Wired Connection

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by Radford1021, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Radford1021

    Radford1021
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    6
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I have a wired internet connection so I bought an ethernet cable to connect my PS3 to the internet. However, my modem (Speedtouch) does not have any extra ports to connect the ethernet cable. Is it possible to connect the ethernet cable straight into the computer? I have tried this and managed to get past the IP Address search but it fails on the internet connection when I test the connection on the PS3. Anyone recommend anything?
     
  2. craftycarper

    craftycarper
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Messages:
    188
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    With the stars!
    Ratings:
    +12
    You could try a RJ45 double adapter into the modem, that will give you 2 outputs. Maplins do them for £6.:thumbsup:
     
  3. Workshed

    Workshed
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,653
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    Location:
    Radstock, Bath
    Ratings:
    +146
    That won't work.

    You have a modem, you need to replace it with a modem router (if you have ADSL) or just add a router (this is the only option if you have cable). You could use internet connection sharing with your PC IF your PC has 2 ethernet ports and IF you can be bothered with a lot of hassle setting it up and only being able to take the PS3 online when the PC is switched on.
    IMO you'd be much better off spending ~£30 on a modem/router.
     
  4. bluesat

    bluesat
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Hi Buddy
    what operating system are you using ? ie XP or Vista

    You will have to connect the PS3 to the ethernet port of yous PC.
    A straight ethernt cable is fine, you dont need to use a crossover cable (as many post on internet suggest)

    If using XP you have to open the Networl Connections window.
    Click on your Internet Connection Icon, then while pressing Ctrl click the Local Area Connection.... then right click on one of them and select Bridge Connections..
    Job Done


    If using Vista all you do is open Network Connections window, right click on the Internet Connection Icon and select properties, then click the sharing tab and eneble sharing...
    Job Done as Vista switches the ethernet port to live....


    Hope this helps you Bud

    Andy
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 23, 2009

Share This Page

Loading...