I'm currently at university, and the only way to connect to game systems online is to enter in a specific alternate MAC address that is given out to students. After looking at the Internet Settings and such on my PS3 there doesn't seem to be any place where I could enter this information, yet there's a whole section dedicated to it for when I use, say, my Xbox. I was just wondering if perhaps there is an area where I could indeed enter in the alternate MAC address provided by the university so that I can play online? (Yes, I am plenty aware that it's simple to just buy a router; however being a student I really do not have the money to spend on one at the time).
Thank you for your support!
There isn't a way to spoof the PS3's MAC address. Are you sure that's how your university does things? It's a bit bizarre. Can you supply the university IT department your PS3's MAC address instead?
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It's not necessarily spoofing it; there's just a place to enter this thing called an "alternate MAC address" on my Xbox in order for it to connect to the internet properly; however it doesn't change the MAC address of the system. There's just nowhere for me to enter this specific "alternate MAC address" on my PS3, so my internet is just denying the connection to my PS3. And no, unfortunately the IT department is notorious for leaving people on their own in situations regarding game consoles.
Substituting a MAC address is called spoofing. There's no way to do this on a PS3, so you'll need a router. If you get a router, then remember to download the latest firmware. Put the PS3 into the DMZ too so the router doesn't restrict your connections on the university network.