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Connecting online Madden 08 ps2


I am trying to connect online to Madden 08, PS2 Slim. First, I go to Game Modes > Play Online. When trying to advance from the EA Nation page, I am knocked back to the memory card screen.

I am given, "No valid EA login found on memory card..." I have the option to Go to Account Setup or Back. Whatever I choose, I am sent back to the screen where you can go copy and delete items from the memory card.

I am using a DSL Broadband router with a Belkin 4 port/wireless router and there are two other computers currently functioning fine. The PS is wired to the router, and I can see the light "on" on the router.

When I ran the online startup disc, I had connectivity. When I try to play though, the (Network configuration) account is not valid. Please help. Thanks for your help.


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Re: Connecting online Madden 08 ps2

I experienced the same problem. I have the ps2 slim. The problem was so bad that i had the slim for about 3 years and still could not play any ea games online. About 2 months ago i finally got it to work though, allowing me to play madden ncaa and many other sports games from ea. I also have dsl broadband just like you. I do not have a router though. I just hooked my ethernet cord straight into the back on the ps2, my computer is really close by. I would reccomend a router though.

Enough of this bs though. Now solving the problem. There was actually a firewall keeping me from connecting to ea servers. Which in turn meant no ea account and no ea play online. Go onto your computer and turn your FIREWALLS OFF. This still may not work though. I done this and an unknown firewall was still blocking it. THERE WAS A FIREWALL IN MY MODEM.
By doing this you will open peer to peer connections with other programs and players online.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

Re: Connecting online Madden 08 ps2

Tht kinda happens 2 me 2. wht i do wen it says conecting.... i jus press back and go into a game session again. try un hooking and hooking ur cable. tht mite help

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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Re: Connecting online Madden 08 ps2

My ea account got locked and i cant make a new one because it said ea account got locked when i am trying to maked a new please

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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Be careful when resetting your router you loose all your configurations that was set everything goes back to default

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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Can you help me with this I don't even have an option in game modus for online play >>>. thx

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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You are using some sort of wireless connection right ? well the playstation two was not made to pick up a wireless connection no matter what router u have. i also had this problem but was told this by circut city manager while returning wirless dlink game router for ps2

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Need help!!!!!!!!!

There should be a setup disk that came with the network adapter.

Put that in, and it's a simple walk-through.

If you don't have it, then Madden 08 has an automatic connection sequence, just go online with it, and it should do it all for you.

If you have a cable connection (Cable Broadband), then its going to DHCP connection (or automatic) If it's DSL, then you may have a static IP address, and you may want to contact your ISP for further help. You would need to manually assign an IP address to your PS2.

If you have it set up correctly, and its a cable modem you've got, then you may want to reboot everything.

Unplug power to the modem and router and also make sure the PS2 is off.

Plug modem back in, then router, and turn PS2 and try connecting agian.


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