How to Control My PS3 on My Laptop

By Aaron Edwards ; Updated September 15, 2017
You can use an Ethernet cable to connect your laptop to your PS3.

One of the main features of the PlayStation 3 gaming console is the ability to connect to the Internet. This feature is mostly used to play games online with people from around the world. However, you can actually use the Internet feature to connect your PS3 to your laptop. Once connected, you can play games on the PS3 console right from your computer. All it requires is a networking cable.

Turn on your PS3 and your laptop computer.

Plug one end of your Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your laptop and the other end into the Ethernet port on the rear of the PS3 console. This port looks like a telephone jack, except larger.

Click on the "Internet" icon in the taskbar of your laptop computer.

Click the "Open Network and Sharing" option.

Locate "Change Adapter Settings" in the left pane of the window and click it.

Right-click the "Ethernet connection" option and click "Properties." Ensure that all the boxes are checked.

Click on "Wireless Internet Connection" and make sure all the boxes are checked.

Click on the "Sharing" tab, check both boxes and click "OK."

Take your PS3 controller and use the directional pad to select "Custom" from the options in the main menu of the PS3. Press "X" to select it.

Scroll to "Wired Connection" and press "X."

Select "Auto Detect," then "Automatic."

Select "Do Not Use," then "Enable" when prompted.

Open the Internet browser on your laptop and the PS3 screen will be displayed. You can control the PS3 via the keyboard or connect a USB gaming controller to your laptop.