PS3 online without a wireless connection.

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#1 Posted by chazasul (3852 posts) -
I want to a buy a PS3, but I don't have a wireless internet connection and don't intend to get one any time soon. I was wondering what my options were to get a PS3 online (if any at all).
#2 Posted by hiryu3 (7304 posts) -
it has wireless and ethernet connections
#3 Posted by LtColJaxson (3234 posts) -

If you can't have wireless, then hook up an ethernet cable. Right now you probably just have a wall connection that goes into a modem, that then goes to a PC?

If it is like that, then get a router (might as well get a wireless router) and either use the wireless feature on it, or run an ethernet cable from the modem to your router, then to the PS3 and also the PC.

#4 Posted by chazasul (3852 posts) -

If you can't have wireless, then hook up an ethernet cable. Right now you probably just have a wall connection that goes into a modem, that then goes to a PC?

If it is like that, then get a router (might as well get a wireless router) and either use the wireless feature on it, or run an ethernet cable from the modem to your router, then to the PS3 and also the PC.

LtColJaxson

Okay, thanks. You may have guessed I'm not very PC-savvy. This is veering away from PS3 now but necessary either way, If I bought a wireless router would it involve a lot of a lot of installations and such? I set my internet connection up at about 3 years ago and I have lost all the CD's, passwords and all that jazz. Would that be an issue or will I literally be able to buy a wireless router, hook it up and away we go?

#5 Posted by ChocolateCake10 (759 posts) -
has a 1000mbit ethernet port, or so i was told it was 1000mbit but you can jack an ethernet cable in it.
#6 Posted by DJ_Lae (42748 posts) -

Okay, thanks. You may have guessed I'm not very PC-savvy. This is veering away from PS3 now but necessary either way, If I bought a wireless router would it involve a lot of a lot of installations and such? I set my internet connection up at about 3 years ago and I have lost all the CD's, passwords and all that jazz. Would that be an issue or will I literally be able to buy a wireless router, hook it up and away we go? chazasul

If you've got cable internet, you should just be able to slap the router in between your computer and it'll work automatically when it boots up. If you've got DSL, you might need to clone your MAC address (it'll be in the router's setup page accessed through your web browser) or phone your provider and give them your router's MAC address. Cloning is easier, though.

Once you've got that done, go into the setup, enable wireless, WPA2 security, set a password and a network name, disable SSID broadcasting (for security reasons), and click update.

Then just punch in the SSID (network name), the security type, and the password on your PS3 and you'll be golden.

#7 Posted by nashwan454 (3 posts) -

i have a internet pendrive from that can i get online on ps3

#8 Posted by Jackc8 (8500 posts) -

It depends on which router you buy. A lot of them nowadays are very easy to set up. You just put the installation disc into your computer and it guides you through the process. I was really worried about setting up a router myself, but I muddled through, swore a few times, but I got it working and now I'm very glad I did. The worst that can happen is that you can't get it hooked up and you take it back to the store for a refund.

#9 Posted by JohnF111 (14014 posts) -
[QUOTE="LtColJaxson"]

If you can't have wireless, then hook up an ethernet cable. Right now you probably just have a wall connection that goes into a modem, that then goes to a PC?

If it is like that, then get a router (might as well get a wireless router) and either use the wireless feature on it, or run an ethernet cable from the modem to your router, then to the PS3 and also the PC.

chazasul

Okay, thanks. You may have guessed I'm not very PC-savvy. This is veering away from PS3 now but necessary either way, If I bought a wireless router would it involve a lot of a lot of installations and such? I set my internet connection up at about 3 years ago and I have lost all the CD's, passwords and all that jazz. Would that be an issue or will I literally be able to buy a wireless router, hook it up and away we go?

All you need is your username and password from your ISP, infact call your ISP they might have routers they can send you and have a guy install it for you.... Or if not then buy a $60 Modem/Router preferably wireless and hook it up, then on its just getting your username and password used by the ISP and you whack it into the router settings and away you go.
#10 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
Most routers are very easy to set-up now. The best thing is if you have problems help is just a phone call away and the tech will walk you through the set-up step by step. Buying a new router also comes with a life line. It's not like buying something and once you get home your on your own.