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My ps3 would connect to the internet

1. i put all the necessary information i need but it doesn't help
2. i put the correct IP address to my ps3 but says it timed out
3. i have been having a lot of trouble and its getting frustrating
4. i dont know how to make my wireless adapter to connect my ps3 to the internet
5. how do i get the wireless adapter connect the ps3 to the internet without a cable

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  • lveratadeo Apr 16, 2009

    thanks for the solution, you really helped me alot, my ps3 is running great, putting the router closer did help thanks

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Try connecting to your router with a cable and see if that is able to get you online.

If it does, then 9/10 its a signal problem.

If it doesn't, then you have a settings problem.

Also, is your router close enough to the ps3 to supply sufficient signal to the console? From my experience, the router needs to be pretty close to the ps3 for it to get a good signal or if you have a wireless N type router. Wireless b/g routers usually need to be very close to their source for it to be fully effective as the ps3 requires.

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I cant play online becouse of this a NATtype3 what dose this mean


Nat 3 is the result of being hooked into a router without being properly setup for data transfer. essentially it is restrictive.

There are 3 ways to change your Nat type to type 2 or 1. (Nat type 2 meaning that it is properly setup without restrictions behind a router, and Nat 1 being a direct connection to the Internet).

1.) Hook the PS3mag-glass_10x10.gif directly into the modem will result in a Nat type 1, but of course that means disconnecting everything but the ps3 and that's an unnecessary hassle.

2.) Going into the router settings and Port Forwarding the PS3's necessary ports to the Ps3's ip address.

3.) Probably the simplest (on most routers) and most effective is to go into the router and set the PS3's ip address in the DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone), essentially the router doesnt have any say from what comes and goes to the Ps3, which is good so the connection isn't hampered.

Feb 14, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Internet connection problems


Troubleshooting Internet Connection Problems The purpose of this section is to give general tips
on troubleshooting your Internet Connection

While there are many possible configurations, I'll try and cover the most common ones.

Making Sure You Have Correct IP Information
Basic PING Tests
Browser Configuration

Making Sure You Have Correct IP Information 1. Make sure you have the correct IP scheme for your network. This would include the:
  • IP Address
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway
  • DNS Servers
2. There are a few ways you can see what IP addresses are being assigned.
But generally for:Win9x - Start / Run / command
Windows2000/XP/Vista - Start / Run / cmd
The run IPCONFIG /ALL. A sample where a router is used is in the following graphic.
ipconfig.jpg 3. IP Address:
If you have a router, common examples would be:
192.168.0.x, 192.168.1.x or 10.0.0.xIf you are directly connect to your DSL or Cable Modem, you should have an IP address that would correspond to something from your ISP.
What you don't want to have is something like 169.254.x.x. This means you are not getting and IP address assigned and needs to be resolved first.
4. Subnet Mask:
Also make sure you have the correct Subnet Mask. Most commonly this would be 255.255.255.0 5. Default Gateway:
Make sure you have the correct Default Gateway IP address.
With a router, this is typically the IP address of your router. 6. DNS Servers:
Make sure you have the correct DNS Servers. Sometimes this is the IP address of your router, so it would be the same as the Gateway IP.
Sometimes (as in this example), it is the actual DNS servers used by the ISP.
7. Possible causes for not getting an IP address assigned are:1. Defective cable, network card or port on the router. Make sure you are using all known working components.
2. Your router is not configured for DHCP (which would automatically be assigning IP addresses).
But you need to have this correct before proceeding.
Basic PING Tests 1. This and can be done from that same command prompt you used to run IPCONFIG 2. Try pinging the router's IP addresse.g. ping 192.168.1.1
If you get a reply, then your connection to the router is working.
If you don't get a reply, then you need to double check your network card, cable, port on the router. You might also see if any other computers on the network can do the same.
3. Try pinging an external site by IP address e.g. ping 4.2.2.1
If you get a reply, then you have a connection to the Internet.
If you don't get a reply, there are several things you can try:
1. Double check that the router is connecting to the Internet. Typically you can access the router through your web browser and check it's status.
2. Take the power off your DSL/Cable modem and Router. Plug the modem back in a wait a minute or so. Plug the router back in and wait a minute or so. Then restart your computer.
3. Winsock Fix - It is possible that the Winsock Registry entries have gotten corrupted. This is getting to be a more common problem. See WINSOCK FIX for clean ones you can download
4. Try pinging an external site by Namee.g. ping www.yahoo.com
If you get a reply, then you have a connection to the Internet and DNS is working
If you don't get a reply, there are several things you can try:
1. Double check your DNS entries
2. You many need to use the same DNS IP address that your ISP or Router is using.
3. On rare occasions your ISP has problems with their DNS servers. But that is rare in comparison to misconfigured computers.
If your PING tests work but you are having problems browsing sites on the Internet 1. If you could ping external sites by both IP address and Name, but cannot browse the web, likely your web browser is misconfigured. 2. Double check that you don't have an incorrect or not needed Proxy server assigned.For the Internet Explorer - Tools / Internet Options / Connections tab / LAN settings button. Uncheck both Automatically detect settings and Use a proxy server for your LAN.

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When i pull up internet explorer page, and type in www.yahoo.com I get error 80710723 after trying to connect for about 2 min. What do I need to do?


Go into "Local Area Connections - Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) " and then change my settings from "Obtain an IP address automatically" to "Use the following IP Address". I then added the information needed.
and the same with the DNS address.

Oct 31, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation 3


the DNS should be informed by your internet service, but most times the system recognises the DNS by looking for it on the router .

it's happening to you because the IP is got from the router (and it'll be always correct), but the DNS ,that allows you to connect to your internet service must not be correct .

try using the default automatic settings when asked, the ps3 system will try to find the DNS and everything else necessary for your internet connection .

Jul 28, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ip address


change its setting from atomatic to mamula and then via using you computer go to RUN type CMD and then there type Ping you will get IP address from here then paste it on Ps3 internet setting..

Jun 23, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 keeps saying it can't obtain my ip address. Why is that? and how do i solve this problem


this is because when you hook up a internet cable to the ps3. its searchign for a connection.
You may be behind a firewall or router. you probably need your router password put in if you are indeed using a router. Otherwise if your not hooked up to the internet you have no need to go to "Network" in the consoles homepage.

IP address is your personal connection address on the internet. Assigned by the company you rent it from for you Home internet connection.

Hope this helps.

I hear Resistance 2 for ps3 is gonna be amazing Have Fun!

Feb 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Cant to get a friend to join online playing Smackdown vs Raw 2008


There is usually two reasons for this.

The first one is the game is just having server problems.

The second one is usually the problem and that has to do with your router settings causing you to have a 'NAT Type 3' connection which can cause connection issues with other players.

Having a closed or limited NAT on your gaming console will cause a variety of issues. Similar to strict, moderate or open on an Xbox 360, the PS3 offers Type 3, Type 2 and Type 1 NAT results. These break down as follows:
Type 1 - Connected directly to the internet (no router/firewall). Should have no issues.Type 2 - Connected through a router properly. Should have no issues.Type 3 - Connected through a router without open ports or DMZ setup for PS3. Everything should function properly, but you may have connection, voice chat or other issues.While most everything will function properly regardless of what your NAT setting is, your best bet is to set up your PS3 so that you can obtain a Type 1 or Type 2 NAT. Since most of us have routers at home for connecting multiple computers or devices to the internet, chances are the best we will get will be Type 2. Thankfully that's fine and everything will work properly.

If you have not adjusted your settings on your PS3 or router, chances are you have a Type 3 NAT and probably never knew it. With a few simple changes you too can have a Type 2 NAT. Order now for just $19.99. But wait, there's more. joker.gif

The first thing you will want to do is check your network connection. Head on over to the Network Settings tab on the XMB. It looks like this:

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Once there choose the Internet Connection Test item. It looks like this:

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You will receive a warning letting you know that you will be signed out in order to perform the test. Choose okay. If you have not made any setting changes in your PS3 or Router, chances are you will receive the following message:

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The warning reads: "When the NAT type is type 3, chat or the communication features of games may be restricted. For more information, refer to the online instruction manual."

If you run the test and have Type 2 or Type 1, stop fooling around and go play some games! If, however, you have Type 3, read on for help on opening up your NAT.

In order to open up your NAT on your PS3 you will need to make an adjustment on your PS3 and on your router. First you will want to set up your PS3 for a static IP address. This means turning off DHCP and assigning your PS3 a single, static IP address. Before you start this process head over to the network tab on the XMB and choose "Internet Connection Status." From here note your current IP address, your subnet mask, your default router and primary and secondary DNS settings. Write these down, you will need them in the following steps.

To do this, visit the Internet Connection Settings tab on the XMB. It looks like this:

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From here most of the settings can simply be passed through with default settings. There are two areas, however, that you have to change. The first is choosing a Custom address setting (instead of Easy).

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From here, you will want to choose Manual IP Address Setting:

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Remember the settings you wrote down from your status page? You will need them here. You will have to enter in the static IP Address you want to assign to your PS3, the Subnet Mask (which is usually 255.255.255.0), the default router (the IP address of your router, most often 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.100.1), and the Primary and Secondary DNS settings. You will have to input all of these numbers. This is made much easier with a DVD Remote or keyboard.

Please NOTE - You will want to set the last number of your IP address high enough that other wireless or wired items on your network will not be assigned the same number through DHCP. While DHCP had chosen .3 as an IP address for my PS3 initially, I bumped it up to .23 because I have less than 23 items in my network. If you do not have DHCP enabled on your router, you do not need to worry about this and can simply choose an IP address that does not conflict with your other devices and which is available through your router.

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Once you have all of the settings input, press X to save them. Your settings will change and the PS3 will offer to perform an Internet Connection Test for you. If you let it do the test now chances are you will still get a Type 3 NAT connection. Don't fret little bear, we still have one more step.

In addition to making the necessary changes on your PS3, you will also have to open up some ports on your router. The ports you need to open are:

TCP: 80, 443, 5223
UDP: 5223, 3478, 3479, 3658

I have a Linksys Router and my port forward settings page looks like this:

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Depending on what type of router you have, your settings page may look different. In order to obtain an open or Type 2 NAT, you will need to open those ports listed above.

You can see in my screen capture that my PS3 is listed with its static IP address that I set above (.23) and that all of the necessary ports are forwarded to that IP address. The X listed items above (.24) are for my Xbox 360 so you don't have to worry about those.

Once you have forwarded these ports and saved your settings its a good idea to unplug and plug back in your router. This will refresh everything on your network connected to your router. Once done head back to your PS3 and perform an Internet Connection Test. If you did everything correctly you should receive the following page:

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Congratulations, your NAT is now setup and working properly!

Jan 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 Wireless issues


Network settings vary depending on the network environment and the devices in use. The following procedure describes a typical setup when connecting to the Internet using an Ethernet cable.

1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the PS3™ system.
2. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

3. Select [Internet Connection Settings].

Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

4. Select [Easy].

After you confirm the network configuration, a list of settings will be displayed.

Depending on the network environment , additional settings for PPPoE, proxy server or IP address may be required. For details on these settings, refer to the information from your Internet service provider or the instructions supplied with the network device.

5. Save your settings.
6. Test the connection.

If you select [Test Connection], the system will attempt to connect to the Internet.

7. Confirm the connection test results.

If a successful connection has been made, information on the network will be displayed.


Internet Connection Settings (wireless connection)
This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Set the method for connecting the system to the Internet. Internet connection settings vary depending on the network environment and the devices in use. The following procedure describes a typical setup when connecting to the Internet wirelessly.

1. Check that the settings for the access point have been completed.
Check that there is an access point connected to a network with Internet service near the system. Settings for the access point are typically set using a PC. For details, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.

2. Confirm that an Ethernet cable is not connected to the PS3™ system.
3. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

4. Select [Internet Connection Settings].

Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

5. Select [Easy].


6. Select [Wireless].


7. Select [Scan].

A list of access points within the range of the PS3™ system is displayed.

Depending on the model of PS3™ system in use, you may have the option [Automatic]. Select [Automatic] when using an access point that supports automatic setup. If you follow the on-screen instructions, the necessary settings will be completed automatically. For information on access points that support automatic setup, contact your local retailer.


8. Select the access point that you want to use.

An "SSID" is an identification name assigned to an access point. If you do not know which SSID you should use or if an SSID is not displayed, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point for assistance.


9. Check the SSID for the access point.
10.Select the security settings that you want to use.
The types of security settings vary depending on the access point. Contact the person who set up or maintains the access point for information on which setting to select.


11. Enter the encryption key.
The encryption key is displayed as a series of [*]. If you do not know the encryption key, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point for assistance.

When you have finished entering the encryption key and have confirmed the network configuration, a list of settings will be displayed.

Depending on the network environment, additional settings for PPPoE, proxy server or IP address may be required. For details on these settings, refer to the information from your Internet service provider or the instructions supplied with the network device.

12. Save your settings.
13. Test the connection.

If you select [Test Connection], the system will attempt to connect to the Internet.

14. Confirm the connection test results.

If a successful connection has been made, information on the network will be displayed.

Internet Connection Settings (advanced settings)
If you are unable to connect to the Internet with basic settings, change your settings as necessary. Adjust each item as necessary for your particular network environment.

1. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

2. Select [Internet Connection Settings].
Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

3. Select [Custom].

Adjust each item as necessary for the network environment in use. The items displayed vary depending on the settings you have selected.
Connection Method
Set the method for connecting to the Internet. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Wired Connection

Make a wired connection using an Ethernet cable
Wireless
Make a wireless connection via a wireless LAN
WLAN Settings
Set the SSID of the access point. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Scan
Scan for a nearby access point.

Select this setting when you do not know the SSID of the access point. The system will detect nearby access points and display information on the SSID and security settings.
Enter Manually Specify the access point by entering its SSID manually using a keyboard.

Select this setting when you know the SSID.
Automatic U
Use the automatic setting feature of the access point.

This setting is available only in regions where PS3™ systems that support this feature are sold. Select this setting when using an access point that supports automatic setup. Follow the on-screen instructions.
WLAN Security Setting
Set an encryption key for an access point. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

None Do not set an encryption key.
WEP Set an encryption key.

The encryption key can be entered on the next screen. The encryption key is displayed as a series of asterisks.
WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Authentication Setting
These settings are available only on PS3™ systems sold in Korea and are available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

None Do not set authentication information.
EAP-MD5 Set authentication information when using public WLAN services.

Enter your user ID and password on the next screen. For details, refer to the information supplied by the public WLAN service provider.
Ethernet Operation Mode
Set the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method. Usually select [Auto-Detect].

Auto-Detect Automatically set basic settings.
Manual Settings Manually adjust the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method.
IP Address Setting
Set the method for obtaining an IP address when connecting to the Internet.

Automatic Use the IP address allocated by the DHCP server.

You can enter the DHCP server host name on the next screen.
Manual Set the IP address manually.

You can enter values for the IP address, subnet mask, default router and primary and secondary DNS on the next screen.
PPPoE Connect to the Internet using PPPoE.

You can enter your user ID and password on the next screen.
DNS Setting
Set the DNS server.

Automatic Automatically acquire the DNS server address.
Manual Manually enter the DNS server address.
MTU
Configure the MTU value used when transmitting data. Usually select [Automatic].

Automatic Automatically set the MTU value.
Manual Specify the maximum size of data packets (in bytes) that can be sent in one transmission.
Proxy Server
Set the proxy server to be used.

Do Not Use Do not use a proxy server.
Use Use a proxy server.

You can enter the proxy server address and port number on the next screen.
UPnP
Set to enable or disable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play).

Enable Enable UPnP.
Disable Disable UPnP.

Nov 09, 2008 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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DNS error


try this at DNS # 4.2.2.2 and 4.2.2.1

Oct 18, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Internet fails from dns


To access the internet from a home broadband network you need the router appropriately configured on the WAN or internet service provider (ISP) side and the attached computer to have an appropriate IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS addresses assigned to the network adapter.

Based solely on the title you should understand the following the belief here is that the PS3 is missing DNS address(es).

DNS address(es) are IP address(es) for servers that convert names like www.fixya.com into IP addresses to send messages to normally.

Your ISP generally assigns DNS addresses for your use.

How do DNS addresses get into the computer's network adapter configuration where they are needed? There are two ways generally in home networks someone manually puts them into the computer or someone enters them into the router and via a service called DHCP they get placed in computer's network adapters configured to accept information from the DHCP service on the router.

If the heading of this problem is correct the PS3 appears to be complaining because the DNS address(es) have not been configured into the computer or the router by the user as expected by the PS3's network adapter. I have no PS3 experience however I believe this information may help to resolve your issue.

I hope this helps

Dec 16, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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