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Ip and proxy error

I got dsl internet and a comcast motorola cable modem, when I hook my ethernet cord from the modem to the ps3 and try to set it up it says it cant find my ip address or my proxy server. how do I fix this

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  • therobread Feb 19, 2008

    well it gets to the point where it says obtaining IP Address and internet connection but it says obtaining IP Address timed out

  • therobread Feb 20, 2008

    yea i have dsl, im doing a wired connection on a motorola cable modem i fixed the ip address problem and it suceeds now but i cant get a internet connection all it says is there is an DNS error (8070201) or something like that

  • MondasM May 11, 2010

    are you sure you have dsl (adsl) internet since these use adsl modem / router combos but not a cable modem...

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Well, if you know how to setup the ip addresses manually both on your modem / router and on the ps3 i recommend you do that... but bear in mind that your dhcp server (on your modem / router) should prohibit automatic assignment of that same ip address with your ps3... for that you have to specify a range of automatically assignable ip addresses apart from your ps3...

if you have the dmz (demilitarized zone) option on your modem / router, set it up for the ip address of your ps3, which you've setup manually...

example:

router ip: 192.168.2.1
ps3 ip: 192.168.2.10
ip address pool: 192.168.2.100 - 192.168.2.250 (this shpould be manually setup not to interfere with the fixed ip address of the ps3)
dmz host: 192.168.2.10 (ip address of the ps3, which enables "opens" all of the ports for this ip address)

apart from that if you use any proxy servers to connect to the net, you have to specify these in ps3 settings as well...

there are a lot of threads on various forums on how to tweak your network connection to optimize for ps3...

i hope this solves your problem...

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