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PS3 - Wireless network problem

Got PS3 & netgear router. Get logged on to network ok and can browse the store etc but when I try and go on line it get kicked as server times out or loses connection.

Managed to play motorstorm once online in about 50 attempts. Other games also die on me before I get it. I have also checked and there is no ip address conflict.

Netgear have opened all the tcp & udp ports that sony publish should be opened and I manually reset the ps3 settings ip address etc just in case the scan was not working properly.

Sony said get netgear to set a DMZ outside the DHCP range and then call them back to set something but Netgear said this wouldn't work and would leave my computer open to attack !!

Quickly losing the will to engage with technology ! Please help !

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Re: PS3 - Wireless network problem

Check your bandwidth, you might not have sufficient speed to run the application, I got cable and the odd times I got booted too.
Welcome to the world of wireless frustration.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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Have problem going online, after inputting all info the first time it logged on fine and a atomatice update took place. But after that, the next time i switched on and the ps3 try to log online , a error...

Once you have all the wireless settings of the router, you are ready to connect the play station or the x-box to the wireless network.

Play Station

Now go to the settings page of the PLAY STATION

If you get confirmation screen displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet. click YES ==>
select EASY ==>
select WIRELESS ==>
SCAN ==>
you will see your SSID ( wireless network name)==>
select the security settings ( router wireless settings)==>
enter the KEY ==>
select the IP address settings EASY ==>
save your settings ==>
Test the connection .

Jan 23, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My ps3 cant find my wireless network anymore

get your router name and go through manual setup, your brother may have accedentally made your wireless network hidden, to change that go to or .0.1 and log in and chang the settings to default

Sep 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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How do i reset our wireless network setting on my playstation 3?

On the back or side of your router their is a button that resets it to the original factory settings. Hold that button down for 5 or more seconds then release it.

Everything should be back to normal, also you will have to reconfigure that router

On the bottom of the router the user name as password might be------> user= Admin Pass=password

Jul 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 internet connection problems

Hi there
do you run it wirelessly or with an ethnet cable? also have you tried enetering the settings manually from the wireless setup menu? entering the network key in capital letters etc? sky broadband seems to be very fickle. as i have no end of problems with it disconnecting and running very slowly.

Jun 03, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Tried to get on line with ps3 went to network put in enable went to put in wirless went to scan found my internet and it wants me to put in wep dont no what that wep is

WEP is short for Wired Equivalency Privacy and it is a security protocol for Wi-Fi networks.

If it is asking for your WEP, you will need to know what the password you entered into you wireless router was. That same password will need to be entered into the field on your PS3.

If you are unsure of the password, try logging onto your wireless router and check the settings out under wireless security.

To identify your wireless router web page, type the model into Google and look for the online link. If you didn't set a admin password then the default one will still be active.

If you still have questions, drop another post.


Apr 17, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cant play online without the modem being by my ps3?

Yes, using a longer ethernet cord will work, but the PS3 has a bult-in WiFi card that can connect to any wireless router (you can buy a wireless router from a computer store like BestBuy).

If you are going to buy a wireless router, see if a wireless G-mimo or wireless N with signal boost is within your budget. Try looking through the network settings to see if you can connect through the wireless router.

Or just get a longer ethernet cord and run it directly to the PS3 from the router. Ethernet cords are the most reliable connection, granted you are on a good internet connection, they won't get interference from things like mobile phones, cordless phones, microwaves, TV's etc.

I have both the PS3 and Xbox 360 and the only thing I like better about the PS3 is the free online game play and Blue-Ray. Other than that, they're even. Good luck and have fun online! If you find me (wraith0127) say hi! Don't forget to rate. Thank you!

Mar 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 wireless internet problems

It sounds like a defective wireless antenna. Connect your PS3 via a long network cable and see if you can get online. If you can, the problem is a defective antenna.

Assuming you purchased the PS3 from a store and have the reciept, you should be able to get it swapped or fixed via warranty.

Good luck and take care,

Aug 06, 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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Setting up wireless connection

Make sure your Netgear router is working correctly and is allowing the PS3 access to it. I suggest visiting the Netgear website ( and searching for the Router you have. Also try taking down any firewalls that are set up on your computer this will allow the PS3 unlimited access to the connection.

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