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    PS3 - Wired Internet Connection

    I've just brought my PS3 back to uni, but can't for the life of me get it to connect to the internet. I've had it here before and it has worked fine.

    I've just got an ethernet cable coming out of the wall. If I plug it into my laptop, it works fine. I plug it into my PS3 and the connection test fails at trying to get an IP address... any ideas?

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    do u need to sign on to get the net on ur laptop?

    Original Poster

    deathtrap3000

    do u need to sign on to get the net on ur laptop?



    Yeah. I do it once and it lasts ages though. The thing I don't get is that before xmas I had it at uni and I didn't have a problem...

    Have they blocked PSN? Sounds like it may be that.

    Has the uni blocked the internet for games consoles? Ours does.

    could try network sharing on ur laptop and connect ur ps3 through that.

    Original Poster

    I've just facebooked a friend in the same accommodation who has his PS3. Fairly sure his still works as he signed in two days ago - I can't imagine they'd have changed anything over the weekend...

    deathtrap3000

    could try network sharing on ur laptop and connect ur ps3 through that.



    could you elaborate? do I need to buy some networking gear (port/switches etc)

    emhaslam

    could you elaborate? do I need to buy some networking gear (port/switches … could you elaborate? do I need to buy some networking gear (port/switches etc)


    If ur laptop has wifi then you wouldnt need to buy anything else. Just make a wifi connection from ur ps3 to ur laptop and then share the internet from the cable port.

    Or it could just be that ur ps3 has the wrong settings in or something like that.

    I think you may need to edit the MAC code on the PS3, had to do this with the xbox to make it work with the ethernet cable.
    Edited by: "ace101" 13th Feb 2011

    Original Poster

    Strange. Just tried it again, and it worked straight away.

    Thanks anyway guys.
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