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Playstation 3 when i try to go online it keeps saying ip address timed out

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  • reeper79 Apr 18, 2008

    when i try to go online ip address o.k but have dns error

    am with virgin media broadband wired



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You both need to talk to your network admin if you have one or your ISP (Internet Service Provider)

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How ya going im tring to conect my play station3 to the internet and when i try to obtain my ip adress it keeps saying attempt timed out

r u using a router?? if so then u have to reset ur router settings it seems like u set ur router to have a specific IP address, u have to leave it givin way IP's automatically

Jun 03, 2010 | Sony Video Game Consoles & Games


Solution For: Can't login to Playstation Network (PSN) getting an error code...

I periodically get an issue that I can't log into my PS3 PSN account. It provides back an error code like 80710092.

I noticed this happens whenever hacker groups seem to be going after Sony with Denial of Service (DOS) attack.

You go to Sony's web site and it says all there services are up.

So what the heck?

The advice provided is to reboot your modem ... wait 3 minutes ... for me this did not help

Here is my theory and my fix ... hopefully it helps you

When Sony is getting attacked it has to protect itself to keep its services up so it has software at its firewall to try to automatically detect hackers and block them from getting in. Unfortunately, this software is not fool proof. Sometimes legitimate customers are trying to get in with repetitive retries and they are flagging us as hackers in the DOS account. Bottom line is that our IP addresses are all blocked in their firewall so that they can keep their service up.

So net result, you cant get in in but many of your friends still can.

Solution: Get a new IP address. Unfortunately, the technique for achieving this varies by internet service provider and technology.

My advice:
(1) Go to this site to determine your real IP address that is being blocked.

(2) You need to get this changed.

(3) Options:
- Call your Internet service provider to get them to reset
- Unplug your modem for an period of time (might be 3 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes ... this varies by service provider)
- Log into your modem and release your IP address and renew it (you need to be a bit technical for this one and have the admin password to your modem)

(4) Once completed, you can go to this site to make sure that the address is changed.
If different you should be good to go.

on May 24, 2015 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My playstation does sign in it says it cant obtain the ip address

restart ps3 keep trying if not leave it a day try it it will work good luck

May 11, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Connecting internet to the playstation 3

Before connecting the ethernet cable to the back of your Playstaion3 hold the modem reset button for 15 seconds, when 15 secs are up connect the ethernet cable to your ps3 system, wait until tour Comcast High Speed Internet goes online again (all the lights are showing fine) then try setting up your Playstation connection settings again, it might work since now you have reseted your modem and the modem will send information to new device, I hope this information works for you, :)

Apr 13, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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On my ps3 wireless connection its says failed.. IP address timed out.. and wont let me online.. Any help??

Unplug your wireless router and your modem and after about 30 seconds plug them both back in. Wait about a minute for the devices to reinitialize and try to go back online.

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Playstation 3 online

go to ur network settings and then go to deatils and it tells u ur ip adress and dns server and othe stuff to type in

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Ip address

get the ip from your wireless router

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My ps3 will not connect to my wireless internet

Try setting a static ip address on the PS3:-

First you need to find a Windows wired or wireless device already connected to the network in order to find out the required settings

Windows XP
1. Click start --> (sometimes settings) --> Control Panel --> Network Connections
2. Double click on the active connection which will say connected underneath
3. Click Support
4. Click Details
5. Now the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS and Alternate DNS which are displayed should be noted.

Windows Vista
1. Click Start --> Control Panel --> Network and Sharing Center
2. Click on "View Status" to the right of your connection
4. Click Details
5. Now the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS and Alternate DNS which are displayed should be noted.

Set these values under "manual settings" in the PS3 but add 1 to the last number for the IP Address as this has to be unique on your network

Jan 04, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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unplug power from modem or and router for 30 seconds. Plug back in and turn on ps3. It should regognise ip address.

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