20 gigabite playstation 3 internet hook up

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20 gigabite playstation 3 internet hook up

i slept outside for 2 days to get my playstation 3. I got the 20 gigabite playstation 3 and i really want to hook it up to the internet. I don't have money for a long ethernet cable so i was wondering if anybody knew how to take a laptop and hook it to a playstation 3 and somehow transfer the internet from it to the playstation 3 with an ethernet cable from the laptop to the playstation 3

Matt Whitlock
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Hi needstvhelp,

Hi needstvhelp,

It is possible to do what you ask through a feature called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Assuming the laptop is wireless, you will need a crossover Ethernet cable to make the connection to the PS3.

ICS is somewhat limited in the kind of configuration you can do, so your home network gateway needs to not be assigned the internal IP of 192.168.0.1, which most are.  

If this sounds over your head, maybe we can think of something else. If this sounds like something you want to try, I'll be here to help you through it.

What do you think you want to do? 

Marty Mudge
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Matt Whitlock said: Hi

Matt Whitlock said: Hi needstvhelp, It is possible to do what you ask through a feature called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Assuming the laptop is wireless, you will need a crossover Ethernet cable to make the connection to the PS3. ICS is somewhat limited in the kind of configuration you can do, so your home network gateway needs to not be assigned the internal IP of 192.168.0.1, which most are.   If this sounds over your head, maybe we can think of something else. If this sounds like something you want to try, I'll be here to help you through it. What do you think you want to do? 

I would love help if you can walk me through it then that would be really nice. I want to try it for sure.

Marty Mudge
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needs tv help said: Matt

needs tv help said:

Matt Whitlock said: Hi needstvhelp, It is possible to do what you ask through a feature called Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Assuming the laptop is wireless, you will need a crossover Ethernet cable to make the connection to the PS3. ICS is somewhat limited in the kind of configuration you can do, so your home network gateway needs to not be assigned the internal IP of 192.168.0.1, which most are.   If this sounds over your head, maybe we can think of something else. If this sounds like something you want to try, I'll be here to help you through it. What do you think you want to do? 

I would love help if you can walk me through it then that would be really nice. I want to try it for sure.

what time should i be on so that you can walk me through it. I was wondering also if there was some sort of upgrade or some way that i can fix my playstation 3 so it has wireless internet that doesn't cost over 20 dollars

Matt Whitlock
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Well, I can't promise I can

Well, I can't promise I can walk you through it in real time, but I'd be happy to guide you through the process here in this thread as you work through it. As I was thinking about your dilemma, I was going to recommend having you look into a powerline or wireless Ethernet bridge to get your PS3 online. They're a lot easier to set up, but the price will definitely be over 20 bucks. Powerline would be the easiest, as it is simple plug and play stuff, but expect it to run about 80 bucks.

Before you can get started with trying to set up ICS, you'll need to aquire a crossover Ethernet cable. This isn't a regular cable, and not something that you likely already have. Did you get one?

Marty Mudge
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Matt Whitlock said: Well, I

Matt Whitlock said: Well, I can't promise I can walk you through it in real time, but I'd be happy to guide you through the process here in this thread as you work through it. As I was thinking about your dilemma, I was going to recommend having you look into a powerline or wireless Ethernet bridge to get your PS3 online. They're a lot easier to set up, but the price will definitely be over 20 bucks. Powerline would be the easiest, as it is simple plug and play stuff, but expect it to run about 80 bucks. Before you can get started with trying to set up ICS, you'll need to aquire a crossover Ethernet cable. This isn't a regular cable, and not something that you likely already have. Did you get one?

I think the cable i found is a crossover ethernet cable. I can send a picture and if it is then could u tell me what to do?

Marty Mudge
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It is a crossover ethernet

It is a crossover ethernet cable for sure. Now can you tell me what to do?

Yog-Sothoth
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This may help. You may also

This may help. You may also want to consider this solution.

Marty Mudge
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Matt Whitlock said: Well, I

Matt Whitlock said: Well, I can't promise I can walk you through it in real time, but I'd be happy to guide you through the process here in this thread as you work through it. As I was thinking about your dilemma, I was going to recommend having you look into a powerline or wireless Ethernet bridge to get your PS3 online. They're a lot easier to set up, but the price will definitely be over 20 bucks. Powerline would be the easiest, as it is simple plug and play stuff, but expect it to run about 80 bucks. Before you can get started with trying to set up ICS, you'll need to aquire a crossover Ethernet cable. This isn't a regular cable, and not something that you likely already have. Did you get one?

i have everything i would like to set-up ICS

Joinaunion
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Question how does your laptop

Question how does your laptop get internet?If its wireless all you have to do is log you ps3 to the same wireless connection your laptop uses no wires needed.

Yog-Sothoth
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If its wireless all you have

If its wireless all you have to do is log you ps3 to the same wireless connection your laptop uses no wires needed.

Not correct...the 20GB PS3 does not have built-in wi-fi.

Joinaunion
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Sorry bout that.Lynksys has

Sorry bout that.Lynksys has gaming adapter you can use or you can find other brands for cheaper.

ebgames should have adapters it plugs into where the wire would go then you connect to internet like normal.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%...

http://www.dlink.com/press/pr/?prid=20

I know its for ps2 but should work for ps3 

 

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