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
SETTINGS > NETWORK SETTINGS > INERNET CONNECTION SETTINGS > WIRED CONNECTION OR WIRELESS >WIRED CONNECTION
> CUSTOM > MANUAL SETTINGS > AUTO DETECT > AUTOMATIC >
DO NOT SET > MANUAL ( DNS1 : 22.214.171.124 , DNS2 : 126.96.36.199
) > AUTO > DO NOT USE > ENABLE > X > XWIRELESS
> ENTER MANUALLY > ( ENTER SSID OR CONTINUE ) > ( CHOOSE
SECURITY OR CONTINUE ) > CUSTOM > AUTO > DO NOT SET >
MANUAL ( DNS1 : 188.8.131.52 , DNS2 : 184.108.40.206 ) > 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...
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.