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PS3 and router

Our PS3 won't run fast enough on the wireless router (characters are jumpy), so I ran a hard line from router to PS3 (through the attic and down the walls) and hooked up that way to get full speed, but it won't work at all online with this hard line. Wireless it woks, but too slow. There seems to be an IP address problem - hard wired PS3 can't find one from the router.

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Re: PS3 and router

You need to make sure that both your router and your ps3 IP settings are set to DHCP or Automatic

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Lately I've seen alot of problems with people having a hard time signing in. Just a tidbit of background, the PS3 is very sensitive when it comes to the wifi card and network card sensitive enough that some modems, routers and modem/router combos have a very hard time allowing the PS3 to function online correctly. Now to get to the fix: unplug all cables from the modem and router for approximately 20 seconds and then plug all cables back in, modem 1st the router. Let the modem and router cycle through its powering and connection routine and then see if your PS3 will sign in. If it won't connect the the PS3 server still then find the reset button on the back of your modem/router or router if its 2 seperate devices and take a ball point pen and press the reset button in and hold it for no more than 9 seconds, allow the devices to cycle through and then try your PS3. If it still doesn't work then do the reset thing again but hold the reset button in for 15seconds this will put the device back to the factory setting (which if you use a passphrase, there will no longer be a passphrase and will make your network unsecure. You can put a new passphrase in using a PC and entering 1 of these 2 ip addresses in the web address bar or those are the 2 common ip addresses. Then go into the wireless tab and follow the intructions. If those ip addresses don't work then on your PC click on the start menu and in the search box type in cmd which will bring up a DOS prompt (Any Windows version XP and older you would type it into the run box) type this in exactly as I do ipconfig you ip address is the Default Gateway and thats the number you will type into the web address bar. NOTE; the most comon username and password to get into the modem or router is admin, admin. Comcast is admin, password1.

Sep 15, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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Cant get internet connestion

Are you hard wiring it? if so you may need to reboot your modem then start the ps3 back up. Don't unplug from the computer and connect it directly to your PS3 because the modem still has the computer's ip address and it won't recognize the PS3 until you reboot it. If it's a wireless connection, check to see that when you scan for wireless connection that the green wireless LED is blinking, meaning it's searching for a signal. If it's blinking, then try resetting the modem and the wireless router as well and give it another try. If the green light does not blink, then there might be a harware issue with your PS3. Good luck

Jun 04, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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What kind of wireless router do i need to hook up my ps3 to go on line and still go on line with the coumpter at the same time.

any type of wirless router or router that has an input for the modem wire. (ethernet) Then one from router to comp (unless running wireless) then one from router to ps3, (unless running wireless)
If running wireless, then you would just need a wireless router. Type G or N. There fairly cheap on ebay and and

Feb 24, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Internet turns off

It's a problem with your unit making a connection to your router. You can do one of a few things:

Uninstall and reinstall your router. Keep all settings default (if you don't, write down everything you do) and keep it to only one encryption key at max.

Distance from PS3 to router can make a huge difference, especially if it's an older router. If you can try either moving the router or the PS3 closer to eachother.

If it is an old router, you may want to consider getting a new one. Some experts will tell you that Wireless G routers are the best for gaming, which is somewhat true but you need to be willing to spend a good amount of money for it. I bought a Belink Wireless N router and my connection is so fast they make me the host of just about every online game. It ran me $60. My router is maximum 15 feet from my PS3 and it goes through 2 walls.

Your type of internet connection could effect it as well. If you have cable it's going to be fast but inconsistant; causing dead moments in your connection. If you have DSL it will run a little slower but very consistant and will almost never cut out.

Words of wisdom: Never turn off your PS3 from the back when the system is powered on; Once a month use canned air to clean out the ventalation system in your PS3; Keep good distance around your vents to give it a healthy air flow; Never set it on carpet as this could pull up more dust and dirt than usual; and when inserting your PS3 disc's try never to touch the shiny part and always either put it back in the case, or what I do is use the lids to my blank CD's to store them in.

Good luck and please rate my solution accordingly.



Jan 25, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Just purchased a PS3, along with Call of Duty 6, but I am having difficulty determining how to access the internet, which I have been told would allow me to play others on line.

If your using an ethernet cable ran to the back of the ps3 then goto network settings and choose automatic configuration and it should find everything for you.

if your using wireless you can choose manual config and choose wireless and scan for your wireless router. If the router doesnt use encryption just keep hitting the right arrow on dpad to choose all the default options and it should work. if your using wep or some kind of encryption then just enter that key when the encryption under the "Use Encryption" option and then just choose the rest as default options.

network settings is under SETTINGS ---> NETWORK SETTINGS

Sep 22, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Xbox live connection keeps crashing.


problems usually happen, when the signal strength drops.
I,d suggest hard-wiring the 360 to the PC or router, for optimal performance.

Thankyou for using fixya.

Mike @ compurepair.

Jan 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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PS3 WEP Key Problems

if its asking for a WEP key then your wireless network is a secured will need to put the same key as you had originally used while setting your wireless network..are you able to connect to the wireless from a laptop?
see the message that comes on your ps3 when you scan for available will know if your wireless has security..
you can chnage the security of your wireless by logging oto it by typing in the laptop browser and then configure/change security settings..hope it helps..

Oct 29, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi GameGirl31,

In order for you to go on-line with the PS3, you will first need either broad band or DSL Internet connection. Once you have that, all you will need to buy then is a wireless router. You will need to hookup the wireless router to your broad band or DSL modem. Once you have done this, you have two option on how to get on-line. You can hard-wire your PS3 to the wireless modem or you can use the blue tooth wireless net-card that is already built into your PS3 to go on-line.


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Apr 06, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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depending on your router, you can grab high gain antennae for it and you should see a dramatic increase in range...

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