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Wireless connection is available in our home, we have connected with this ps3 previously. Now it says it is searching for IP address and times out..before it finds it

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Disconnect router from power and connect it back after a couple of minutes. While router is off also disconnect the PS and do the same

If that does not work go to connection settings and choose Custom setting instead of the Easy setup. In settings choose to obtain DNS and IP automatically. Leave rest of the settings unchanged.

If still no luck, reset connection settings completely following the instructions here. You will need the network encryption key stored in your router to reset settings.


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i don't know if you have the old form of internet where a lot of noise is made before establishing a connection but if this is the connection you have i think you can't get a connection because the IP is changing constantly each time you try to tuse the internet.

Assuming you have a wireless router and a modern internet connection. to connect to the internet i would do it wirelessly, not only does this save the hassle of having to plug and unplug one cable to and from the modem to the PS3 but also it saves you having a big mess of cables.

You should set up a network in your home as this way the PS3 might be able to detect this and attempt to connect to this network (assuming it finds a network). if however it does find a network you will need to input a form of password that allows access to the network to be able to use the internet. This can be usually found in the setup of the router which can be accessed by typing it's IP address into the address bar of your browser. for me the IP address of my router is written under the router itself but i don't know if yours is as well.

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You need to either give your PS3 a static IP address and then put that IP in DMZ in your router, or you need to open up the ports it tells you in the Fifa 09 manual.

 

To put your PS3 into a DMZ (To be done on the PS3 Console) 

Firstly, you will need to assign your PS3 a static internal Ip address. This means that everytime your PS3 connects or "talks" to your router, the router will assign it a different internal IP address. These IP addresses typically run in series. So for example, if your PS3 is the second device communicating with your router, then it will be assigned an ip address of 192.168.1.3. However, if you choose to use your PS3 without the computer being on, the assigned IP address your PS3 has will be 192.168.1.2. As this is different, and obviously will change, it would be stupid setting a DMZ up on one of the above Ip addresses, unless your PS3 was the only device that would ALWAYS connect using that specific IP. 

To make sure that your PS3 is always assigned the same internal IP address by your router, you will need to go to the "Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Settings" option on the PS3 Cross bar menus. 

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Both selections should show a page called "Address Settings". Here you will need to select "Custom". Another page will then display entitled "IP Address Setting". The option "Manual" will need to be selected. 

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IP Address - This will need to have the Static IP address in it. Personally, i use 192.168.1.100. I use this because it is extremely unlikely my Router will ever automatically assign this IP Address to a device, as i will never have 99 other devices connected to the same system. 

Subnet Mask - Is always set to 255.255.255.0 

Default Router - Is the internal IP Address of your router. 
To get the exact ip of your router you should go to 
Start 
Run 
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Type in ipconfig and hit enter, this should come up with all the ip addresses to do with your computer and the network. The address you will need to enter in this option is listed as "Default Gateway". 

Primary DNS - Same IP Address as "Default Router" 

Secondary DNS - Same IP Address as "Default Router" 

After entering all of these IP Addresses, you will now click "Enter" or hit the "right" button on the D-Pad. This will take you to a screen which says "MTU" at the top. My setup has this as Automatic, solely because i haven't a clue what MTU actually means or does.This won't affect your ability to set up a DMZ. 

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Now head over to your PC, and load up your internet browser. In the Address Bar, type the IP Address of your router (the one you found using the Command Prompt earlier) 

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When you have found this, it will ask you generally to input the IP Address of your DMZ Host, which is just the static IP address you assigned to your PS3 earlier, my example was 192.168.1.100, so we'll stick with that. Then click "apply" or similar. 

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Assuming the media test works (So the cable/wireless connections are OK) then it's possible that you're out of available IP addresses in the router. It shouldn't be a problem (Most router configs allow for over 250 IP addresses), but it might only have limited leases.

Try switching everything off (Except for the router), restart the router and then try the PS3. That should rule out a problem with DHCP

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Network settings vary depending on the network environment and the devices in use. The following procedure describes a typical setup when connecting to the Internet using an Ethernet cable.

1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the PS3™ system.
2. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

3. Select [Internet Connection Settings].

Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

4. Select [Easy].

After you confirm the network configuration, a list of settings will be displayed.

Depending on the network environment , additional settings for PPPoE, proxy server or IP address may be required. For details on these settings, refer to the information from your Internet service provider or the instructions supplied with the network device.

5. Save your settings.
6. Test the connection.

If you select [Test Connection], the system will attempt to connect to the Internet.

7. Confirm the connection test results.

If a successful connection has been made, information on the network will be displayed.


Internet Connection Settings (wireless connection)
This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Set the method for connecting the system to the Internet. Internet connection settings vary depending on the network environment and the devices in use. The following procedure describes a typical setup when connecting to the Internet wirelessly.

1. Check that the settings for the access point have been completed.
Check that there is an access point connected to a network with Internet service near the system. Settings for the access point are typically set using a PC. For details, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.

2. Confirm that an Ethernet cable is not connected to the PS3™ system.
3. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

4. Select [Internet Connection Settings].

Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

5. Select [Easy].


6. Select [Wireless].


7. Select [Scan].

A list of access points within the range of the PS3™ system is displayed.

Depending on the model of PS3™ system in use, you may have the option [Automatic]. Select [Automatic] when using an access point that supports automatic setup. If you follow the on-screen instructions, the necessary settings will be completed automatically. For information on access points that support automatic setup, contact your local retailer.


8. Select the access point that you want to use.

An "SSID" is an identification name assigned to an access point. If you do not know which SSID you should use or if an SSID is not displayed, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point for assistance.


9. Check the SSID for the access point.
10.Select the security settings that you want to use.
The types of security settings vary depending on the access point. Contact the person who set up or maintains the access point for information on which setting to select.


11. Enter the encryption key.
The encryption key is displayed as a series of [*]. If you do not know the encryption key, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point for assistance.

When you have finished entering the encryption key and have confirmed the network configuration, a list of settings will be displayed.

Depending on the network environment, additional settings for PPPoE, proxy server or IP address may be required. For details on these settings, refer to the information from your Internet service provider or the instructions supplied with the network device.

12. Save your settings.
13. Test the connection.

If you select [Test Connection], the system will attempt to connect to the Internet.

14. Confirm the connection test results.

If a successful connection has been made, information on the network will be displayed.

Internet Connection Settings (advanced settings)
If you are unable to connect to the Internet with basic settings, change your settings as necessary. Adjust each item as necessary for your particular network environment.

1. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

2. Select [Internet Connection Settings].
Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

3. Select [Custom].

Adjust each item as necessary for the network environment in use. The items displayed vary depending on the settings you have selected.
Connection Method
Set the method for connecting to the Internet. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Wired Connection

Make a wired connection using an Ethernet cable
Wireless
Make a wireless connection via a wireless LAN
WLAN Settings
Set the SSID of the access point. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Scan
Scan for a nearby access point.

Select this setting when you do not know the SSID of the access point. The system will detect nearby access points and display information on the SSID and security settings.
Enter Manually Specify the access point by entering its SSID manually using a keyboard.

Select this setting when you know the SSID.
Automatic U
Use the automatic setting feature of the access point.

This setting is available only in regions where PS3™ systems that support this feature are sold. Select this setting when using an access point that supports automatic setup. Follow the on-screen instructions.
WLAN Security Setting
Set an encryption key for an access point. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

None Do not set an encryption key.
WEP Set an encryption key.

The encryption key can be entered on the next screen. The encryption key is displayed as a series of asterisks.
WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Authentication Setting
These settings are available only on PS3™ systems sold in Korea and are available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

None Do not set authentication information.
EAP-MD5 Set authentication information when using public WLAN services.

Enter your user ID and password on the next screen. For details, refer to the information supplied by the public WLAN service provider.
Ethernet Operation Mode
Set the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method. Usually select [Auto-Detect].

Auto-Detect Automatically set basic settings.
Manual Settings Manually adjust the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method.
IP Address Setting
Set the method for obtaining an IP address when connecting to the Internet.

Automatic Use the IP address allocated by the DHCP server.

You can enter the DHCP server host name on the next screen.
Manual Set the IP address manually.

You can enter values for the IP address, subnet mask, default router and primary and secondary DNS on the next screen.
PPPoE Connect to the Internet using PPPoE.

You can enter your user ID and password on the next screen.
DNS Setting
Set the DNS server.

Automatic Automatically acquire the DNS server address.
Manual Manually enter the DNS server address.
MTU
Configure the MTU value used when transmitting data. Usually select [Automatic].

Automatic Automatically set the MTU value.
Manual Specify the maximum size of data packets (in bytes) that can be sent in one transmission.
Proxy Server
Set the proxy server to be used.

Do Not Use Do not use a proxy server.
Use Use a proxy server.

You can enter the proxy server address and port number on the next screen.
UPnP
Set to enable or disable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play).

Enable Enable UPnP.
Disable Disable UPnP.

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