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Can't connect ps3 internet

I have a 60 gb ps3 and i have dsl and a wireless router. i've tried to connect it wirelessly and with an ethernet cable but neither will work. any help appretiated.

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Re: can't connect ps3 internet

I had a similar problem with my cousins playstation. we found a solution by turning of the modem/router and the playstation completly (the switch on the back), plugging the ethernet cable in the playstation, and then turning them both on. it should register and work completly. hope this helps :)

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

Re: can't connect ps3 internet

My ps3 is 60gb and i have succeded on downloading the internet but...
it says go to [settings] and then go on [system update]
and i know how to do it but it fails on downloading that =[

if there is any one who knows how to fix this email me at,


Posted on Oct 23, 2008

Re: can't connect ps3 internet

I have the same problem but here's what I'll do and you should do, call your internet provider (eg.AOL which is America Online) and tell them you need help connecting your PS3 to the internet. Then hopefully they will give you a step by step guide on the phone telling you what to do.

If it still dosen't work call Sony.

Good Luck!!!

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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Re: can't connect ps3 internet

Using a wireless router you may need to drop your firewall to connect to the internet on ps3. you definately need a dsl connection and a playstation network account which can be attained at (Note: some wireless routers have built in firewalls which in some cases cannot be turned off)
if you are using a standard Cat 5 connection through a dsl modem you should be able to connect by plugging in PS3 instead of computer from DSL modem via Cat 5 to PS3. Then setup your system (PS3) for your specific connection.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

Re: can't connect ps3 internet

Try entering the WAP code or whatever security you have correctly. If it still refuses to work try plugging in your brain by sticking your index finger and middle finger in the socket.

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You can either connect your unit to the internet by way of an ethernet cable connection or by wireless. (Which your model has as a built-in feature.)

You'll of course need a high-speed internet connection and a wireless router. All you should have to do is connect the ethernet cable from the unit to the router.

If you would like to connect by wireless, use the PS3 to locate wireless access points in your local area, find your router and connect to it. I recommend using wireless security of course...

Not sure how else to really answer your question. Let us know if you need more specific instructions here. Please be more specific if you need help with something in particular during the process.


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