Aktualisiert 20. April 2016

How do I troubleshoot my wired network connection with the PlayStation 3 system?

If you’re having trouble with your wired network connection on your PlayStation 3, this article will be able to help you.


Confirm your home network connection

Confirm that you are able to connect to the Internet from your location using your home computer on the same network. If you cannot connect to the Internet, you may need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for additional assistance on your account/connection.

Check that you have an Ethernet cable plugged into the NETWORK connector on the PlayStation 3 system. Check that the other end of the cable is securely connected to the modem/router. Make sure you are also using Cat5 or better Ethernet cables (straight-through cables); do not use crossover cables.

Make sure you are not trying to run a USB cable to your PC and Ethernet to the PlayStation 3 system with a standard modem as this will not work. If you want to be able to have a PC and the PlayStation 3 system both connected at the same time, you will need to purchase a router or buy a hub/switch and additional IP addresses from your ISP.

Do you know all of your ISP account and equipment settings?

Whether you are a new or an existing customer with your ISP, if you need your ISP account settings (such as a username and password for DSL customers), you will need to speak directly with your ISP. If you do not know how to operate or access your network equipment settings, (such as your DSL or Cable router settings), you will need to contact the manufacturer of the equipment directly. If you are leasing the equipment from the ISP, please call your ISP for more details.

Did you reboot all network equipment, including any VOIP modems?

Reboot means to turn the device off (i.e. unplug it from the power source), and then to turn it back on again after a set period of time (in this case, two minutes). This will allow the network device to refresh its settings. Reboot all of your network equipment, including any routers and broadband modems for two full minutes. After two minutes, you can turn on (or plug in) your equipment. [Note: If you subscribe to Voice Over IP (VOIP) for telephone service, you'll want to make sure you have completely rebooted the VOIP equipment (i.e., VOIP modem) for two full minutes also. Many VOIP modems are equipped with back-up batteries that keep the device

on, even after it's been unplugged. You may need to contact your ISP if you need more assistance with rebooting your VOIP device.]

Confirm if your router requires a MAC address

If your router is configured to filter MAC addresses, you will need to enter the PlayStation 3 system's MAC address into the router's MAC filter table as an allowed device. Here's how to get the PlayStation 3 system's MAC address: 1) Navigate to Settings on the PlayStation 3 Home Menu. 2) Scroll up/down until you see [System Settings]. Press (X button). 3) Scroll up/down until you see [System Information]. Press (X button). You will see your MAC Address listed inside. Be sure to write down the entire string of letters and numbers, including the colons ":" in between.

For custom configuration, check your IP settings

If you chose to enter your IP Address settings manually, confirm that you have entered these numbers correctly. You will need to speak to your ISP if you do not know your IP settings, including:

  • IP Address
  • DNS Settings
  • PPPoE Username and Password
  • Proxy Server
  • UPnP Settings

Check your PlayStation 3 system software version

To check what version of the System Software is installed on your PlayStation 3 system:

  1. Navigate to Settings on the PlayStation 3 Home Menu.
  2. Scroll up/down until you see [System Settings]. Press (X button).
  3. Scroll up/down until you see [System Information]. Press (X button).
  4. The system will display the System Software version number. Make sure you have the latest version installed. You can check online for the latest system version available

If your PlayStation 3 system is not currently connected to the Internet, you can download the system software update via PC and install it to your PlayStation 3 system via mass storage device (i.e. USB flash drive, Memory Stick, etc.).

Try restoring the PlayStation 3 system back to its Default settings

If you cannot connect after following all of the information contained in this article, we recommend using the restore default settings option and try these steps again.

From the PlayStation 3 Home Menu, go to Settings> [System Settings ]> [ Restore Default Settings]. Press (X button). After the operation is complete, you will see the initial setup screen that appeared the first time you turned on the PlayStation 3 system.

Verify online capability of software title

Ensure the software title you are using is capable of online gameplay. You can find this information printed on the back of the game box. If you are attempting to play a PlayStation 2 format title online on the PlayStation 3 system, make sure you follow the guidelines to connect online.

If you can't connect to SIEE game servers or network

If you can access the Internet but not our game servers or network, it may be a firewall issue with your network.

Additional suggestions

  • Attempt to use another Ethernet cable.
  • Make sure the Ethernet cable is not frayed or damaged.
  • Update the driver/firmware for the modem.
  • If you are using a router/hub/switch, attempt to plug the Ethernet cable directly to the modem and the PlayStation 3 system.

Your ISP may not be compatible with the PlayStation 3 system at this time; we cannot guarantee that every ISP will be compatible with the PlayStation 3 system. You may need to contact your ISP for more information. Please note that if you access the Internet using proprietary software, you will not be able to connect online using your PlayStation 3 system. This applies even if you pay a premium membership fee for their Internet service. In order for you to connect online, you will need to connect to the Internet using a non-proprietary ISP. If you access the Internet using a school/University account, you may not be able to connect online using your PlayStation 3 system. Please check with your school's Network Administrator for more information.