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Help i have a modem a rounter and ethernet cables and a 80g ps3 and i want to play online wat do i hook wat up to

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How do I hook my ps3 to the internet using a eithernet cable.?
That website has a great guide on how to setup your ps3 for internet connection.
This is what you need to hook up to the net for your PS3
1.You need a MODEM which is the "box thing" that connects to your pc.
1. You need a ROUTER which connects to your MODEM and in to your PC. The router allows for both the PC and the PS3 to use the internet at teh same time. Unplug the wire that goes into your PC and plug into your ROUTER so that the modem is connected to the router not the PC
3. You need to connect your PS3 to the router with an ethernet cable and your PC to the router with an ethernet cable
4. Go to that web site and follow the instruction on how to set up and account on your PS3 and get going online and have fun!! Good luck!

Mar 30, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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When playing ps3 game live i get kicked off the games what is going on

Are you running the live game play through the internal WiFi card or a wired Ethernet cable? If you can try hooking up an Ethernet cable and it solves the problem, you are getting interference from something and you'll have to move the PS3 closer to your router or just try to keep it on the Ethernet cable for online play. That's what I use because it is much more reliable and much faster than WiFi.

If you are running with an Ethernet cable and you are still having problems, the problem may not be with your PS3 but with your router or internet connection. Try moving the cable to another outlet on the router. Check your network settings on the PS3 amd try to set up the network to automatically detect settings.

Depending on the game, you may be kicked off by other users in the game. I've had that happen a couple times because everyone's a critic.

I hope this helps. Good luck and have fun online! Don't forget to rate! Thank you!

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

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I have no computer or cable and need to set up internet on my PS3

??? A router will NOT replace your modem; the router won't work without the modem. If you're going to give advice, please make sure it is somewhat correct.

Okay. So first you need the telephone cord to go from the phone jack into the DSL port on your modem. Then you need the Ethernet cable that came with your modem (looks like a phone cord but much bigger) to go from the ethernet port in the back of the modem into the wan or internet port on the router. Verify that the DSL and internet lights are on on the modem.

For the rest of the setup, watch this . It will walk you step by step in connecting your PS3 to the wireless internet. Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.

Feb 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I need help hooking my ps3 online

Check to see if your modem is wireless and if so you can connect the PS3 wireless and if you dont have a wireless modem consider getting one

Dec 17, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ethernet cable


Get a Router in order for both laptop and PS3 to be online at the same time.

Nov 08, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi there,

You will need a ethernet cable, this can be done aswell through wireless, all you have to do is install windows media player 11 or above, then search for media servers on your ps3 and the ps3 will find it, voila,,, any photos,videos,music etc..... can now be accessed through your ps3, if not wireless connect ethernet cable to your ps3 or modem/router for online gaming but not for accessing your pc files.

May 01, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Hi mon3ymik3,

1. First of all, connect your routers Internet/WAN port to your cable/DSL modem.
2. Configure your router with the settings your Internet Service Provider gave you. The router usually needs to be configured via either a install disc or it's internal webpage. Look up it's default IP and type it into your browser after: http://

(If you don't know them, call their tech. support).

3. Make sure the internet connection works.

4. Look up the settings for a DHCP server and make sure it's on. This will give all the devices connected to the router an IP address within the range or scope you set in there.

5. Connect your PS3 to one of the other ports of the router.

6. Go to your PS3's network settings, make a new connection and set everything to Automatic. Your PS3 will "ask" your router for it's settings.

7. Run a connection test.

8. If test succeeded you should be on your way.

P.S. If you need help configuring your router I will need more information about it. It's brand, it's type etc.

Tell me if it worked.



Jan 17, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Cant go online with my ps3

If you are using a router you may be blocked my the routers firewall. Double check that your IP address and settings are right.

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