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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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Can connect to internet, but not playstation network to play call of duty online. no problem with streaming netflix. just get error code when needing to sign into the playstation network.


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

Apr 17, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Always lose connection while playing playstation 3 online. Sometimes my computer displays a launchmodem error when trying to get on the internet. If I unplug the modem and router, it works again.


Please give some information on your router and modem brand/model, also what type of connection do you have, cable, dsl, etc. Go to speedtest.net and post your upload and download speeds as well.

Are you connecting to your play station wirelessly or through network cable directly to the back of the PS3?

Depending on your speeds your connection could be overloaded by the high demand the PS puts on your internet connection, or if you are wireless you could be in far range from where the router is located. Hope this helps. The extra information might help.

Sep 17, 2009 | NetGear WGT624 Wireless Router

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Lost connection when trying to play online


hard wire the ps3 to the router first to see if connection is lost.............if not it's interference between ps3 and router

Aug 01, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I have a t mobile usb internet stick which i use to get my internet trhough my pc,and i have an ethernet cable that goes from the pc to my ps3 .everything works fine the internet connection on the ps3 is...


Only router can give you proper NAT settings that can allow you to play online. Since you have a USB internet stick, try to buy a USB to Ethernet converter first. Then you can now use a router

Jun 10, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Wireless connection


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.


Mar 04, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I cant play online without the modem being by my ps3?


Yes, using a longer ethernet cord will work, but the PS3 has a bult-in WiFi card that can connect to any wireless router (you can buy a wireless router from a computer store like BestBuy).

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!

Mar 02, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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PS3 keeps losing internet connection


Have your ISP check the refresh on there end (Suddenlink had mine set a 4 minutes instead of 24 hours)

Feb 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Can't connect wirelessly to my ps3


ps3 wireless card works with g and b mode only, sounds like your router is in n mode. you'll have to change it to mixed mode. to do that refer to your router manual or pdf manual in the cd.

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Just hooked up ps3 wirless , gaming is slow


if your PS3 is closer than 20 feet from your router, then its unlikely to be your signal strength.  However, Wireless connections tend to "poll" their connected hardware. What I mean by taht is.... The router sends out a signal, just to check and make sure all the peripherals are still there.  I dunno about PS3 yet, cos I havent tried to game online, but I am an avid PC online gamer, my pc is within 5 feet of my router and Ive switched back to LAN cable to play.  I was experiencing periodic "lag"... due to that polling effect.  Try using the LAN cable and see if that makes a difference ( I dont know how many Ethernet RJ45 connections a Netgear has, ... if it only has one, you may need to connect a "switch" )

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