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Connecting online Madden 08 ps2


I am trying to connect online to Madden 08, PS2 Slim. First, I go to Game Modes > Play Online. When trying to advance from the EA Nation page, I am knocked back to the memory card screen.

I am given, "No valid EA login found on memory card..." I have the option to Go to Account Setup or Back. Whatever I choose, I am sent back to the screen where you can go copy and delete items from the memory card.

I am using a DSL Broadband router with a Belkin 4 port/wireless router and there are two other computers currently functioning fine. The PS is wired to the router, and I can see the light "on" on the router.

When I ran the online startup disc, I had connectivity. When I try to play though, the (Network configuration) account is not valid. Please help. Thanks for your help.


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  • burton1 Nov 23, 2007

    Reset your router. there should be a button in the back of it. To reset it, press and hold the button for 10sec. Remember while your doing that, your ps2 should be off and ethernet cord disconnected. After the router and modem resets, plug the ethernet cord back in then start your online installations. This should work.

  • george moyle Feb 14, 2008

    same problem but with a

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2008

    it tells me not valid and i have 2 options go back or go to acount setting but no mater what i do it takes me back to the same screen ind it dont work

  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    i am also trying to connect to play online with madden 08. i have established a network connection, and when i try to authenticate the DNAS data, it comes up and says network error (-612) there was no response from the DNS server. any help?

  • invn177 Mar 15, 2008

    i have the same problem and reseting router and moden did nothing.please help

  • gojayjay2005 May 25, 2008

    it wont find my network config

  • lilterry4 Aug 22, 2008

    what do i need to play online...
    dats alll i need...

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    i want to know how to hook it up.

  • wall3 Sep 07, 2008

    I have the same PS2 slim and everytime I do the system configuration I have connectivity but when I put in any EA Sports game it will not log on to the EA Nation server. I would love to be able to play my racing and football on the internet. Do you have any suggestion as to what I can do? Please help!!!

  • monboo65 Sep 11, 2008

    same as everybody else

    FRESHSQUAD Nov 25, 2008


  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    i dont know how 2 even get start and what do i i plug in 2 the the the phone jack or nothing

  • Koolman21 Jan 11, 2009

    if u all r like me ur gettin pretty mad with tryin to connect ur console to the internet..especially if u get connected but its shows error 612 (no response from dns server) i called my isp ( i dont have a router by the way) and i had cable hooked to my pc..they said they saw the pc connection.then they told me to unplug the ethernet cable and put it n the back of my ps2..i did..then they reset my modem.after that they said they couldnt detect my ps2 and that there was no type of firewall blocking me. they said there had to b a problem with the port in the back of my pc..I would agree but it seems there are too many ppl with the same problem for that 2 b the case. not unless there is a diff between reg ps2 and the slim version..i have the slim..i dont have a clue now as to whats going on

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    i dont know how 2 do this i am all set up ready but it just keeps on rejecting me

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    i got da same problem

  • lilsebas Mar 04, 2010

    when I was playing Madden NFL 08 en
    lignesa says I can not go to the ea sports server and made her with all
    my games ea sports



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I experienced the same problem. I have the ps2 slim. The problem was so bad that i had the slim for about 3 years and still could not play any ea games online. About 2 months ago i finally got it to work though, allowing me to play madden ncaa and many other sports games from ea. I also have dsl broadband just like you. I do not have a router though. I just hooked my ethernet cord straight into the back on the ps2, my computer is really close by. I would reccomend a router though.

Enough of this bs though. Now solving the problem. There was actually a firewall keeping me from connecting to ea servers. Which in turn meant no ea account and no ea play online. Go onto your computer and turn your FIREWALLS OFF. This still may not work though. I done this and an unknown firewall was still blocking it. THERE WAS A FIREWALL IN MY MODEM.
By doing this you will open peer to peer connections with other programs and players online.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008



Tht kinda happens 2 me 2. wht i do wen it says conecting.... i jus press back and go into a game session again. try un hooking and hooking ur cable. tht mite help

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My ea account got locked and i cant make a new one because it said ea account got locked when i am trying to maked a new please

Posted on Feb 20, 2008


Be careful when resetting your router you loose all your configurations that was set everything goes back to default

Posted on Feb 07, 2008


Can you help me with this I don't even have an option in game modus for online play >>>. [email protected] thx

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You are using some sort of wireless connection right ? well the playstation two was not made to pick up a wireless connection no matter what router u have. i also had this problem but was told this by circut city manager while returning wirless dlink game router for ps2

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