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Help Me Connect My PS3 to Internet

Discussion in 'PS3 - Modding & Hacking' started by Creddly, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Creddly

    Creddly Guest

    Right guys, this will be a long post so please bear with me.

    I was excited to take my PS3 with me to my dad's for Christmas (where I am now) and thought that him having broadband and me taking my modem/router combo would mean a quick and easy connection to the internet for my PS3.

    Anyway he changed from BT to Virgin Media this week and to my horror, his connection is like nothing I've seen before and I cannot for the life of me get my PS3 connected.

    His modem is one that came with the ISP and the current connection is something like this;

    Now I want to connect this monstrosity to my PS3, using the Wi-Fi and my Netgear modem/router combo.

    I have tried connecting like this;

    and the result is;

    and of course the fact that even though my dad's modem isn't directly plugged into the PC, the connection still works and I'm writing this question using this as we speak - ALSO, my PS3 recognises the Netgear modem/router as the access point, but fails at the very first stage of the connection test, in obtaining an IP.

    Any help would be great thanks as I can't live without online play for two weeks - even if I have to go out and buy something.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. seangame

    seangame Member

    Dec 21, 2007
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    Try connecting the Ethernet cable from your dad's cable modem directly into your PS3.
  3. NinReznor

    NinReznor Regular member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    i think he might want his pc and ps3 online at the same time.
    I'm presuming you don't have a static ip so:
    try going into your routers setup menu by typing or
    put your ps3 on and try to connect.
    look in your router menu for a dhcp client list and check if you ps3 has an been assigned an ip address.
    if it has then put your ps3 in a dmz, there should be an option to do that in the router menu, just type in your ps3's ip address from the dhcp client list.
    if the ip address isn't in the dhcp client list then you will need to make a static ip address and give the ps3 its own ip. there are tutorials everywhere just google.
  4. Pepp77

    Pepp77 Regular member

    Dec 25, 2007
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    Sadly with the equipment you have you will never be able to connect those up for internet access.

    The reason is that you have an ADSL modem/router and your dad has cable. The crappy white screw ended cable is what brings the virgin broadband to the house (and actually isnt crappy ;))

    To connect that modem to a router you need a cable router - this has an ethernet port for its WAN(as well as LAN), whilst the ADSL router that you have has an rj11 connector for its WAN.

    Im curious how you managed to be online with your dads computer connected to the router and the router not connected to the modem.

    PS I currently have Virgin and have the white cable going to my modem (supplied by them) - then from the modem to my DLink Cable router (DI 524) I have one ethernet cable connecting to the WAN on the router, I then have my 2 comps, my ps3 and my 360 connected to the 4 LAN ports and all can access the internet at the same time.

    Hope that helps.

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