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PS3 Networking HELP

I am running a Linksys Wireless N home network with a computer that runs XP and a new computer than runs Vista. I cannot get the PS3 to connect to my network. It sees the SSID but does not connect to the äccess point". I am running WPA2-Personal security for the home network.

I have gone into the settings for the PS3 and tried to manually configure. Now I've changed so much (settings) I'm not sure where to start.

Any solutions to my problem?

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The way this was resolved for me (and I know someone else mentioned it in an other post here), was to enter the DNS server addresses manually in the PS3 network settings AND use tetertiary DNS server from my ISP as either the primary or the secondary DNS server. Voila... I am upgrading my PS3 software as I write this.... ..btw, this also fixed the similar problem I had with my PSP..

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Here is a general guide I wrote. For Vista, however, I think you will have to go to the sharing tab instead of the advanced tab when you are browsing the properties of a connection...
1. Get a CAT5 or CAT6 crossover cable. The cable that came with the PS3 is a normal Ethernet cable, therefore it cannot be used for this operation.
2. Make sure you have two sources for network communication. For example, you can have 2 ethernet ports on your computer, or you can have a wireless card and a Ethernet port etc. It helps to draw out a connection blueprint such as this:
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3. Connect your computer to the modem and verify that you have an Internet connection. Then, click on Start, go to settings, control panel. Double click on Network Connections, and identify the connection to your modem (Network card 1).
4. Right click on the modem connection, and choose properties. Next, click on the advanced tab (Sharing tab for Vista users), and check the “allow other users to connect…” checkbox. After the checkbox is checked, click on the “Home networking connection” drop down box and select the name of the second network connection. Click OK and exit the properties window.
5. Finally, connect the CAT5 crossover cable from the second network adapter of the computer to the PS3, and voila, your Internet connection is now routed to your PS3. Please be aware that your computer must be on in order for your PS3 to stay online. In the long run, a router may be a much better device to use than your computer, since it consumes only a fraction of the electricity than your computer does.

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First off you have a wireless router hooked up to your ISP correct.
anually set a static IP for your wireless connection (When going through the network setup in Network Settings --> Internet Connection Settings (wireless), choose Custom instead of Easy when the page asking for either appears).
Set the IP address to something outside your DHCP range. e.g. (for dlink router) or (Linksys router)Default gateway should be the IP of your router. For dlink, this should be and Linksys should be Server can be the same as your default gateway, mentioned above.
Subnet Mask should be you're using some sort of encryption (WEP, WAP, etc), set it in there as well when it asks to do so.
And that should get you going. I actually haven't done this on the ps3, but its my info from experience with regular pc to pc networking.
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note the wireless key.

go to your ps3. and turn it on log on ect. go to settings and down to network settings (right at bottom).

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keep going right untill you have to enter any settings. and write your WEP Key (Not WKA). (wireless key from back of router).

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First you need to find a Windows wired or wireless device already connected to the network in order to find out the required settings

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