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24 Mar 2007
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Unofficial Playstation 3 Help Guide

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Hey all, I did make another thread on this but i missed out some infomation. So here is a better one. Tell me if i have missed anything and if you are going to ask a question, please make sure you have read this through first.

IP Address you may need to connect your PS3 up to the internet

Having the IP address is vital in getting your PS3 online when it comes around to entering everything manually. To find all of the IP Address on the LAN (Local Area Network) follow these instructions:

Step1: Click on Start
Step2: Click on 'Run'
Step3: A box will come up where you need to type the word 'command' into.
Step4: You will be prompt with a black empty box. Next to the > you will need to type in ‘ipconfig/all’ .This will give you all of the IP address on your computer and the LAN it is connected to. This should look like this:



http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/6858/commanddi6.jpg

You may have more than that on your IP list but that is the basics.

IP Address: This is inrange of my routers IP Address (Default Gateway). Because it is inrange i am able to browse my routers setting using its IP address.
SubNetMask: This on most computers is default as 255.255.255.0 This doesnt need changing and should be left as default.
Default GateWay: This is my routers IP Address. All IP's that connect to the network need to be inrange of this to connect proberbly.
DNS Servers: These are the internal DNS servers that need to be entered when connecting online. (The DNS servers found on your routers home page are your external ones and will change without you knowing so dont enter these.

I have found my Default Gateway IP but i cannot connect to my routers homepage!

The reason you are unable to connect to your routers home page is because your computer is not assigned an in-range ip address. Follow the instructions below on how to assign your computer or laptop and inrange IP to connect to your routers homepage.

Step1: Start
Step2: Control Panel
Step3: Switch To Classic View (In the top right hand corner)
Step4: Network Connections
Step5: Right Click on Local Area Connections
Step5 (for wireless computers): Right Click on the Wireless Network
Step6: Click on properties
Step7: Click on Internet Protocol
Step8: Properties
Step9: Click on 'Use the following IP address
Step10: Your IP address will need to be inrange of your routers IP, for example

Routers IP: 192.168.2.1
Inrange IP : 192.168.2.2

(You can find your routers IP above)

Step11: Subnetmask is usually 255.255.255.0 (Check on Router Page if unsure)
Step12: Default Gateway is your routers IP address (see above)
Step13: Click on use the following DNS Server Address
Step14: To find your DNS servers look at 'IP Address you may need to connect your PS3 up to the internet' and follow the steps until you come across your DNS servers in the command box.
Step15: Click 'OK' and 'OK' again



http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2910/help1nf0.jpg

Now your computer has a IP address that is inrange of your routers, do this with all Computers/Laptops on your network. . Note The IP Address on the network can not the the same!! This will result in a IP clash!!

My computer has a in-range IP, how do i get onto the router homepage?

Now your computer has an IP address inrange you should be able to acsess its homepage.

Step1: Find your Default Gateway IP address (see IP Address you may need to connect your PS3 up to the internet)
Step2: Open up Internet Explorer and type in the IP address into the address bar.
Step3: You may ave to type in the password to get onto the router's settings. To find these look in the routers manual or CD to find out what they are. The Default ones are normaly:

Username: admin, ADMIN, or (blank)
Password: (Blank), admin, ADMIN

Try all of the combinations, if they dont work see your manual which should tell you the passoword and username.

I need to assign my PS3 a manual IP address, what should it be?

You need to assign your PS3 an IP address that is inrange of your default gateways. See 'IP Address you may need to connect your PS3 up to the internet'. An exmple of an inrange IP is


Routers IP: 192.168.2.1
In range IP: 192.168.2.2

The last digit needs to be in a range of 50 of the routers last digit. (Most routers vary).

If you only have 1 DNS server, set the secondry server as 0.0.0.0

My Router has WEP security, what do I do?

WEP is a type of security that your router may have. If your router does has WEP you will need to go onto your routers homepage (see above) to find out the WEP key that the PS3 will need to connect to the router.

I Can connect to the router, i just cannot get my PS3 to connect to the internet

This is a common problem that i am confused about, although something you may want to try is to open the ports for Playstation Network Gaming. To do this you will need to get onto your routers homepage (see above). Once you are on the homepage you will need to look for a link to 'Virtual Servers' or 'Port Forwarding' which Shoulf be under firewall Once you have found the link you will need to open the folloing Ports:

TCP 80
TCP 443
TCP 5223
UDP 3478
UDP 3479
UDP 3658

For example, this is on my router page with the ports about to be saved:



http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/239/routeryn3.jpg

N.B That the Server IP Address that the ports are going to be saved to is your PS3's IP address.

Assigning a DMZ to your PS3

Please note that this is a last resort for getting your PS3 Online. It By-Passes all security on the router. However I have used this to get Communictation and to be able to create a game online for my PS2 and everything has worked fine since.

To assign a DMZ for your PS3 follow these instructions:

Step1: Get onto your routers homepage (see above)
Step2: Click on the DMZ link on the homepage, may also be called demilitarized zone.
Step3: There should be a box with 'Static IP' with your external IP address in that can be found here. This will change from time to time so if you enter the static IP manualy you need to keep updating it.
Step4: Now you will have to enter a Private IP address. This needs to be the same as what you assigned your PS3's IP as (make sure its inrange of your routers!).
Step5: Make sure it saves, now your PS3 has an DMZ assigned so it can bypass the security.

This is an example of my PS2 with an assinged DMZ:



http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/6954/dmzhi0.jpg

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I think thats all now, if im missing anything please tell me. However for now my hands are huring so I will finish it there.

Best of Luck, Alias :Thumbs:
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Re: Help on getting your PS3 Online

I've tried to get onto my routers homepage but it wont work..
:smileysad:
it comes up with this:
Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address.

What you can try:
Diagnose Connection Problems

More information


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Re: Help on getting your PS3 Online

Ok, what is your IP of your modem and your computer IP ?
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Re: Help on getting your PS3 Online

Modem: 81.39.88.1
Computer: 82.39.90.251
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Re: Help on getting your PS3 Online

Modem: 81.39.88.1
Computer: 82.39.90.251


Ok, you need to change your computers IP to 81.39.88.2

I have said how to do it in the first post :smileyhappy:
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Re: Help on getting your PS3 Online

So is that what im supposed to type into internet explorer becuase it still comes up with nothing :smileysad:
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Right, ok...

Your Computers IP is 82.39.90.251
Your routers is 81.39.88.1

This means that your computers Ip is out of range of your modems. Therefore you cant get onto the modems home page.

To solve this you need to chnage the computers IP address so it is inrange of your modems, thus so you can view the modems homepage......

To do that follow:

Step1: Start
Step2: Control Panel
Step3: Switch To Classic View (In the top left hand corner)
Step4: Network Connections
Step5: Right Click on Local Area Connections
Step5 (for wireless computers): Right Click on the Wireless Network
Step6: Click on properties
Step7: Click on Internet Protocol
Step8: Properties
Step9: Click on 'Use the following IP address
Step10: Your IP address will need to be inrange of your routers IP, so:

Your Modems IP: 81.39.88.1
Inrange IP : 81.39.88.2

(You can find your routers IP above)

Step11: Subnetmask is usually 255.255.255.0 (Check on Router Page if unsure)
Step12: Default Gateway is your routers IP address (see above)
Step13: Click on use the following DNS Server Address
Step14: To find your DNS servers look at 'IP Address you may need to connect your PS3 up to the internet' and follow the steps until you come across your DNS servers in the command box.
Step15: Click 'OK' and 'OK' again


http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2910/help1nf0.jpg

Now your computer has a IP address that is inrange of your routers, do this with all Computers/Laptops on your network. . Note The IP Address on the network can not the the same!! This will result in a IP clash!!
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Re: Help on getting your PS3 Online

i dont know the pass for my router homepage so i jsut added ports should dat b ok u reckon?
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Can you get onto the homepage then ?

Try adding the ports i said... If that doesnt work enable DMZ like i said :Thumbs:
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Re: Help on getting your PS3 Online

Okay i know im stupid but like im new to ALL of this so like what do i put in my internet explorer?:smileyhappy:
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