Question about Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console
Until today, I never had any issues getting online, I have a wired connection into a router, acting as DHCP server, then into a cable modem. Today, though, I could not get online, I was connected to my router, but not to the internet. I kept on getting the above DNS error code. After searching around here, I couldn't find a solution, so I began to look at the problem more closely. Your ISP provider typically gives its customers several DNS IP's and these are stored in your router in the setup menus, usually on the very first page. The ps3 automatically gets the top two DNS IP's and stores them in your network config menus. If, by chance, your 1st DNS IP goes dark and is not recognized by your internet provider, then typically, the client (usually a pc) attached to the router uses the next one down the list, so no problem. BUT, with the sony ps3, there is a problem. The ps3 does not go to the second stored DNS IP. The solution to this problem, if it happens to any of you, is to manually enter your DNS IP's, but reverse their order of importance. Once I did this, I had no problems and internet activity returned as usual. I did a search on Sony's tech support forums and found countless people having similar issues. Hopefully, Sony will fix this annoyance in a firmware upgrade, in order to utilize the second DNS entry but who knows?
Few Solutions Offered by Different People in the Forums :-
1. WIRED CONNECTION > CUSTOM > MANUAL SETTINGS > AUTO DETECT > AUTOMATIC > DO NOT SET > MANUAL ( DNS1 : 126.96.36.199 , DNS2 : 188.8.131.52 ) > AUTO > DO NOT USE > ENABLE > X > X
WIRELESS > ENTER MANUALLY > ( ENTER SSID OR CONTINUE ) > ( CHOOSE SECURITY OR CONTINUE ) > CUSTOM > AUTO > DO NOT SET > MANUAL ( DNS1 : 184.108.40.206 , DNS2 : 220.127.116.11 ) > AUTO > DO NOT USE > ENABLE > X > X
2. Re Configure your Internet Connection and it would Solve the Problem.
3. First thing is first. Bypass the router and hook directly to your PC or PS3. Play around for one to two hours. Do you frequently get disconnected? Can you maintain your connection? If not, try the other one meaning try the PS3 if you hooked directly to the PC. If they both have the same problem, you have a bad connection. Try replacing the ethernet cables. Did that fix the problem? If not, then you might have a bad modem or a bad connection. You could replace the modem but I would suggest calling your ISP and having them perform some tests. It would do you a lot of justice at that point. Tell them all the steps that you did.
If you have no problems directly connected, it might be the router. I have had many problems with routers and had to replace a few. I doubt two ethernet cables are bad but that could be the problem if they are older and worn out. Also, the ethernet cable from your modem to your Router could be bad as well.
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I am Sorry, but there could be many Reasons :(
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Posted on Dec 12, 2009
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