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Connecting PS3 Wirelessly?


My son has tried several times to connect his PS3 wirelessly to the internet but has had no luck. He can pick up the link but when he comes to connect to it it says check the LAN

We have a Netgear Wireless router and the laptop works with this.

Any advice would be greatfully received as I don’t really want to have to go out and buy another ethernet cable.

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  1. LAN stands for Local Area Network, which means you have a problem in your network somewhere. It is most likely associated with the router. You need to make sure the router is set up to accept the PS3. Go to the router settings ( [url is not allowed] or [url is not allowed] ) to make sure your router is set up to accept a device. You will do the above on the computer the router is set up with. If you have changed the IP address of your router, then you will need to use that IP address instead of the OE addresses above. Also make sure you are using the correct password, if you have one associated with your router.

    You can also use the Sony support page to help with any problems, as it will guide you through step by step:

    Connecting your PS3 to the internet: [url is not allowed].

    Troubleshoot PS3 wireless connection: [url is not allowed]

    As long as the Wi-Fi signal is strong enough, an ethernet cable is not required. If there are lag problems or the PS3 keeps losing internet connection, then a better router should be bought, or an ethenet cable should be run.

  2. I have a Netgear router and had the same exact issue. The simple solution that I found was to disable the password and security by accessing the router via the web address usually found on the bottom of the Netgear unit. I haven’t had an issue since.

    Also, I highly suggest hooking the unit directly via ethernet cable. A 50ft cable can be purchased from eBay for around 5 dollars. Please see the link:

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