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PS3 wireless connection

I have a PS3 and a wireless router. Everything was working great. I was playing online, downloading etc. Yesterday, the cable company rewired my cable because of a poor signal strength. My computer, email, internet, even my Wii and DS are all connecting to my wireless network, but the PS3 will not connect. When I try to go to the Toolbox to check the settings the screen freezes with nothing but the "wave" graphic and the "working" icon in the top right corner. I have to manually restart the system to get anything to come back on. What can I do!!

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    im having problem getting signal on my ps3 . its only picking up 10 - 20% signal

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    I have a PS3 and a wireless router. Everything was working great. I was playing online, downloading etc. Yesterday, the cable company rewired my cable because of a poor signal strength. My computer, email, internet, are all connecting to my wireless network, but the PS3 will not connect. When I try to go to the Toolbox to check the settings the screen freezes with nothing but the "wave" graphic and the "working" icon in the top right corner. I have to manually restart the system to get anything to come back on. What can I do!!PLEASE HELP

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That is most probably result of server host not working anymore, check Call of duty (for example 4, black ops....etc) _____(Platform, PS2,PS3,XBox,...) online status. If they are not working, for that time you wont be able to play it. As far as you have explained you have configured your console online, so its not problem with you :) Good luck my friend! :)) Thx for asking me.

And please rate my solution! :) Thx in advance .Alex

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I have a PS3 in one room and my computer and internet in another. I have bought a wireless router but it is hooked up in the room with the computer. I don't want to have to run a cable to the other end of...


Check your wireless network name in your computer if it is wireless enabled.
Then go to your PS3. Go into the network settings and check if the wireless connection is detected.
When you check the network settings, make sure that ip and dns settings are set to automatic.
After that you would need to open some ports on the comp for your PS3 so that you can play online.
Also let us know the make and model no of your router so that we could tell how to open the ports on the router GUI.
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When i play online , after about 10 minutes it kicks me offline and displays a window saying "server timed out"


well if its a wireless connection it just might not be a good one if its wired get another Ethernet cable but if wireless make sure its a linksy everything linksy that's the best and make sure your close enough to the wireless router if the problem still persist its the ps3 and you should get it replaced

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First thing to check is if there is a firmware upgrade for your router.

Afterwards and depending on your model, you can also increase the signal power on your router.

Or you can try changing the channel from 1-11 to see which one works best.

You can also:

move the PS3 or router closer together
use a wired connection
get a stronger router
etc.etc.

Hope this helps.


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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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Dial up is NOT recommended. I honestly do not think it would even work. DSL and broadband work great. If you get DSL or broadband you would need your original ethernet cord and hook up the PS3 from your router. If you go wireless then you would need a wireless router.
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