PS3 Network Connections | DLNA

PS3 Network Connections | DLNA

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Network Connections

Internet Connection & DLNA

1. Wired Connection

If you have a wired connection to the internet make sure you are using an Ethernet cable.

The network settings will depend on the network environment and what devices are being used.

Below you will find a typical setup for a wired Ethernet connection to the internet:-

If you fail to get an internet connection, follow the onscreen instructions which will check your settings. You may also need to refer to information provided by your ISP (internet service provider) and any instructions that came with the network device that you are using.

2. Wireless Connection

Where you are connecting your PS3 to the internet wirelessly, try following the procedure for a typical wireless internet set up:

If you fail to get an internet connection, follow the onscreen instructions which will check your settings. You may also need to refer to information provided by your ISP (internet service provider) and any instructions that came with the network device that you are using.

3. Test Internet Connection

Check that you are getting an internet connection by testing it and seeing the result:

If you get a [Failed] displayed for [Obtain IP Address] or [Internet Connection], go through the onscreen instructions for checking network settings.

Network setting can be adjusted under Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Settings.

For details of the required settings you need to refer to the information provided by the ISP or the instructions that came with your network device.

If you get a [None] displayed for [UPnP], then this may mean either that the network device used does not support UPnP or UPnP may be disabled in your network settings. You will need to refer to the instructions supplied with your network device for further information.

If [Type 3] is diplayed under [NAT Type], your PS3 or network device may not be enabled for UPnP. Check the [UpnP] item

Connecting to the PlayStation Network

Securities features on your system such as a firewall may block some communications with the PlayStation Network servers.

In PlayStation Network you can communicate with the PlayStation Network servers on the internet or directly with other PS3 systems. Your PS3 will communicate with the Network servers when you are signing in or signing out; using your Friends list or to block list; Exchange messages; or when you are using the PlayStation Store.

The port numbers used for this are TCP: 80, 443, 5223 and UDP: 34798, 3479.

For voice/video chat and online game play, there will be a direct communication with other PS3s for data transmission during voice/video chat and online gaming.

The port numbers used for this are UDP: 3658. However, it may be that you need to use a different port number when you are connected using NAT router.

Please note, that direct communication may be restricted depending on the router you are using and its settings. When using a UPnP compatible router, enable UPnP. Also communication may be impeded by routers and security functions provided by your ISP. You’ll need to refer to the information provided by your ISP and that provided with your network device.

4. Advanced Settings

If you can’t connect to the internet with the basic settings, change them as is necessary.

Adjust each setting as is necessary. To manually adjust the advanced settings follow the 3 steps below:

Connection Method (Wired or Wireless)

WLAN Settings

WLAN Security Settings

Authentication Settings

Ethernet Operation Mode

IP Address Settings

DNS Settings

MTU


Proxy Server

UPnP

5. PS3 MEDIA SERVER CONNECTION (DLNA)

Connecting devices that support DLNA

DLNA – Digital Living Network Alliance – is a standard that enables digital devices such as TVs, video recorders and personal computers to be connected to a network and to share data that’s on other compatible DLNA devices.

DLNA devices have 2 different functions:

  1. As a “Server” to distribute media such as music, video files or images; and
  2. As a “Client” to receive and play the media.

Some devices do both. Using PS3 as a Client you can display image, play music or video files that are stored on a device with DLNA Media Server functionality.

Example: PS3 Wired Connection and DLNA Media Server

Example: PS3 Wireless Connection and DLNA Media Server

Setting Up DLNA Media Server

The following can be used as DLNA Media Servers:

1. Devices that support DLNA
2. Computers will Windows Media Player 11

To use a computer with Windows Media Player 11 as a DLNA Media Server, ensure that Windows Media Player is installed on your computer. Start the Media Player and select [Media Sharing] from the [Library] menu. Then from the list of devices under [Share media] select the devices that you want to share data with and select.

Playing DLNA Media Server content

When you turn on your PS3, DNLA compliant Media Servers will be automatically picked up and displayed on the screen.

Troubleshooting:

DLNA Media Server Manual Search

If your PS3 is not detected any enabled DLNA devices, try the following:

(Nb. [Media Server Connection] must be enabled under Settings)

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