Updated September 23, 2015

Setting up a wired internet connection on PlayStation 3 using the [Custom] settings

If you would like to connect a PlayStation 3 to a Wired Network using the [Custom] settings, this article will take you through the necessary steps to do so.

 
 

Before you begin:

  • Ensure that the Ethernet cable is connected to the PlayStation 3 system.

  1. Access the XMB Menu and choose [  Settings] > [  Network Settings].

  1. Choose [Internet Connection] > [Enabled].
  2. Scroll down and select [Internet Connection Settings].
  1. When you are asked if it is okay to disconnect the PlayStation 3 system from the Internet, select [Yes].
  2. When you are asked to choose a [setting method], select [Custom].
  3. When you are asked to choose a [connection method] , select [Wired].
  4. Choose an [operation mode]:
    • Auto-Detect - Automatically adjusts basic settings.
    • Manual Select - Allows you to set the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method manually.
  5. The following three options will be displayed on-screen:
    • [Automatic] - This is the [Easy] setting, whereby your PlayStation 3 system will be automatically assigned an IP address. Most wireless local area networks (WLAN) support this method.
    • [Manual] - This setting is designed for wireless networks which use a static IP address.
    • [PPPoE] - This setting is designed for DSL broadband connections, which require a user ID and password (case-sensitive).

Automatic connection:

  • Choose [Automatic] and press the [RIGHT] button to proceed.
  • Choose [Set] and press the [RIGHT] button to proceed.
  • Enter the DHCP Host name.
  • Enter the DNS Settings, MTU, Proxy Server and UPNP settings for your network.

Manual connection:

  • Choose [Manual] and press the [RIGHT] button to proceed.
  • Enter the IP address as supplied by your Internet service provider or the person who set up the wireless network. Press the [RIGHT] button to proceed.
  • Enter any required Proxy settings, ensuring that all details are entered correctly. PPPoE connection:
  • Choose [PPPoE] and press the [RIGHT] button to proceed.
  • Enter your PPPoE username/user ID and password as supplied by your Internet service provider. Press the [RIGHT] button to proceed.
  • Enter any required DNS and Proxy settings, ensuring that all details are entered correctly.

  1. A list of settings will be displayed. Ensure that they are correct and press the button to confirm.
  2. When you are asked to test the connection, press the [CROSS] button to confirm.
  1. An on-screen message will be displayed informing you whether the PlayStation 3 system was able to establish a connection.

If this wasn’t what you were looking for, you can also find out more about setting up a wired Internet connection using the [Easy] settings.

Having trouble? Find out what to do if you can’t connect with your PlayStation 3™ via a wireless/wired connection.