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MY PS3 WONT CONNECT ONLINE`

I HAVE TRIED PLUGGING THE ETHERNET CABLE INTO MY COMPUTER TO GET ONLINE PLAY BUT THE PS3 WONT CONNECT

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    i unhooked my ethernet cable from my computer an hooked it into my ps3 an id doesnt connect online

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You will need to run the network set up utility for a corded connection

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