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I am trying to connect my ps3 to my computer but it doesn't pick up my wireless router during a media search any ideas

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Re: connecting to pc

Does your router allow the ps3 on. check your router's settings

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Sony PS3 wont recognise a disc (DVD or Game), wont bring up the disc icon. Can bring up saved info on the hard drive. Says needs ethernet connection when searching for media. Approx 3 years old.

First, try giving it a good cleaning. I have had to put a lens cleaner through mine a few times because my kids keep getting grubby little finger-prints on my discs, and this apparently soils the lens. Or else dust jus eventually accumulates. As far as your media search problem goes, this really depends on the type of internet connection you have.

1) For a wireless router connection, make sure you have selected "wireless" under "network settings"> "internet connection settings". select "custom" settings to select this option. this will give you the option ton scan for your your WLAN or enter your SSID(network ID) manually. then you will be asked for your security type(WEP or WPA.) select the correct option based on your router settings, then enter your passkey. then coninue to scroll through the options, selecting the default and "automatic" settings, making sure UPnP is enabled when prompted.

If this doesn't solve your problem, reply to this answer and give me a few more details about your network setup, and I'll try again.

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Constantly being logged off playstation network. different error codes all the time. One will say Dnla error. thensersvers are experiencing high traffic.another onbe is no media servers are available. My...

Your problem could technically be caused by a number of things , the most common ( I experience it quite often at my in-law's ) is incorrect / default settings on your router . If your internet provider gives you a wireless router / dsl modem combo ( like AT&T Uverse ) the default settings are horrible . 1st thing to do is identify your router ( brand / model # ) & obtain the default administrator password ( either from the manufacturers website / user guide or by calling ( ex. AT&T ) . Once you have the administrator login & password , you can fine tune your network settings .
You will need to have a pc connected to the router with an ethernet cable ( at least for configuring , then you can disconnect & use wireless ) . You will then need to open a internet browser , & type in the router's web management console address ( , , or you can find it in the router manual ) & hit enter . You should now see a page with user & password blanks for you to login .
Once you have logged in you can start configuring the router for better performance , media sharing , coverage , & security . I recommend doing a google search on your particular router to get some good ideas / presets for you to configure ( if you don't know what something means don't just start changing things for the heck of it ( you could very easily screw up your whole network ) .
If this doesn't resolve your issue , try connecting with an ethernet cable instead of wireless , try disconnecting other devices on your network ( if you have a lot of devices ( pc's , phones , game systems , etc... )) , finally try performing a system restore if all else fails .

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My ps3 will connect to the homenetwork but not the internet.

Wired or wireless and what model is it? The 20 GB model does not have WiFi on it. Just making sure it was not that model. Also, you may have to mess with the DMZ on your router.


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try moving ur ps3 closer 2 ur router dat should make da connection stronger. but another thing is wen da internet router is used by too many appliances certain ones for example ur ps3's internet becomes weaker. i hope dis helped=)

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you could try getting a wifi adapter and creating an access point, you can connect that way if your ps3 has wifi I have a laptop with windows XP Pro and have been trying that my desktop PC with Vista Home can see it.
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At the moment all of them have internet w different IP's (,,etc.). What I want to achieve is that I can use the Printer that is connected via USB to my PC Vista (desktop) and share files. Right now the only thing been able to do is that my PC Vista see my Laptop but Can't find my PC on my laptop. Anybody, Help?
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Assuming the media test works (So the cable/wireless connections are OK) then it's possible that you're out of available IP addresses in the router. It shouldn't be a problem (Most router configs allow for over 250 IP addresses), but it might only have limited leases.

Try switching everything off (Except for the router), restart the router and then try the PS3. That should rule out a problem with DHCP

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This same problem happened to me awhile ago. The way I fixed it was I went under settings to network settings. Then went down to media server connection and disabled that. Once I did that I had no trouble at all updating games. Hope this helped :)

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Hi there,

You will need a ethernet cable, this can be done aswell through wireless, all you have to do is install windows media player 11 or above, then search for media servers on your ps3 and the ps3 will find it, voila,,, any photos,videos,music etc..... can now be accessed through your ps3, if not wireless connect ethernet cable to your ps3 or modem/router for online gaming but not for accessing your pc files.

May 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Go to settings
-network settings
-make sure media server connection is "disabled"
Should clear it iup

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Apr 12, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ive got a 40gb ps3 and a bt home hub wireless router how do i connect ps3 to computer ps ps3 is upstairs and pc downstairs

look on the back of your home hub. there should be a Wireless Key in a Grey box. (BT Home Hub wireless settings)

note the wireless key.

go to your ps3. and turn it on log on ect. go to settings and down to network settings (right at bottom).

(Im not sure of the next section because im currently on a network but it should be an option to find network).

anyway you search for networks. should find your home hub.

keep going right untill you have to enter any settings. and write your WEP Key (Not WKA). (wireless key from back of router).

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