The PlayStation 3 video game console allows players to download demos, game add-ons and even entire games over the Internet. Many games also include online multi-player capability. A network connection needs to be set up in order to use these features. Some networks require a static IP address to allow the PS3 to connect to the network. This requires setting up a custom network connection for the PS3.
Plug the network cable into your PS3 console and modem or router. You only need to do this if you are setting up a wired connection.
Select “Settings” from the console menu.
Select “Network Settings” from the Settings menu.
Select “Internet Connection Settings” under the “Internet Connection” options.
Choose “Custom” for the address settings.
Select “Wired” if you are setting up a wired connection for your PS3. Select “Auto-Detect” when prompted.
Select “Wireless” if you are setting up a wireless connection for your PS3. Choose “Scan” and pick your wireless network from the list. Enter the security information for your wireless network if necessary.
Select “Manual” for the IP address setting. This step is identical for either type of connection.
Enter the IP address, subnet mask, default router, primary DNS and secondary DNS information into the prompts. Press the “X” button to save each item. Press the “X” button to continue setting up the network.
Wait while the PS3 checks the connection. Once the test is complete, your PS3 will be set up with a static IP address.
Static IP addresses can potentially change over time. You will need to reset the static IP address on your PS3 anytime this occurs. Only set up a static IP address if you know for sure that your network requires one.