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Re: banned from playstation network

Feb 17, 2010
You're right. It's been a couple years since I learned networking theory for an internship, so the nitty-gritty has basically been wiped from my memory. So they clearly ban by a hardware ID.
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First Son
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Re: banned from playstation network

Feb 22, 2011

trying to get a workaround from sony's banhammer will likely get you in more trouble, just try to get the money from the guy who sold it to you, get the cops or sue him for petty theft.

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Re: banned from playstation network

Feb 23, 2011

As the old saying goes: "Buyer beware!"  It is much safer to buy a brand new console that even comes with a manufacturer's warrenty against defects than take your chances with used.  I know PS3s can be expensive, but surely with a job you can save up enough cash for a brand new system in time if you can't get one right away.  The extra cost for new is worth it in my mind.  I never buy used consoles unless I am buying old consoles from past generations to relive childhood memories.

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: banned from playstation network

Feb 23, 2011

It would be a MAC ban. MACs are permnanent and unique to the hardware. It's not software based in the slightest. Each NIC manufactured has its own unique MAC ID, aka, PHYSICAL ADDRESS.

So yes, it is a MAC ban.

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Re: banned from playstation network

Feb 23, 2011

As for you, bcamp450. Don't ever buy used again, unless it's from a legit retailer. I know that this stinks, but treat it like a lesson learned. This is coming from a guy who has purchased two used PS3s, one 40GB from gamestop which I sold to get a 60GB refurbished from some company online from ebay, who now owns a brand new 320GB PS3 slim he purchased from best buy because the 60GB died (YLOD...how sad). Just buy the console new. You avoid so many headaches like this and you are getting brand new untouched hardware.

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Lombax Warrior
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Re: banned from playstation network

Feb 23, 2011

When you get a permanent ban Sony bans your PS3 console id which is unique to each console. They don't ban MAC addresses.

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First Son
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Dec 5, 2011

MAC address doesnt change its apart of the system or something, but only Jail Broken ps3's can change the MAC address though. But the only way I ever heard of getting MAC banned is by Merge Freezing

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First Son
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Re: banned from playstation network

Dec 5, 2011

ztheskater wrote:

When you get a permanent ban Sony bans your PS3 console id which is unique to each console. They don't ban MAC addresses.

Umm yes they do, cause they cant ban the console id cause the console ID has nothing to do with PSN only the MAC does

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Lombax Warrior
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Dec 6, 2011

This sucks for you and this thread is old.  I hope you have a new ps3 by now.

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First Son
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Dec 8, 2011

Okay not to be rude xD I dunno what any of that is but all I know is that they MAC ban your system. xD

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