How to transfer files from a PC to PS3 wirelessly

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How to transfer files from a PC to PS3 wirelessly
Use your PS3 for more than just games. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Your PS3 can be used for more than playing games and watching Blu-ray movies. With the right settings and the correct software on your PC you can transfer photos, movie files and music from your computer to your PS3 and use more of its capabilities. File transfers can be done wirelessly using these easy to follow steps.

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    Set up your PS3

  1. 1

    Check your PS3 is set up for your wireless network. Go straight to step 3 if you can use the PS3 to access the internet wirelessly, otherwise complete step 2.

  2. 2

    Go to “Settings” then “Network Settings.” Select “Internet Connection Settings” then “Yes” at the prompt. Select “Easy” then “Wireless” then “Scan.” Select your wireless network from the list displayed. Enter the password and save. Select “Test Connection.”

  3. 3

    Go to “Settings” then “Network Settings” then “Media Server Connection”. Set it to “Enabled.”

    Set up your computer

  1. 1

    Open Windows Media Player on your PC.

  2. 2

    Go to “Library” then add folders you want your PS3 to access using “Add to Library.” Only add media from other folders than Photos, Videos and Music as these are selected by default.

  3. 3

    Go to “Library” then “Media Sharing” and select “Share Media.” Press OK and allow a few moments for your PS3 to show up in the list of devices. Select the PS3 from the list and click “Allow” then hit “OK” if prompted.

    Access files from your PS3

  1. 1

    Return to the PS3 and you will see your PC files listed under the Photos, Videos and Music tabs.

  2. 2

    Open the Music section to play music.

  3. 3

    Open the Photos section to view photos.

  4. 4

    Open the Videos section to play videos and movies.

Tips and warnings

  • Use a USB flash drive to transfer files from your PC to PS3 if the wireless transfer is unsuccessful.
  • Copyrighted material cannot be played on your PS3.

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