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Network problems Ok my connection for my PS3 was working for about 1-2 months. Then when our network suppler had a problem for a few days and we went offline for a few days when it came back online my PS3 wouldn't find my IP address. I have a wired D-Link router with a 100 foot network cable. Also our connection when it a full potential is 10MBps. So I was wondering why would it just all of a sudden not connect?

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Trying to launch netflix streaming and i got the message "there was a problem communicating with the Playstation network. Please try again later." How do i fix this?

Apascual67 -
There are quite a few problems that could lead to you getting that message. In order of easiest to hardest to fix, here's a few of them:
1: It could be that your PS3 is not connected to the internet.
  • Try going to the browser on the Playstation, and try loading a basic webpage, like If that works, then try Netflix again.
  • If you're not connected to the internet, then go back to the main menu, and go to the internet (or maybe it's called network, not sure) settings. Sign in to your home or dorm's wireless network, if there is one. I can't help you with that, as each network is different.
  • If you cannot connect to a wireless network, or if one is not present, then try connecting your PS3 to the internet using an ethernet cord, if you have one. (It looks like a phone cord, but the ends are bigger.)

2: If you are connected to the internet, and you still can't access Netflix, then there's a few more things to try.
  • Most easily, turn your Ps3 off then on again. I'm not super sure if that will fix it, but it can't hurt to try.
  • Make sure that you're using the correct username/password to sign in to the Playstation Network, and that you're using the right combo for Netflix.

3: If none of those work, then there could be a deeper network problem. Perhaps your home internet is set up incorrectly, or maybe Sony or Netflix are having server problems. Whatever the reason, I can't help beyond this.
Good luck!

Mar 03, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Get stuck changing net settings, ie ssid...

if your home is set up with wireless modem or router and your computers are connected wirelessly its pretty simple to set up. more likely you or someone who set it up probably set it up securely meaning with security key and password. So you do have to know few things about your home network. like what is the name of your home network (SSID). the security setting of your home network. and finally the password of your network. if you don't know these things about your home network you will not be able to get connected wirelessly. but if you do have these info on hand read along....

JUST MAKE SURE YOU DO HAVE A WIRELESS HOME NETWORK... it definitely wont work if you don't have a wireless setup and u are trying to connect wirelessly. people overlook this no brainer.

1) go to Settings
2) Network Settings
3) Internet Connection Setting. confirm on "O.K."
4) easy *it may or may not give you a message reading "checking network configuration2_bing.gif"
5) wireless

from this point on you need to know few things about your network.....

6) scan -- once scanned it'll give you other wirelss access point for you home network and some other near your home along with few information such as SSID (which is what you set your network to be -- i.e. "the jones" or "linksys" or "summer home" or "my connection" etc etc) SECURITY (this is the password you set up your network with) SIGNAL STRENGHT (usually your network will be the strongest among your neighbors since you are closer to your router)
7) highlight your network and press x . (you should know what it is) selecting on the other network will probably not do you any good since it'll probably be all locked with password and such and so should yours be.
8) SSID which means service set identifier basically mean the name of your network. if your home network is set up with security and password your home network will not show up under SSID (this is one of the things you need to know about your home network. if you don't know ask the person who set up your home network)
9) on WLAN SECURITY SETTING2_bing.gif page (this is another thing you should know about your home network or ask the person who set it up) -- most people i deal with have a WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK security password yours may be different so choose the one that you used.
10) WPA KEY - which basically means password. input the password you used to set up your home network (this is another thing you should know about your home network or ask the person who set it up)
**it'll give you "checking network configuration"
11) if you input all the correct info you should get the "setting list" screen
12) press "X" to save the setting
13) do the connection test and if all things were entered correctly you should have success.

all this seems complicated just reading but if you follow it step by step its easy. you just need to know the name of your home network, the home network security setting, and the password of your home network.

on the other hand if you are setting up a wired connection it makes it a whole lot simpler. you don't need to know your network name, security key, and password.

make sure you have the ethernet cable plugged in to your ps3 and to your modem or router

1) go to Settings
2) Network Settings
3) Internet Connection Setting. confirm on "O.K."
4) easy *it may or may not give you a message reading "checking network configuration2_bing.gif"
5) wired
6) auto-detect
7) automatic -- for the IP address setting
8) do not set
8) automatic -- DNS setting
9) automatic -- MTU
10) do not set -- PROXY SERVER
save connection setting
test connection

if your home network is set up and u got the ps3 connected it should work

May 19, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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The connection to the playstation network fails

sounds like a problem with the wireless network card.

Go thru these instructions to get your ps3 to recognize your wireless router, if it doesn't work then you know that your wireless network card in the ps3 is bad:

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

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PS3 was connected to the internet until a few days ago. Now we get the error message 8013030F. Help.....

This this and see if it helps 1. Check/Edit your network connection 2. Verify Signal Strength 3. Then do a network connection test 4. Reset your modem, Router Etc

Nov 26, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 error 80710723

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 :)

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

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Playstation network problem

download straight to comp than transfer over cd-rw
then install the disk in your playstation and run the settings

May 19, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Playstation network problem

Wired connection or wireless? If you are using wireless, try switching to wired temporarily and see if the PS3 stays connected.

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

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Ps3 help

OK, so i just went through this whole deal and its actually not too hard, and i gaurentee you will never have to do it again...
1) hook your ps3 as a wired connection to your router, you may need to go buy a really long cable to do this if you cant move your router in distance.
2) connect it automatically through the setup and it should work fine and connect, if not then i think your fucked.
3) go to network setting > setting and connection status list, write down all the info you can which is shows.
4) unplug the LAN cable, and go back to wireless setup.
5) do a manual setup for IP settings, and type in all the info you have, but DONT type in a WEP or WPA... EVEN IF YOU KNOW YOU HAVE ONE (mine has one but i didnt need it, but if it doesnt work the first time then hell try your passkey)
6) click enter and test connection and it should work!!
hope this helps cuz i see alot of people asking the same question and i had to spend 3 hours figuring it out for myself.

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

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