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Old 03-22-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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How to connect the PS3 to the Internet?

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I just got Time Warner Road Runner and I was wondering how to connect the playstation 3 to my modem without a router. I tried disconnecting my computer from the modem and then connecting my ps3's ethernet cord. That didn't work too well. Does anybody have any ideas? Or am I going to have to fork out the money for a router?]
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Your ISP is using MAC address filtering on your connection. In this case, your easiest option is to get a router, spoof your computer's MAC address on it and then distribute the connection that way.

If you have two network cards on your computer (or if you are willing to buy another network card and install it), assuming you are running on Windows 2000 Professional and above, you can also configure your computer as a router by enabling the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the modem connection and sharing it with your other ethernet port, once you have enabled the ICS service, you can connect the PS3's network jack and the computer's second network card with a crossover cable, and you should get Internet that way... However, the catch is, you have to leave your computer on in order for the connection to stay alive. For full instructions on how to do this, please check out my post here: http://www.ps3chat.com/playstation-3...ion-error.html
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:41 PM   #3
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That's simple enough. I guess I'll get a router. Do you have any idea on what kind would be best? I'll probably go with a wired router, seeing has how wireless routers seem to be kind of on the expensive side. Thank you for your help.
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:46 AM   #4
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not always man a orange livebox quite cheap man and its game compatable got ma wii hooked on th wifi and ds and a soon to be ps3 ! well i hope lol
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Old 03-23-2007, 06:33 AM   #5
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That's simple enough. I guess I'll get a router. Do you have any idea on what kind would be best? I'll probably go with a wired router, seeing has how wireless routers seem to be kind of on the expensive side. Thank you for your help.
There are plenty of cheap routers out there, I personally like Cisco Linksys and Belkin... You should be able to find the ethernet (wired) routers for less than $50. Try http://www.mwave.com or http://www.newegg.com. They have good stuff for cheap.
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i dont think you can connect to the net with out some kind of router i hear alot of people have problems trying to do it
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Old 03-23-2007, 07:13 AM   #7
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i dont think you can connect to the net with out some kind of router i hear alot of people have problems trying to do it
Well... it really depends on the Internet Service Provider. Some of the ISPs use a technique called MAC address filtering to limit the machines connected to their cable/dsl modems. This technique leases a valid IP address only to a machine with a specific MAC address, and since each networkable electronic device have its own unique MAC address, this approach is quite effective against the general consumers.

In this case, if the consumer wants to connect another device to the cable/dsl modem, he will have to make the other device spoof (or imposter) the MAC address of the computer that is allowed Internet connection. There are various ways to spoof MAC addresses on any computer OS, but there really isn't a way to do it on the PS3 game OS (XMB) yet. So for the PS3 owners, the only option is to route the Internet connection through a device that can spoof MAC addresses (aka. a router or a computer).

Now if the ISP is not using MAC address filtering like my ISP, then the user can simply switch the network cable from one device to the other...
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:20 PM   #9
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Yeah I don't think it works with my modem from Time Warner...

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Old 12-25-2007, 12:10 PM   #10
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Yeah I don't think it works with my modem from Time Warner...
just go to your local computer store and ask i did i went to pc world an told them what type of internet i had and the guy just recommended one to me he said if i would have got some of the others it just wouln't have worked
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you need a router in order to connect to the ps3 internet. It's much easier, just use the ethernet cable into the router and the ps3 and insert the SSID.
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well actually, the time warner road runner modem should have a ethernet input.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:28 PM   #13
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I just got a Linksys Router and it's pretty awesome. Playing online has been awesome so far after I got rid of that NAT 3 problem...
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someone help me please
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:28 PM   #15
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Do you need a separate router for connecting the PS3? My computer, modem, and Wireless Router are all in my room, and I'm planning to move my TV and PS3 there. Could I just get an ethernet cable or some other cable and connect it to my modem or router?
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hello guys. How i can fing my primary dns ??
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to find your dns, go to start, run, type cmd, then type ipconfig/all
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Offtopic..

But what happened to the clan section?
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How do i connect using a modem?
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:19 PM   #20
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what do you mean.
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can i connect my laptop internet to my ps3 just using a cat5e crossover cable for networking? or do i have to connect this wire from the laptop into a router then into the ps3?
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shuld i get a router too? ive connected to the internet using a cable tot eh modem but i cant do it again. ive tried different cables but it still doesnt work. i found out my IP address and tried to change it manually but it doesnt let me continue. shuld i get a router?
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man i just got my ps3 and i dont understand is it wireless can i hook it up to the internet as is or do i got to by some thing i have wireless internet but i cant figure it out and my ps3 did not come with a manual
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Well I have wireless internet and it was working on my ps3! Right now I cant get it working again. I go threw the whole process but it tell me that it fail when it's looking for an IP Address. What can i do for I can get my internet working back on my ps3 HHHHEEEEELLLLPPPPPP
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i have a question...

i bought a used ps3 and dont know the ipp address or anything how do i connect my ps3 to the internet?
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