Can't connect via wired Internet.

danmc_82

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I have an ntl 250 modem and is connected to my laptop via usb and my ps3 via ethernet. When you choose betwwen wired and wireless connection it does that bit just fine until i end up at the ip address settings. I choose automatic bit it keeps saying failed. I have tried two diff ethernet cables but same thing happens. I'm getting perfect internet through my laptop.
Thankyou
 

danmc_82

Suspended
I'm def not using crossover but not quite sure what you mean by patch? Ive just got the ethernet cable going straight from the modem into back of ps3.
 

Tejstar

Distinguished Member
I'm not the best person to ask, but there others here that have done it. Can anyone help?
 

mitch909

Active Member
I've got my PS3 connected to the net through my laptop.......The laptop is connected to the net through a USB modem. All I had to do was to run a crossover lead from the PS3 to the ethernet port on the laptop and then run the XP Network Wizard on the laptop......Once I had done that I just turned the PS3 on and it connected to the net strait away.......
Make sure you use a crossover lead though, as the one that comes with the PS3 is a Patch lead.............
 
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kentishboy

Guest
same here.just had virgin media update my internet,plug the ps3 into the modem ,go through all the settings on auto and get timed out trying to find an ip address.HELP!
 

Tony Hoyle

Well-known Member
I have an ntl 250 modem and is connected to my laptop via usb and my ps3 via ethernet. When you choose betwwen wired and wireless connection it does that bit just fine until i end up at the ip address settings. I choose automatic bit it keeps saying failed. I have tried two diff ethernet cables but same thing happens. I'm getting perfect internet through my laptop.
Thankyou

I strongly suspect you can't plug them both in at the same time - NTL (Virgin??) won't give you two IP addresses.

You need to either have a router or use your laptop as one using internet connection sharing.
 

danmc_82

Suspended
Thanks for that. I have noticed like you suggested that if I use my laptop im not able to use the ps3 after and vise versa. I have to reset the modem before I can you the other one. Where would I get a cross over lead from? are they expensive? Thanks...
 

danmc_82

Suspended
Cheers Tony. After all that Im most likely to get a router soon anyway. Could you recommend one that can be used with ntl modem?
 

Tony Hoyle

Well-known Member
Something like the Linksys BEFSR41 (wired) or WRT54G (wireless) I'd guess (or equivalent dlink, netgear, etc.).
 

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