Sony isn't talking about it, 'cause it's another hacker problem. A whole freakin' group in Germany pissed because their friend is in jail for the same thing. AND because Sony won't LET them hack it. Ah, power play.... -_- I freaking hate them.
Xan_Diesel, as you realize, the network is down again. I can still open the browser that comes with the PS3, select Youtube, type a word in the search box and see the list of videos that come up from the search. I select one and it plays.
I also tried "Internet Search", the option underneath "Internet Browser" and entered a word there. It uses Google, and was able to show me the results page, which confirms that PS3 can connect to the public internet. The problem is still with certain PSN servers.
I haven't been able to log in all day today (Sunday 17th). I've been browsing the news to find out if Anonymous is claiming an ongoing attack, but can't find anything at all.
Really? Dust was keeping you from signing into PSN? Sure, thats what it was. lol. If thats what fixed it, I'm sure you had a bit more that was wrong other than just the PSN down.
I tried all the various DNS settings, no luck. Can still browse, but no PSN.
FYI to others, I called them and the conversation went like this:
PS"How can i help you today?"
ME"I can't get into PSN."
PS"Sure, I can help you with that, no problem!"
PS"Can you browse the internet on your PS3?"
PS"Are you getting an error code of any kind when logging into PSN?"
PS"Oh. (pause) We have been experiencing outtages in some areas that are down for maintenance. Please try again in a little while"
ME"Really? You just said you could help me, and now all of a sudden there's outtages for maintenance?"
PS"Yes, we have been experiencing outtages in some areas for maintenance. We don't know when it will be back up, but please try again later."
Add it up yourself. Sounds like a hack-job to me.
Just started for me tonight.. I was working all day yesterday but it worked the day before which was the 17th. I noticed all of the links to the contact us section on PSN now bring you to a general support page, guess some people got fired. They were one of the reasons why I really liked psn because I gave them a call before when my IP was messed up and they helped me fix it. Maybe Ill call Time Warner and see if their lvl 3 techs want to help lol.