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Ps3 My computer is wireless do I also need a router to connect to my ps3

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You need a wireless router to connect your wireless computer and your ps3 by the use of the Wi Fi features of both machine

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How do i set my ps3 up to get online

Take the ethernet only and attach it to your router. If you are not already using a router for your computer internet connection then if your router has connection software that needs installing for network setup for the router only you run the software on the computer after connecting the router to the PC.

If you use the oruter for your PC connection already then do the following.

  • Connect the Ethernet from the PS3 to the router0
  • On the ps3 Go to settings
  • Go to network settings
  • Go to network connection, select enable
  • Go to Internet connection settings just below internet connection-
  • Push yes when it says you may be disconnected
  • Select wired or wireless
  • For wireless use scan or enter manually
  • Follow on screen instructions.
Once that is set up return to main menu and go to network near the right.

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Dec 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have a PS3 in one room and my computer and internet in another. I have bought a wireless router but it is hooked up in the room with the computer. I don't want to have to run a cable to the other end of...

Check your wireless network name in your computer if it is wireless enabled.
Then go to your PS3. Go into the network settings and check if the wireless connection is detected.
When you check the network settings, make sure that ip and dns settings are set to automatic.
After that you would need to open some ports on the comp for your PS3 so that you can play online.
Also let us know the make and model no of your router so that we could tell how to open the ports on the router GUI.
Very first thing your PS3 should detect the wireless connection on it.

Feb 21, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can you hook up the ps 3 to the internet router to get online with out using a computer

do you have a wireless router?

depends on how your internet is set up

but if your internet is set up like this

internet plug on wall>>>wireless router>>>>main computer

then you can connect to the wireless router without having the computer to be on

if you can use the wireless internet using a laptop then i dont see why it wount work for the ps3

if you dont have a wirekless router and your internet router has several eithernet ports then you can run a either net cable from the router to the ps3

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

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We have a PS3 120GB need help to connect wireless to internet

plug a router into your computer, then go to your ps3 settings then connect with the internet. should work, ps3's have wireless already came with them.

Dec 11, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Do I need a 2nd modem to hook my ps3 up to the internet? My ps3 is no where near my can I get it hooked up to the internet?

I would use a wireless router. Then you can use ps3 or laptop in the house. Or run ethernet from main router/modem to the ps3. You can buy the ethernet cables at and and they can go a few hundred feet.

Nov 16, 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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Roadrunner is broadband, so you have a cable modem, and personally, I have NEVER seen one with wireless capability. You need to go get a wireless router and connect it between the modem, and your computer... follow the set up protocols for the router, and enable WEP encryption. After you have the router up and running, configure your PS3 to the router using its setup proceedures.

After you get the router and PS3 configured, go back into the router configuration, and set your router up to ONLY accept connections from the mac address of the PS3 (find the mac address by going into "network settings" and then "settings and connection status list") and turn off the SSID broadcast, you don't need it running once the PS3 knows the router is their, and by taking these two steps, you significantly increase the security of your network.

Feb 14, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 online with a router

Greetings ray001,

Yes, you will be able to connect to your PS3 using a wireless router. The wireless router will not see it as a PS3, but another computer with wifi that wants to connect, it will assign an ip address and you will be set to go.

Thank you,

Agent Dort,
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Apr 13, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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