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PS3 wireless internet problems

I have a functional wireless router and I'm trying to connect my PS3 to it. The PS3 can detect the access point, I've entered the correct WEP code, and I've gone through all the rest of the set up options choosing the defaults. However, when I test the connection, it always fails while acquiring IP address. When I press cancel and go to connection status it says the connection is enabled at 60% signal strength, but if I try to test the connection or get online, I get a fail message. Any help?

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It sounds like a defective wireless antenna. Connect your PS3 via a long network cable and see if you can get online. If you can, the problem is a defective antenna.

Assuming you purchased the PS3 from a store and have the reciept, you should be able to get it swapped or fixed via warranty.

Good luck and take care,
Chimpster

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

Every time i play i get a conection interupted or my games time out and i have wireless router that is netgear wirless modem. what can i do to fix this

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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All of my computers connect to the internet but my ps3 wont


Let's try the simplest things first. Restart the PS3. Then try restarting your router (unplug/replug it in). Make sure all the cables are nice and snug where they should be in both your router and the PS3.

If going for a wired connection, confirm that the cable to and port/cable slot on your router are good (try another cable and cable slot). If going for a wireless connection, confirm that other devices can access your router wirelessly.

Still having trouble? Check your internet settings on the PS3. Navigate to XMB > Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Settings. Run through it, selecting Automatic or Auto-Detect whenever possible. If that didn't work try setting it up manually. Here's a guide explaining each option of the manual set up process.

Hope this helps!

Mar 24, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can not connect to internet Do I need to connect directly to the modem. i have wireless Interent in my home but th emodem is 3 rooms away. Should I get a second modem?


here try this and remember to leave a testimonial.

Wired Connectivity:
The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.
Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.


The following are mandatory. You need:
  • An Internet connection2_bing.gif
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS32_bing.gif)

  • When you have a wired connection to the Internet2_bing.gif, it is not necessaryto adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). Ifyou aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow theinstructions to adjust the settings.

  • Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  1. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. Select "Wired Connection", press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.

    • Wireless Connectivity:
The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.
The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem and a router
  • Access point (Not necessary if using a wireless router with built-in wireless functionality)
  • Settings information for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key)
When you try to connect wirelessly to the Internet, First adjust thenetwork settings. These settings may change depending on the type ofaccess point and the network environment you are in.






Apr 09, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cant connect to the internet


Playstation 3: How to setup your Internet connection This article helps you in setting up the Internet connection for Playstation 3 To enjoy the online capability of Playstation 3, you need to connect it to the internet. You can do it in two ways:

  1. Wired Connectivity.
  2. Wireless Connectivity.

Wired Connectivity:

The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.

The following are mandatory. You need:
  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS3)

wired-connection.jpg

When you have a wired connection to the Internet, it is not necessary to adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). If you aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow the instructions to adjust the settings.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wired Connection", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.


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Wireless Connectivity:


The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem and a router
  • Access point (Not necessary if using a wireless router with built-in wireless functionality)
  • Settings information for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key)

wireless-connection.jpg
When you try to connect wirelessly to the Internet, First adjust the network settings. These settings may change depending on the type of access point and the network environment you are in.

The following instructions apply most of the network configurations.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wireless", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select "Scan", press the x_button.jpg button.

    The system will search for access points within range and display them as a list.
  6. Select the access point that you want to use, press the x_button.jpg button. (An SSID is a code or a name that is assigned to the access point. If you have no clue which SSID to use or if the SSID is not displayed, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.)
  7. Confirm the SSID for the access point, press the right button.
  8. Select the security settings as necessary, press the right button.
  9. Enter the encryption key, press the right button. (The encryption key field will display an asterisk (*) for each character you enter. If you do not know the key, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point).
  10. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your provider

Apr 08, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can u please help me connect my ps3 to play games online i have usb modem connected to laptop, with ethernet cable connected to ps3 from laptop......... i live in australia


Wired Connectivity:

The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

Important: A router would be required if you want your PS3 and the computer to be connected to the internet at the same time.

The following are mandatory. You need:
  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem
  • Ethernet cable. (Available with the PS3)

wired-connection.jpg

When you have a wired connection to the Internet, it is not necessary to adjust any of the default settings. (It is done automatically). If you aren't able to connect with the default settings, follow the instructions to adjust the settings.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wired Connection", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.


Back to top


Wireless Connectivity:


The network configuration and connection depends on the connection method and equipment you have.

The following are mandatory. You need:

  • An Internet connection
  • A cable modem and a router
  • Access point (Not necessary if using a wireless router with built-in wireless functionality)
  • Settings information for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key)

wireless-connection.jpg
When you try to connect wirelessly to the Internet, First adjust the network settings. These settings may change depending on the type of access point and the network environment you are in.

The following instructions apply most of the network configurations.

  1. Select "Network Settings" under "Settings" in the home menu, press the x_button.jpg button.
  2. Select "Internet Connection Settings", press the x_button.jpg button.
  3. You will be popped with a message stating the Internet connection will be terminated, select Yes, press the x_button.jpg button.
  4. Select "Wireless", press the x_button.jpg button.
  5. Select "Scan", press the x_button.jpg button.

    The system will search for access points within range and display them as a list.
  6. Select the access point that you want to use, press the x_button.jpg button. (An SSID is a code or a name that is assigned to the access point. If you have no clue which SSID to use or if the SSID is not displayed, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.)
  7. Confirm the SSID for the access point, press the right button.
  8. Select the security settings as necessary, press the right button.
  9. Enter the encryption key, press the right button. (The encryption key field will display an asterisk (*) for each character you enter. If you do not know the key, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point).
  10. Select Easy or Custom and adjust the settings.
    • If you select Easy, then the basic settings are automatically set.
    • If you select Custom, then you need to enter the settings. Refer the settings supplied by your Internet service provider.

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Connection problem for ps3 internet


cant you attach the old wireless router to one of the expansion slots in the new wireless router and have the old one for ps3 only and the new one for everything else

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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.

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.

Confirm that an Ethernet cable is not connected to the PS3™ system.

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

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

Select [Easy].


Select [Wireless].


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.


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.


Check the SSID for the access point.

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.


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.

Save your settings.

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

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

Hints If the connection fails, follow the on-screen instructions to check your settings. Also refer to the information from your Internet service provider and the instructions supplied with the network device in use.
If you test the connection immediately after selecting [Automatic] > [AOSS™] in step 7, the router settings may not be completed and the connection may fail. Wait approximately 1 or 2 minutes before testing the connection.

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1. if there's lots of walls between the router and your ps3 it may not detect the signal. i had a very weak signal until i moved some stuff around.
2. you can manually type in your wireless name and i think it should at least reconize it, and maybe connect.
3. make sure theres no firewalls or anything to block other connections from entering your signal.
thats all i can say, sorry im not a tech guy-only 17!

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