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04 Jul 2008
By: SpiritSharD Member 1,348 Posts
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Primary/Seconday DNS

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Hello everyone,

 

I've just had a phone call from sister's brother (not related to me).

 

He's having trouble with his PS3. When he does the Network Setting's automatically, his IP address doesn't work. When he does it manually, he has the correct IP but doesn't know his Primary/Secondary DNS.

 

I did mine automatically, with no trouble. So I don't know what to do. All I know is that my "Default Router" is the same as my "Primary DNS".

 

 

So yeah, how should he go about connecting to the internet again? How does he find out his DNS?

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Re: Primary/Seconday DNS

His primary DNS will be the same as his routers address

 

So take his IP address, and change the last number to 1

 

e.g. if his IP was 192.168.1.128, his DNS server would be 192.168.1.1

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Much appreciated mate, thanks! :smileywink:
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Re: Primary/Seconday DNS

Still isn't working for some reason.

 

Anymore soloutions?

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Re: Primary/Seconday DNS

If it isn't that then unfortunately you aint gonna have much luck finding out from other people, his best bet is to login to his router and it should say somewhere what his DNS Servers are.

 

Alternatively he could always look in the manual, I imagine it would have the default in there :smileyhappy:

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Re: Primary/Seconday DNS

Alternativly, put in his isp's dns's if he has them.

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^^yup to do that, he'll need to get them from his or a pc connected to his internet connection

 

To do that in XP he needs to left-click on start-go to run-type cmd and then enter ipconfig/all and press enter

the dns addresses should be listed under "dns servers"

enter these in the playstation settings

 

similar procedure if using vista, just gotta locate the run box...

Note: he'll need to be logged on as an administrator or with an account that has adminstrative privledges in either XP or Vista

 

Alternatively he can use OpenDNS dns addresses that will do the job and enter these straight into his PS3

 

Primary DNS: 208.67.222.222

Alternative DNS: 208.67.220.220

 

and best of all these are free

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