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Connecting to the Internet

I'm having problems connecting my Ps3 to the net. Im using a NTL cable modem with an Ethernet connection but when i try to set the ps3 up to connect it just keeps saying "cannot obtain IP address" Ive even typed the IP address in manually but still nothing. Is it the modem that's the problem or a problem with the ps3 or just me Any help would be greatly appreciated

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  • Wilson-ps3 May 11, 2010

    hey there.



    not really having any knowledge on computers, whats the easiest way to connect my ps3 (which is in my room) downstairs to the wireless internet?



    thanks.

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Turn off the PS3, unplug the power to the cable modem, let them sit 5 mins. Plug in the power to the cable modem ONLY, wait for all lights to be on steady except for the activity light Then turn on the PS3 and check the network IP addy.

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