5 cable (RJ-45 or regular old internet cable, whatever you want to call it) or b) hook up to the internet using the built in wireless adapter of the PS3. (provide of course, that you have wireless in range of your PS3)
If you are in your PS3's menu, go to settings and then network settings. You should be able to figure the rest out from there because it basically walks you through it.

Hope that helps

Sorry if the answer seems vague... but the question was a little vague as well, just doin' my best.

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Hooking up to the internet

You would need a 30-60 foot ethernet cable or a wireless router.
Either way, here is the page that has the instructions for hookup. I hope this helps! Good luck!

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Need help with ps3 internet hook up

The ps3 wifi is very finicky --
While the ps3 scans for a hotspot turn the router off then on so the router aquires the ps3.
Goto settings
Goto network settings
Goto network connection, select enable
Goto Internet connection settings just below internet connection-
Push yes when it says you may be disconnected
Select wired or wireless
For wireless use scan or enter manually
Follow on screen instructions.
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If all else fail use the ethernet cable to attach it to your laptop. Then run network setup on the laptop and add the ps3.

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