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Online Not sure if this went through but i want to know how to go online using either an ethernet cord or wirless.(preferably wireless) I also want to know what to buy in order for this to work properly.

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Hi GameGirl31,

In order for you to go on-line with the PS3, you will first need either broad band or DSL Internet connection. Once you have that, all you will need to buy then is a wireless router. You will need to hookup the wireless router to your broad band or DSL modem. Once you have done this, you have two option on how to get on-line. You can hard-wire your PS3 to the wireless modem or you can use the blue tooth wireless net-card that is already built into your PS3 to go on-line.

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Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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The problem lies in the wireless connection. Either the wireless adapter on the game console, or with your wireless router. Although wireless internet makes it easier to get online and play, it is actually the worst choice for online gaming. this is due to the lag time in the signal relay to the router. Wired internet is the best choice for online gaming. If you can hook your console up to a wired internet connection, then I suggest you do that.

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How cann i easily get my ps3 hooooked up to the internet???


here is the most simple way using your computer modem

Yes, you can setup with just a modem for broadband access and still play online with the PLAYSTATION®3. You will not be able to access your PC and PLAYSTATION®3 online at the same time. The following steps need to be taken to play using just a modem:
  • Unplug the power cord and the USB cable or Ethernet cable coming from the modem.
  • Wait two minutes and then plug the power cord back in which will reset the modem.
  • Take the straight through Ethernet cable and run it from the LAN port on the back of the PLAYSTATION®3 into the ethernet port on the modem (you may need to unplug the Ethernet cable already in there. Also, make sure a USB cord is not connected to the modem as this will cause your PLAYSTATION®3 not go online).
Turn on the PLAYSTATION®3 to log into the PLAYSTATION®Network (you may need to log in manually if your settings are not set to automatically login). When you are done with your online activity with the PLAYSTATION®3, turn off the PLAYSTATION®3 (refer to the Quick Reference manual) and then follow these directions:
  • Remove the Ethernet cord going from the ethernet port on the modem to the LAN port on the PLAYSTATION®3 out.
  • Reset your modem as you did before my unplugging the power cord for two minutes and then replug the Ethernet cable/USB cord coming from the PC to gain internet access onto your PC. (Please note that this step can be skipped if you do not want to have internet access on your PC at this particular time or do not have a PC at all.)
  • When you would like to log back onto the PLAYSTATION®Network please follow the steps beginning at the top.
The modem setup should appear like this:
modemonly.jpgFrom there, please follow these instructions (from SCEA):
  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, and then press the "X" button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", and then press the "X" button. When a message stating that the Internet connection will be terminated is displayed, select “Yes”, and then press the "X" button.
  3. Select "Wired Connection", and then press the "X" button.
  4. Select "Easy" or "Custom" and adjust settings as necessary. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the required settings.
Note: You should always choose Easy before going onto to adjusting the Custom settings. In most cases, the Easy settings will work and are set automatically.

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Can i hook up my ps3 to a wireless laptop with an ethernet cable?


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I cant play online without the modem being by my ps3?


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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!

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Can it be done?


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