I have my ps3 hooked up wireless with a linksys router. I can download system updates, and things from the ps store without any problems. When I try to play GTA IV, it tells me that there is an update for it. The ps3 goes to download the update, fails, and disconnects from the network. Why does it work for everything else, but not game updates? (The same happened with Call of Duty 4)
You may need to manually configure your PS3 connection on the console. Let's see.. I can suggest to first go to your Settings Menu -> Network Settings -> Choose:"Settings and Connection Status List" this will display a pretty detailed information about your connection to your local gateway (router).. Check specifically for Primary and Secondary DNS. In my experience, using the PS3's auto setup for the connection seems to enter the default gateway's ip (labeled "Default Router" on PS3 Status Screen) in place of the real DNS entries..
Question: Sooo how do you check your primary/secondary DNS for your network? Answer: On your PC, open a web browser and enter your default gateway ip into the browser.. log into your router (assistance can be found in your router manual or by calling your router manufacture). You should see a status page of sorts that displays your ISP's primary/secondary DNS entries.. Simply transfer those two IPs to your PS3 manually to correct the DNS issue.
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your wireless network should be configured to NOT broadcast the SID and a WEP key. Then after entering the address of the router manually in the network setup on the PS3, you will able to obtain an ip address from the router
Sounds like a problem with the firmware in your router. Connect your laptop directly to one of the four ports with a cat 5 cable. Turn of your wireless adapter and connect through the cable. Once your web browser is open, go to the URL http://192.168.1.1/. This will take you to a
pop up box which asks you to enter a user name and password. The default user name is admin and the default password is admin or password. From there You will be all the settings you can control. You are looking for the one to go on line and download the current firmware update. This will most likely solve your problem. If your router was working fine before do not tamper with any of the other options. If this does not clear up your problem you will probably need a new router. You can also try Pushing the tiny reset button on the back and running the setup disk that came with your router. If this fails you definitely need a new router. I hope this helps you. If you need more help feel free to contact me. George
I had the same problem and tried every solution. On the linksys website for my router they said to update the firmware. I did, enabled upnp and everythings good. Just reset you ps3 internet connection, set it to auto and let it do its thing.
SETTINGS > NETWORK SETTINGS > INERNET CONNECTION SETTINGS > WIRED CONNECTION OR WIRELESS >WIRED CONNECTION
> CUSTOM > MANUAL SETTINGS > AUTO DETECT > AUTOMATIC >
DO NOT SET > MANUAL ( DNS1 : 220.127.116.11 , DNS2 : 18.104.22.168
) > AUTO > DO NOT USE > ENABLE > X > XWIRELESS
> ENTER MANUALLY > ( ENTER SSID OR CONTINUE ) > ( CHOOSE
SECURITY OR CONTINUE ) > CUSTOM > AUTO > DO NOT SET >
MANUAL ( DNS1 : 22.214.171.124 , DNS2 : 126.96.36.199 ) > AUTO >
DO NOT USE > ENABLE > X > XI
thought I should clarify my experience one last time in hopes that it
may help someone. I was able to connect fine for a month before the
1.50 update and then things got really wierd. I have gone through
entire days unable to connect to the network and entire days able to
connect. Meanwhile I had full use of the PS3 internet browser and no
other computer or internet issues. I can currently confirm that if I
return my PS3 internet settings the original "automatic" settings I
will not be able to connect, with these DNS settings in the PS3 I have
no problems.I have cable internet access through Adelphia with a Linksys WRT54GS router communicating wirelessly with my PS3... GOOD LUCK! The
information I used to create this fix contained a link that has
provided us with router specific DNS information to be used if the
numbers provided do not work. http://www.opendns.com/start/at_home.php Now,
a day later, I am able to connect with the original automatic settings
for everything including DNS. I must also point out that the network
performance is much faster using the automatic settings and recommend
using alternate DNS settings only when neccessary.
All I can say for those still having problems is reboot EVERYTHING.
Your router, modem, PS3 and any other device that may be connected to
If you still have problems try connecting the ps3 directly to your modem not through the router...
Finally the DNS problems I had with connecting my PS3 to my network has been resolved.
I have LinkSys wireless router which is working perfectly for other devices (like laptop, Xbox360, TiVO). My wireless network is configured to NOT broadcast the SID and with a WEP key. After entering this manually in the network setup on my PS3, I was able to obtain an ip address from my router, I was able to open the configureation page on my router, but connecting to the internet would fail with some kind of DNS error.
The way this was resolved for me (and I know someone else mentioned it in an other post here), was to enter the DNS server addresses manually in the PS3 network settings AND use tetertiary DNS server from my ISP as either the primary or the secondary DNS server. Voila... I am upgrading my PS3 software as I write this....
..btw, this also fixed the similar problem I had with my PSP..
high speed whit al least 512 upload and download but conecting this to most linksys routers you will need to search the net there is a special commend you will need without your intervention the router is not compatible at 100% you will get a dns error look it up right here on fixya you should find step by step solution
OK IF YOU HAVE PS3, and you get the ERROR DNS while trying to login into PSN, all u need to do is, shutdown the console, then restart it by holding down the ON button on the PS# not the controller till you hear 2 beeps, then try to login again, should work.