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Setting Up My PS3 Online On Campus

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    Hi all,

    Any help with the following would be greatly appreciated

    Am currently trying to hook my PS3 up to the internet from my campus accommodation. I plug the ethernet cable in and 'test the connection' - it says that it successfully obtained an IP address and connection to the internet was also successful but then it fails to connect to the PlayStation Network.

    Is there anything I can do to remedy this?

    Thanks for any help
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    create a psn account
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    Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like we can get onto the PSN.

    I haven't had a proper go, maybe somebody who is particularly good with these things could find a way... but it seems like we have to just wait for the Uni to sort it (if possible).
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    Out of interest, how have you managed to connect to the internet (so that you can use the browser)?

    If I enter my Username and Password in the manual set-up, then it can't find the IP address. If I enter the IP address etc... manually (means I can't enter my username/password) then it finds the IP address but doesn't get an internet connection.
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    You don't need any setting up to use the browser. Just plug the ethernet cable in and click on the browser and it should work
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    I've been trying to set up my PC as a router then connecting the PS3 to my PC. No luck so far.
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    It worked before the PSN went down back in April. Then Sony fixed it, changed the way it connects, and it's not worked since.

    Basically, the PS3 accepts the proxy but I don't think PSN is connecting through the proxy anymore. Or something like that. ISS can't change the way a PlayStation connects...
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    Wired connection first with no proxy, validate console through ps3 browser, after validated redo connection this time with proxy, that made it work for me though it takes like 5mins to sign in at first.
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    (Original post by jmelech)
    Wired connection first with no proxy, validate console through ps3 browser, after validated redo connection this time with proxy, that made it work for me though it takes like 5mins to sign in at first.
    You telling me PS3 connects and works on campus right now?
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    Wired connection first with no proxy, validate console through ps3 browser, after validated redo connection this time with proxy, that made it work for me though it takes like 5mins to sign in at first.
    I tried that. When I try to use the browser I just says unconfigured browser. I can get onto the resnet validation page then it says there is an error. When I set up the proxy in the network settings it makes the browser work. So does yours actually work? When it tests the connection does it say that connecting to PSN was successful?
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    I tried jmelech's way again. I had to get rid of my PS3 validation that I did via my computer browser. That way when you access resnet on the PS3 the whole connection process appears. When I got to the validation part it basically crashed. I'll try again later.
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    (Original post by PlopNofear)
    I had to get rid of my PS3 validation that I did via my computer browser.
    i.e. when you entered the MAC address etc...? If so, how do you do this?

    I'm going to give this a go later.
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    https://resnet.lancs.ac.uk/validated...myresnet.html?

    Go on to that link. Login then go on to My validations. Then you can delete your PS3. Which then lets you validate through the PS3 browser.
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    Thanks, going to give it a go soon. I'll let you know if I make any progress.

    Edit: I had a go, but still can't get anything on the browser. I always get the following message:

    The page cannot be displayed.
    Go to [Settings] > [Network Settings] and check your settings. (80130182)


    Would it be possible for somebody to tell me what they have for their options? e.g:

    Internet Connection Settings > Custom > Wired Connection > Auto-Detect > etc...
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    Internet Connection Settings > Easy

    Auto for everything. No proxy to begin with.
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    (Original post by PlopNofear)
    Internet Connection Settings > Easy

    Auto for everything. No proxy to begin with.
    Managed to get onto the browser, I went through the steps to verification etc... It took a while and then just went to a white screen, so not sure whether it worked properly or not. But I can now use the browser etc... so that is better than before.

    What should the Internet Connection Settings be for the second time, when you use a proxy? Auto for all but proxy? What about that UPnP thing, is that to enter your username and password?
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    I haven't tried it again. But from what jmelech was saying. You should redo the network settings with the proxy. I would think auto for all of the things, enable UPnP.
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    Ok. I just tried it again. Validated PS3 on the PS3 browser with no proxy. Then tried to validate it again with the proxy but an error comes up saying server error 500 on the resnet page.
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    (Original post by PlopNofear)
    Ok. I just tried it again. Validated PS3 on the PS3 browser with no proxy. Then tried to validate it again with the proxy but an error comes up saying server error 500 on the resnet page.
    I get the same problem. But when I look on "my validations" on my laptop, it says that the PS3 was validated on the day that I tried it, so it seems to have worked.

    Just can't connect to the PSN.

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