How to Connect My PS3 to My PC Using Wireless LAN

Written by r.l. cultrona
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The PlayStation 3 is Sony's entry into the seventh generation of gaming systems. This generation is characterised by systems which are not just used to play video games, but allow you to stream media and connect to the Internet. The PS3 has the ability to connect and share media files with your PC over a wireless network. You can display pictures or play music and videos stored on your computer directly on your TV via the PS3's wireless modem.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Wireless router

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  1. 1

    Set up your wireless network. Plug your modem into the wireless router of your choosing and set up the wireless network of your choosing.

  2. 2

    Enable a media server on your PC. Use either Windows Media Player or Google Media Server. Google Media Server needs to be used with Google Desktop, so you will have to download both programs.

  3. 3

    Turn on your PS3. Use the controller to move to the "Settings" menu and then down to "Network Settings." Press the "X" button.

  4. 4

    Scroll down to "Internet Connection" and press "X." Select "Enabled" and press "X."

  5. 5

    Scroll down and select "Internet Connection Settings" by pressing the "X" button. Select "Yes" at the next screen (asking you if you would like to continue setting up your Internet settings) and press "X."

  6. 6

    Select "Easy" from the connection options and press "X." Select the "Wireless" option on the next screen and move forward by pressing "X."

  7. 7

    Select "Scan" on the WLAN Settings screen and press "X" to have the PS3 start scanning for available networks. Once your network appears, press "X" to confirm.

  8. 8

    Press the right directional button on the controller if the network is correct on the confirmation screen. Scroll down to the type of connection you are using and press "X" to confirm. If the network is password protected, enter the password and press "X."

  9. 9

    Review the list of settings and press the "X" key to confirm and save. Once saved,.press the "X" key to test the connection. Once you see "Succeeded" after both "Obtain IP address" and "Internet Connection," press the "O" button to return to the main menu.

  10. 10

    Turn on your Media Server on your PC. If you are using Windows Media, you will need to click on "Library" then "Media Sharing" to open the sharing settings. The PS3 should be listed under the "Share Media" box. Click to select it and then click "Allow."

  11. 11

    Press the left directional button on your PS3 until you come to "Photo," "Music" or "Video." Press down to "Search for Media Servers" and press "X." The PS3 will search for available media servers and should find your PC over the wireless LAN. The PC and the PS3 are now connected.

Tips and warnings

  • If your router doesn't support Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), you won't be able to connect your PS3 over your wireless network.

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