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Starting new network. Do I have to do anything with Play Station?

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Hi To cut a long story short I have had lots of problems with my home Network probably due to me setting it up incorrectly and lots have been added to it since. To solve this as we also have a new l… Read More
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6y, 2w agoPosted 6 years, 2 weeks ago
Hi
To cut a long story short I have had lots of problems with my home Network probably due to me setting it up incorrectly and lots have been added to it since. To solve this as we also have a new laptop I am unplugging the router and resetting to factory setting and starting again. People have given me lots of great advice on here about it but i am still a bit confused about the Play Station.
My two sons use their playstation including on line (when its working!)
Are there any details I need or should i do anything before i unplug router. I am worried that they will either lose saved data or that we will not be able to reconnect as I havent got the relevant details I need.
Thank you. I am very unknowledgeable about the PS3 so clear instructions would help. In other words treat me like a numpty.
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6y, 2w agoPosted 6 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
TBH I wouldn't factory reset you router unless you absolutely need to, adding devices to your network should be fine, I'm assuming you are having issues in the wireless department?
#2
PS3 Online has been down almost 3 weeks.
banned#3
depends if the ip range, gateway or (local) dns server is changing. if it is, you need to change it to the new ones. if they're not, itll probably work. If its DHCP, and remaining DHCP enabled, itll probably work.

To be fair its a bit of a stupid question. You give no details as to how or what you're changing, so how are we meant to know?
#4
Just make sure that the router has DHCP enabled and UPNP enabled.

If using wireless to connect 2 ps3 you will after resetting router back to defaults it will revert the SSID back to default and the security or rather remove your security. This will need setting back up to remain secure.


Use google to see how to setup many features of your modem/router but do not set up port forwarding without first seeing if DHCP and UPNP can deal with any ports that need opening on ps3/ xbox 360 etc

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/homenetworking/ht/routerconfigure.htm
#5
The big problem I have is that I don't have my router password and I have tried the usual default type ones. Again this was down to naivety when I first started.
I believe the problem is to do with the IP. Sometimes when I try to go online with a laptop it wont let me. Other times I can be online and fine but it will suddenly go. This sometimes happens when someone else in the house does something online.
We sometimes get messages about conflicting IPs.
Without having the router password I cant see how I can solve this.
Its ridiculous. When it happens we have to pull the lead out of the back of the router for a few seconds and then put it back. Usually the laptop you want will then come online but inevitable a few minutes later someone will realise they cant get online.
We must do this 10 times a night at least.
banned#6
start menu --> run --> cmd
ipconfig /all

note down the ip address, subnet mask and gateway.

network connections, local/wireless area connection, right click, properties, tcp/ip

uncheck automatic, and fill in the details manually, but change the last part of the ip address to something like 222 , which should be well outside any dhcp range.

see if the problem goes away. you could also move other systems onto fixed ip rather than default the router.
#7
Hi vibe one. Thanks for trying to help.
Firstly did what you said with regards to ip address, subnet mask and gateway.
Looking down is it right that the default gateway, DHCP Server and the DNS Server all have the same number.
The IPv4 address on my laptop is the same number except the last number is 3 rather than 1.

When i go into wireless area connection right click onto properties there is nothing there saying tcp/ip
I do find a box where i can uncheck connect automatically this network when in range but if uncheck it it does not give me any options to manually input anything. Any idea. I am running windows 7

Edited By: Goofeys Girl on May 09, 2011 13:00
banned#8
Looking down is it right that the default gateway, DHCP Server and the DNS Server all have the same number. YES.

The IPv4 address on my laptop is the same number except the last number is 3 rather than 1.
CHANGE TO 215

When i go into wireless area connection right click onto properties there is nothing there saying tcp/ip SCROLL THE INNER WINDOW DOWN, WILL SAY INTERNET PROTOCOL AT BOTTOM

I do find a box where i can uncheck connect automatically this network when in range but if uncheck it it does not give me any options to manually input anything. Any idea. I am running windows 7. WINDOWS 7 - GO START/ORB/LOGO --> CONTROL PANEL--> NETWORK AND SHARING CENTRE --> CHANGE ADAPTOR SETTINGS (ON RIGHT), WIRELESS AREA CONNECTION --> PROPERTIES --> TCPIP INTERNET PROTOCOL.
#9
Hi vibe one...think you might have something with the ip numbers. The one thing i do remember when i set up the network initially was that someone told me the last number had to be in a close range ie 1-9 so i set everything up just changing the last number by 1 each time.
I probably totally misunderstood what they were trying to tell me. Since then we have added other laptops etc and perhaps some have the same number.
Can you put any number in here?
after i put the ipconfig/all in and see where the 3 is how do i actually change it. it seems to be a black screen with the data on it that will not let me change anything.
thanks for sticking with me.
banned 1 Like #10
the last number can be anything from 1 to 254, although i would avoid 1 and 254, as these could be the router. There will also be an automatically allocated DHCP pool of addresses, usually lower down. So use 215 or something about that.

you change it where I told you to go: WINDOWS 7 - GO START/ORB/LOGO --> CONTROL PANEL--> NETWORK AND SHARING CENTRE --> CHANGE ADAPTOR SETTINGS (ON RIGHT), WIRELESS AREA CONNECTION --> PROPERTIES --> TCPIP INTERNET PROTOCOL.

PS: Please use officially VB1 branding not this vibe one stuff :) cheers

Edited By: vibeone on May 09, 2011 13:44
#11
VB1 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Will do it later as have to go out.

Edited By: Goofeys Girl on May 09, 2011 14:20: corrected a branding error

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