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PS3 Internet connection

Ive tried connecting wireless without any luck. I bought an ethenet cable it sttill didnt work.
When I tried the cable with my laptop it was fine.
Does this mean there is a problem with the console and there is no reason why it shouldnt have connected straight away.
Maybe im missing something here !
Any help will be much apreciated as its drinvng me mad

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  • julia12 Mar 01, 2009

    I tried using diferent internet options.

    My router is BT Voyager 21110


  • julia12 Mar 01, 2009

    How do i find the firmware revision on pS3 ?

    Ive just tried again ,when it gets to IP address it timed out

  • julia12 Mar 01, 2009

    The router firmware is fine

    The system software is 2.4

  • julia12 Mar 02, 2009

    Havent had any luck so far.

    Couldnt download to memory stick.

    Will try again later today

    Thanx for your help

  • julia12 Mar 02, 2009

    Ive tried again with no luck

    Please can you talk me through it bit by bit.

    It says to open a file , i dont even know how to do that !!!!!!!

  • julia12 Mar 02, 2009

    I go to the Sony Site and download the update

    Then save it to PS3 folder

    This is beyond me but i wont let it beat me !!!!!

  • julia12 Mar 02, 2009

    im going to get new discs and try again tomorrow

  • julia12 Mar 03, 2009

    Ive tried again and on PS it says No applicable update was found

  • julia12 Mar 04, 2009

    Ive found another problem ! This may have something to do with it !

    I bought the PS3 2nd hand how do I delete the previous owner email ?

    The folder is in capitals

  • julia12 Mar 04, 2009

    Once its done it should pick up the internet connection ?

  • julia12 Mar 09, 2009


    its me again !

    Ive now got a wired connection !

    BUT how do i set up my email as its still has its last owner and is asking me for a password.

  • julia12 Mar 10, 2009

    Ive tried that and i can only put in a user name .

    Where do i go to put in email address ?

  • julia12 Mar 10, 2009

    Ive now managed to set up an account on Playstation network !!

    When i go to Internet browser it asks for a 4 didgit passcode where do i get this from ?

  • julia12 Mar 10, 2009

    Forget that last message

    IVE DONE IT !!!!!!!

    All is working fine.


    My son will think im the best mum in the world !!!!!!!



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Choose the internet option you plan on using.

That should solve the problem.

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  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 01, 2009

    If you've already tried the above and it hasn't worked please tell me the make and model of your router. Thx.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 01, 2009

    Great. Now go HERE

    and download and install the latest firmware for your router. If you're in Ireland, use the one that says FOR IRELAND, of course.

    This is the first and usually the last thing we'll need to do in order to get you online.

    Also what firmware revision are you using on the PS3? The latest is 2.60

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 01, 2009


    It will tell you the firmware you're currently running?

    Were you able to upgrade the router firmware?

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    I'd recommend upgrading the PS3 to 2.60.

    You can do this by following Sony's guide here:

    The part most people mess up is naming the folders.

    You must name them EXACTLY like this PS3-->UPDATE

    They have to be in caps.

    Let me know what happens.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    Where are you getting stuck?

    Tell me exactly what you are doing.

    In brief you need to:

    download the PS3 firmware to your computer.

    Create a folder called "PS3", within that folder a sub-folder called "UPDATE".

    Copy the PS3 firmware you just downloaded into the UPDATE folder

    Eject the usb drive from the computer

    Connect the usb drive to the PS3


    Choose the update via media storage option.

    Follow the prompts.

    That's it, then it will update the firmware.

    Make sure there are no discs in the blu-ray drive when you perform the update.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 02, 2009

    Just save the file, for the time being, anywhere.

    Just remember the location.

    Afters it's done downloading, make those folders PS3 and UPDATE on the usb drive.

    Copy the downloaded file into the UPDATE folder (usb drive)

    Let me know if get stuck.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 03, 2009

    It's critical that you name the folders in capital letters

    PS3---UPDATE---(firmware copied to UPDATE folder)

    Otherwise the PS3 will give you the message it just did.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 04, 2009

    The previous owner's data won't affect the update.

    If you can't get the PS3 to update from your own network then the easiest way past this is to just take it to a friend's place and perform the update from there.

    Sometimes the best solution is the simple one!

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 04, 2009

    I certainly hope so, we won't know for sure until we try.

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA Mar 09, 2009

    Just create a new user all the way to the left.

    Please don't forget to rate my solution as FixYa

    If you still have trouble just send me a comment and I'll reply.

    Best of luck!



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