Playstation 3 is one of the most widely used gaming consoles in the world. Along with offline game play, it also allows users to play online. For playing any game in online mode on Playstation 3, one needs to have an internet connection. One useful option is to connect to the internet using a mobile as a modem. For this the mobile modem needs to be connected to a computer first, and then the settings must be changed to share the internet connectivity with other users. All you need to do after this is connect an Ethernet to the PS3 console.
I stupidly joined a contract with 3 for a Mobile Broadband USB Modem before I got my PS3. I have a friend who says he connected his PS3 to the internet via networking to a USB Mobile Modem Vista PC, but for the life of me I can't work out how to do it! It's very frustrating, the way games are made these days there's only a certain amount of gaming to be had offline. Any help would be much appreciated and I'll be your best friend!
I had the same problem, and have the same USB modem. I managed to get mine to work without a router, with just an Ethernet cable. It's quite simple, and here's how:
1- If you're on XP, navigate to your "Connect To" panel where you can see your USB modem connection, e.g. "Vodafone Mobile Connect". If you're on Vista, go to Network and Sharing.
2- If on XP, right-click on your internet connection and select Properties. On Properties, click on 'Advanced' and tick the box that says 'Allow other users to Connect through this computer's internet connection'
3- You will get a message that comes up saying you must redial your internet connection.
4- Head over to your PS3. Make sure you've got the Ethernet plugged in properly, and scroll to the 'Network Settings' tab, under 'Settings'. Select "Internet Connection Settings", and click X. From here it will ask for either an Easy or Custom connection. Select the Easy setting, and from there it should detect your IP Address, and clarify an internet connection from your PC to your PS3. Save these settings, and you are ready to go.
I hope this helped. If not, leave your query, and I will be glad to help more.