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Feb 13 2012
By: ZeroSk8J First Son 5 posts
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Playstation Not Able to Access Internet?

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Recently for no apparent reason my PS3 decided to stop the ability to connect to the internet. I haven't used it in at least 1-2 months so I have no idea who or what happened to it.

I try re-doing the connection settings but it fails at obtaining an IP Address even though I was able to pick my SSID (Which was a 100%) and put in my password for my wireless. My computer which is in the same room, probably no more than 5-6 feet from the PS3 connects absolutely fine, what is wrong?

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Feb 15, 2012

If your computer has a recent network adapter, and you have a wireless-N router, then your computer has a greater wireless range than the PS3; which had only wireless-G networking.  Even if your wireless access point is only wireless-G, your computer may have a better antenna, or be at a better angle relative to the access point.  When you put your PS3 in the same room as the wireless access point, does it connect then?  If you connect it to the router with an Ethernet cable, does it connect then?  Don't rely on the wireless signal strength indicator on the PS3.  It is notoriously inaccurate.

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Feb 15, 2012

I have yet to try an ethernet cable, but it is odd that it worked perfectly fine the entire time, leading up to just recently.

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Feb 21, 2012

dont bother wire or no wire psn north america is down been down for months they just wont admit it

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Re: Playstation Not Able to Access Internet?

Feb 21, 2012

I think you should take your immature attitude else where.

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Feb 21, 2012

Have you tried Restarting the router? My current router tends to need to be restarted once every few months as it will refuse to allow my PS3(Wired) to connect for no reason whatsoever

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Re: Playstation Not Able to Access Internet?

Feb 21, 2012

Your best bet is to just run ethernet to it. That's what I did and I havent had any problems since i bought my ps3.







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Feb 26, 2012

If they have been down for months, howcome I've always been able to access it when playing MW3?

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Feb 26, 2012

I agree on using an ethernet cable for the PS3. Anything around your router that is eletronic can produce interference, even if you wireless is at 100% and is a healthy signal, it can still seem as if you aren't getting any signal at all. Ethernet cables from my experience do not have that issue.

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Feb 26, 2012

i was abel to get advice from a mod hear that work. advice i could not get from the 800 suport team,I was told to change the channel on the router so i did and now my ps3 is working as intended. Thank You Mod for your help.if you do not know how to change the channel call your isp they walk you threw it in 2 min

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