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Getting Your PS3 Online

Please note: As of January 1, 2017, XMission no longer sells DSL services.

So, you’d like to snipe a few fellow gamers in a game of Metal Gear Solid Online but there’s just one problem: your PS3 isn’t connected to the network.  Fear not, for I shall walk you through the valley of the shadow of no internet connection and get you started on the path to a respectable kills/deaths ratio.  Simply follow these instructions and you’ll be learning first hand the meaning of ‘Game experience may change during online play’ in no time.

If you have a DSL router with a DHCP server that is on by default (Actiontec 1524/GT701/GT704/M1000, 2Wire 2701HG), getting your PS3 online is a simple matter of plugging in an ethernet cable and firing up your PS3.

Once you’re at the XMB (Xross Media Bar – Sony loves crazy acronyms!) navigate over to the settings icon, then down to ‘Network Settings’, which should be at the bottom of the list.  Hit X and scroll down to ‘Internet Connection Settings’.  Select ‘Easy’ and press right on the D-pad.  The PS3 will attempt to automatically discover the network settings.  If successful, a Settings List will be displayed.  Review this if you like, then press X.  After you do this you will be prompted to test the settings.  Hit X again to start the test.  If ‘Obtain an IP Address’ and ‘Internet Connection’ both show ‘Succeeded’ then you’re ready to start using your PS3 online!

If you have a Cisco 675/678 router you will need to manually configure the PS3 settings.  From the Internet Connection Settings menu select Custom > Wired Connection > Manual Settings > Auto-Detect > Manual.  At this screen you are presented with 5 settings.  Enter the following addresses in the corresponding field:

  • IP Address: (or any unused number between .10 and .255)
  • Subnet Mask: Leave at
  • Default Router:
  • Primary DNS:
  • Secondary DNS:

After you’ve entered these settings keep pressing right until you get to the settings list.  Review it to be sure there are no errors then press the X button to save your settings.

Voilà, your PS3 is now ready to connect to the network.  Once connected, be sure to stop by the PlayStation Store to check out new demos, free themes (the Metal Gear Solid 4 theme is especially nice) and more!


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6 thoughts on “Getting Your PS3 Online

  • lEE says:

    hi people still no joy with connection to i-net through ps3, i have t-mobile usb doungle, comes up ip sucess unable to detect dns – dns error 80710102
    could any one help me please im loosing my hair and valuable sleep over this .lol thank u all

  • Pete M. says:

    Not sure how much I’ll be able to help with a T-mobile connection but you may want to try finding out from their tech support department what their dns servers are, then specifying them manually. Hope this helps!

  • Taylor says:

    Type your comment here.i dont know wat u need to get it online wat do u need 2 buy

  • clintar says:

    Have you had any problems with PSN downloads through your PS3? I have to run a proxy server or i get like 1/8th the speed when downloading directly with the PS3. The proxy server is just running on the local network, so I really don’t know why it’s slower on the PS3. Please let me know what your experience has been with that.

  • ali says:

    someone borrowed my ps3 and they changed the emai sign in details! now i cant get online to game.. how do i re register my email address

  • Grant says:


    This web site should send you in the right direction: