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Playstation 3 connection setup information

If you are unable to connect to the Internet with basic settings, change your settings as necessary. Adjust each item as necessary for your particular network environment.

  1. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.
  2. Select [Internet Connection Settings].

    Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

  3. Select [Wired Connection] or [Wireless].

    Adjust each item as necessary for the particular network environment in use. The items displayed will vary depending on the settings you select.

WLAN Settings

Set the SSID of the access point (router). This setting is available only on the PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

WLAN Settings
Scan Scan for a nearby access point.

Select this setting when you do not know the SSID of the access point. The system will detect nearby access points and display information on the SSID and security settings.

Enter Manually Specify the access point by entering its SSID manually using a keyboard

Select this setting when you know the SSID.

Automatic Use the automatic setting feature of the access point.

This setting is available only in regions where PS3™ systems that support this feature are sold. Select this setting when using an access point that supports automatic setup. Follow the on-screen instructions.

WLAN Security Setting

Set an encryption key for an access point. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

WLAN Security Setting
None Do not set an encryption key.
WEP Set an encryption key.

The encryption key can be entered on the next screen. The encryption key is displayed as a series of asterisks [*].

WPA-PSK (TKIP)
WPA-PSK (AES)
Address Settings

Adjust network settings to match your network environment.

Address Settings
Easy Automatically set basic settings.
Custom

Manually enter detailed information for settings such as:

  • Ethernet Operation Mode
  • IP Address Setting
  • DNS Setting
  • MTU
  • Proxy Server
Ethernet Operation Mode

Set the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method. Usually select [Auto-Detect].

Ethernet Operation Mode
Auto-Detect Automatically set basic settings.
Manual Settings Manually adjust the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation
IP Address Setting

Set the method for obtaining an IP address when connecting to the Internet. Normally this is set to [PPPoE] unless you are connected to a router, then it should be set to [Automatic].

IP Address Setting
Automatic Use the IP address allocated by the DHCP server.

You can enter the DHCP server host name on the next screen.

Manual Set the IP address manually.

You can enter values for the IP address, subnet mask, default router and primary and secondary DNS on the next screen.

PPPoE Connect to the Internet using PPPoE.

You can enter your user ID and password on the next screen.

DNS Setting

Set the DNS server. Normally this should be set as [Automatic].

DNS Setting
Automatic Automatically acquire the DNS server addresses.
Manual Manually enter the DNS server addresses.
MTU

Configure the MTU value used when transmitting data. Usually select [Automatic], if you experience problems, set the MTU to 1492.

MTU
Automatic Automatically set the MTU value.
Manual Specify the maximum size of data packets (in bytes)
Proxy Server

Set the proxy server to be used. This setting should be left as [Do Not Use].

Proxy Server
Do Not Use Do not use a proxy server.
Use Use a proxy server.

You can enter the proxy server address and port number on the next screen.

UPnP

Set to enable or disable UPnP (Universal Plug and Play).

UPnP
Enable Enable UPnP.
Disable Disable UPnP.

Hint: If set to [Disable], communication with others may be restricted when using the voice / video chat feature or communications features of games.

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