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How do I connect my PS3 using a Mobile Modem? [Solved/Closed]

...spikepit 2Posts Thursday February 12, 2009Registration date February 12, 2009 Last seen - Latest answer on Jul 8, 2010 01:43PM
Hello,
I stupidly joined a contract with 3 for a Moible Broadband USB Modem before I got my PS3. I have a friend whom 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!!!!! Its frustrating me, the way games are made these days there's only a certain amount of gaming to be had off line. Any help would be much appreciated and I'll be your best friend!
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hey there.

I dunno if you've got it to work yet. I had the same problem, and have the same usb modem. I managed to get mine to work without a router, and 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". And 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 computers internet connection'

3- You will get a little message that comes up that says that you must redial your internet connection.

4- No 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.

Hope this helped. If not, leave your query, and I will be glad to help more.

Goodluck

Gilbert- Jun 19, 2010 11:41PM
Thanks my friend works perfectly for centennial pr
totaltricky69- Jun 21, 2010 10:56AM
i did all that i got an ip adress but no intrernet connection its saying something about a dns error PLZ HELP ME!!!
Ron- Jun 29, 2010 11:57PM
Worked with Dodo prepaid as well. Cheers!
JAMES- Jul 4, 2010 02:02AM
YOU SAID THAT FOR VISTA BLAH BLAH BUT AFTER THAT YOU ONLY SAID XP AND I HAVE VISTA SO I DID NOT NO HOW TO DO IT!!!!!
umar27- Jul 8, 2010 01:43PM
do i need an ethernet cable?
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hi guys. i use a laptop with vista, a usb 3g dongle to connect my ps3 to the internet i see some ppl are having problems with dns erros, i had that problem to after some searching on the internet i came across opendns and used there dns numbers instead of my dongle searching for them. here we go step by step guid how to do it..

1) of course you need a ps3, laptop, ethernet cable and a dongle..
2) open the properties of the 3g connection, go to sharing, then click allow other network users to connect through this computers connection..
3) go to networking along the top, double click internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
4) then click use the following dns server addresses - 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 then apply.
5 connect to the internet, then connect the ethernet cabel

heres the addy for the dns server addresses www.opendns.com in case you lose them. and no it doesnt brake your computer, ruin software or crash anything lol. it works just fine as long as the signal from your dongle is good.. like i said it works fine for me i top up 15 to get 3 gigs and that lasts me about a month, but i also download a lot of things from my laptop using that credit.. so enjoy

jimeetee- Feb 22, 2010 08:32AM
hello again mate.

i managed to do as u explained in the end but still no luck.
do i need to do anything else on my laptop or even on the playstation?

this is really frustrating isnt it or is it just me!!

hope u can be some help , iv tried everything i think?
gee- Apr 5, 2010 08:37AM
mine still says ip adress timed out :@
Carter- Apr 6, 2010 09:23AM
Mine also keeps saying IP address timed out, any help? Btw i am using a 3 dongle but my default gateway is 0.0.0.0 which is a worry? thanks
jamie- Apr 7, 2010 02:45PM
e hd t working but now i cant et it workng,
JazZz- Apr 22, 2010 08:03AM
Works like a champ for me on ps3 and using my motorola barrage phone. thanks so much for the awesome tips on the DNS entires.
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I got mine working. I'm updating my PS3 right now via my laptop's connection as I type this (2.80).

Here's how I hooked my PS3 to the net. It might have been said before but whatever. I have a USB modem which I use to connect to '3 prepaid', a laptop with Vista, a PS3, and an ethernet cable.

Laptop:

I went into 'Network and Sharing', and then into 'Manage Network Connections'. Right click on the 3 icon (or whatever ISP you're with), and click 'Properties'. Go into 'Sharing' then tick 'Allow other users to share this computer's internet connection'. In the box below this ('Home Networking Connection), choose 'Local Area Connection'. Press 'OK'. It will advise you of some stuff, but just press 'OK'. As long as you haven't diabled any relevant services (networking/sharing), your computer won't 'voice' any objections.

Now for the PS3:

Make sure you've connected the ethernet cable from your computer's ethernet interface to your PS3's ethernet interface. Go into 'Settings', then 'Network Settings'. Now choose 'Internet Connection Settings'. It will then say 'If you perform Internet connection settings, the system will be disconnected. Press 'YES'. Select 'EASY'. It will check for 'Network Configuration'. For 'IP Address Setting', choose 'Automatic. For 'DHCP', choose 'Do Not Set'. For 'DNS', choose 'Automatic'. For 'MTU', choose 'Automatic'. For 'Proxy Server', choose 'Do Not Use'. For 'UPnP' choose 'Enable'. The list of everything you've chosen will then be shown. Press 'X' on your controller. Press 'X' again to test the connection. Your PS3 will test the connection. You should be successful in obtaining an IP address, and with establishing an internet connection. It may tell you to update your PS3's software. Do this through 'System Update'. Make sure you set 'Media Server Connection' to 'Disable' otherwise you may get an error about 60% or so into the download.

Hope this helps.

charlie- Apr 2, 2010 09:02AM
It does work guys ive got mines on now doing a download when u go on to the part that says click EASY do it manual i got it to work that way i had the same messages about the ip address but all ok now
nick- Apr 22, 2010 08:36AM
thaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks you are god!!!!!
uzai- May 2, 2010 01:28PM
I don't have the option to choose 'Local Area Connection' under the 'Home Networking Connection' Box. It just says 'Wireless Network Connection' and won't let me choose anything else! Please help......I'm getting really frustrated here!
jesse- Jun 8, 2010 03:54PM
you are the best!
SR- Jul 5, 2010 10:34PM
To connect my PS3 to the internet, I simply tried the "Test Internet Connection" option under Internet Connection settings (see Uzai's comment above on how to get that far), and that helped it detect the our wireless internet router. Hope that helps!
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Ive been playing PS3 online with O2 3G mobile broadband for the last 2 years, Its actually simple enough. All you need is an Ethernet cable. Connect the cable to your laptop and PS3, next go in to control panel on laptop and select "network and internet connections" then select "network setup wizard" Follow the instructions. Make sure the PS3 is on when your doing this. Next go in to the network setting on the PS3, set up the internet connection settings for wired connection, if you pick the easy method it should do it automatic. When thats finished it will run a test and if set up right it will find you IP address and you'll be able to log on. All the best!

nastybambam- Jun 21, 2010 08:33PM
fastest easyist i used that jonnys before worked a treat for months never failing then today i spend allday looking for this thread trying dns numbers and ip adresss this works best and easy nice one mate
CLUELESSNARIZONA- Jun 27, 2010 10:21PM
HELLLLLLLPPP !!! MY IP ADDRESS KEEPS TIMING OUT WHEN I DO ALL THE STEPS
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how to connect a ps3 to a 3 broadband using a laptop and an ethernet cable
1 go to manage network connection
2 right click on 3 broadbnd and go down to properties
3 in properties goto sharing and allow other networks to use that connection
4 on the playstation goto setup a network put all setting on auto the only setting you need to change is the MTU value it will be set at 1500 you need to lower it to any thing between 1400 and 1460 for it to work

ziggy- Jun 9, 2010 06:19AM
you are a legend i have been trying for hoursssss
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by Waza
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Hey there.

I dunno if you've got it to work yet. I had the same problem, and have the same usb modem. I managed to get mine to work without a router, and 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". And 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 computers internet connection'

3- You will get a little message that comes up that says that you must redial your internet connection.

4- No 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.

Hope this helped. If not, leave your query, and I will be glad to help more.

Goodluck
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I fallowed all this step but after that I got the following error "IP Address timed out", but I manage to fix it and I'm going to detail what I did.

I have a Sierra Wireless card Compass 597 and I'm using Window XP ( I need to try this with Ubuntu)

1) Go to --> Start
--> Control Panel
--> Network Connections

2) Now select the mobile broadband connection (mine was called Mobile)
--> Right-Click on it
--> Properties
--> Advanced

3) At the bottom theres the "Network Set Up Wizard" --> Click it

4) Press --> Next
--> Next
--> Click in the box that says "Ignore disconnected network hardware" and press Next
--> select the first option "This computer connects directly to the Internet. The other computers
on my network connect to the internet through this computer"

5) Choose the mobile connection e.g

Mobile Sierra Wireless Compass 597 EVDO Modem #3
--> Click Next

6) Now choose the private connection.
- In order to connect the PS3 to the computer you need a 'Lan connection'
mine was " Local Area Connection (Lan)"
--> Click Next.

7) Give the Computer a description or name
--> Click Next

8) Name the Network
--> Click Next

9) File and Printer sharing (its up to you if you want to share it or not)
--> Click Next

10) Then Click Next and the change will be done.

11) Go again to step 2 and Under "Network connection sharing" check the box that saids:
"Allow other networks users to connect through this computer internet connection".
Then in the Home Network Connection bar choose the Lan connection that you created in the Wizard.
In my case "Local Area Connection"


I left my IP and DNS in auto acquire for the Lan and the Shared Mobile connection. I hope this help to the people that got the timed out error (just like myself). If this work and you able to update the PS3 try to restart the PS3 because after I updated it the error happen again but after I turned of my laptop and PS3 everything was ok again.

POW- Apr 5, 2010 11:09AM
now there's been a red card at fratton park
has there? i didn see anything
according to our sources there been a red card
oh i seen him go off thought was a sub
gee- Apr 5, 2010 11:41AM
this laptops a advent and doasnt have wizard a think were is it.
Carter- Apr 6, 2010 09:28AM
I could use this translated into vista if anyone can help. Because i also have the problem of "Attepmt to obtain an IP address has timed out"
artil- Apr 28, 2010 03:53PM
does your ps3 ever time out using the modem?
X- Jun 6, 2010 09:25PM
THANK YOU!!!!!
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i cant figure out how 2 connect ps3 via ether to windows 7 w\cricket mobile modem ?????

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OK THIS IS EXACTLY HOW YOU DO IT AND THIS IS THE 100% RIGHT WAY!

Ok once you have your internet installed on your computer and its working which should already be done lol heres what you do.

Plug the ethernet cable into the back of your computer in the ethernet cable slot and plug the other end of it into your ps3 or wireless router.

Then click on "Start" then go to "Connect To" then click on "Show all connections"

then once your there RIGHT CLICK on your internet which mine is Alltel Wireless Internet but it should say your internet provider lol. but when you right click it go to "properties" then go to "advanced" then click on "Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection"

And if theres not "show all connections" when you go to "connect to" go to "network connections". and the internet that is shared should be "Local Area Network" and make sure its enabled.

Ok there you go thats how you do it lol and its not as complicated as it sounds.

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Hi,
The only thing you need is a stick-modem dock, that I think you can find for about $50. Good luck!
Shahrokh

dude- Oct 21, 2009 01:33AM
wat does a stick modem dock look like
alexies- Feb 14, 2010 11:57PM
where i buy the usb modem dock
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Hey if you have a laptop you can use what they call a USB Crossover cable to use the internet from your laptop to your PS3.

TRASHGRL- Nov 10, 2009 12:53PM
HAS ANYONE TRIED TO USE A CRICKET BROADBAND CARD FOR THIS? I HAVE 2 OF THEM BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT IT WILL PROVIDE A RELIABLE ENOUGH CONNECTION EVEN WITH A GOOD SIGNAL. ALSO IS THE USB CROSSOVER CABLE USB ON BOTH SIDES? NOT SURE WHAT WOULD WORK BETTER...ETHERNET CABLE?
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I use the same method as most of these people and it works for me, im on T-Mobile mobile broadband.But the signal of the usb dongle has to be at least a 2 bar HSPDA signal, 3G wont work and it will just freeze up when u try and play (tested on cod5).

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Right people ill try go tru this in abit more detail!
1, Switch on PS3 and laptop/desktop and connect the two with your Ethernet network cable (cat 6 if possible)

2, click START and enter CONTROL PANEL on laptop, then select NETWORK AND INTERNET CONNECTIONS, then NETWORK SETUP WIZARD, click next tru the first two pages, on the 3rd click IGNORE DISCONNECTED NETWORK HARDWARE, on the 4th page click THIS COMPUTER CONNECTS DIRECTLY TO THE INTERNET option, 5th page select whatever internet connection you use, 6th page select the ETHERNET option, then keep clicking next until it runs the setup. once its finished it should give you a few options, pick the option that says FINISH

3, On ps3 select NETWORK SETTINGS on the main menu, then INTERNET CONNECTION SETTINGS, select EASY method, then WIRED CONNECTION, after that just keep flicking right until your asked to run connect test.

When the test runs it should find the ip address, If it find it ok there should be no reason why it wouldnt find internet connection or playstation network. If you have any trouble redo step 2, when it finishes, run the internet connection test on its own on ps3. You might have to try it a few times if its still givesyou problems.
The only problem with this is if the PS3 freezes or ur signed out for no reason ul have to run step 2 again and do a connection test. It can get annoying at times.
I dont use this setup myself anymore! I found a 3g usb router from dovodo. The great thing about this is you dont get connection faults that often and if you do its only a matter of signing in again. Plus i have wifi everywhere in the house!
I hope this helps, If your still having trouble maybe look into getting a router!

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The Fist Thing you do is to share the 3 connection to the connection of the ethernet cable simply plug in the ethernet cable to you ps3 go to network settings -> internet connection settings -> custom -> wired connection -> auto-detect thats it your ready to go

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You have to buy a mobile broadband router similar to this one:

http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/2455/64/

the older ones use a PCMCIA slot, and there are newer ones that use USB or both USB and PCMCIA. Make sure you get one that supports USB.

Another alternative is to use your computer as a router. You can hook up an ethernet cable from your xbox to your computer, and bridge the connection between your USB modem and your LAN network connection.

running- Jun 24, 2009 01:31AM
Plz. I have same problem but im using "Vista" not xp.. Can u Help me Step By Step,, thank u
gee- Apr 5, 2010 11:42AM
how do u connect using vodefone dongle and i have advent laptop
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Thanks omg it worked iloveyou

add me on psn, TheBlueFalcon

cept the first "L" is an uppercase I

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\I am the one that wrote I have a laptop (new) and a wireless broadband router what else do I need to connect to the internet (I have an account)?

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go on youtube and tipe how do i conect my ps3 to my dongel and follow instructions . all you have to do is put ethanet cabbel in go to my computer then network settings click propites then go to sharing tick alow other computers to use my network(top one) then click ok then go to ps3 and do network settings. click easy. then wierd and then just keep pressing right till the end then do test. hope it workes mate

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(u must have an ethernet cable from ur ps3/xbox 2 ur computer) with xp, go on ctrl panel then choose the network icon. next fool around with the different network selections until you find the one that asks which network to create a bridge to. create a bridge between your broadband modem, and your ethernet cable.(this will make your ethernet link and share the broadband commection). once done restart computer, connect your sprint modem, then plug your ethernet cable in, wait for a while..., it might say that its disconnecting, but i assure u its not. make sure that the blue light is on after u plug the cable in. try to sign in on your ps3.

For further instructions email me at [thebamster17@yahoo.com].

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Plu in your ethernet cable to your comp/ ps3 and get on the internet and then go to connect to select your network and click properties then go to advanced or security and click allow network sharing and select ur networkthen press ok if this worked email me at A_Ingram_69@yahoo.com

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