Hello. Recently I attempted to connect my 160GB PS3 to the internet via a wireless connection. The system picked up an IP address but said the connection to the internet failed. I disabled the media server thing after reading about other people's problems connecting to the internet (maybe I shouldn't have done that, I don't know) and enabled it again and now the system doesn't even pick up the IP address. I hope I didn't mess it up beyond repair or anything. I've only had the system for about a month.
You should restart the wireless router. If that seems to do the trick, then check the router manufacturer's website for software (firmware) updates for your router. Also, try changing the wireless channel to one that's less occupied in your neighborhood on 1, 6 or 11.
Thanks everyone. I apologize for the late reply (also, sorry for posting this in the wrong place). I was able to fix the problem. I am trying to connect to a college wireless network, so I thought that might be the problem. Once I registered the device to the network, I refreshed the page a few times and now the system connects to the internet without a problem.
@BRIT-KO: When I performed an internet connection test before it said it obtained an IP address but failed to connect to the internet. I believe that was probably due to the fact that I had to register the system.