How to Transfer Files From a PC to PS3 Wirelessly

By Mark Slingo

It is useful to have all your media requirements on one device for saving space and easy access in the home. The Sony PlayStation 3 has the capability to show many types of computer files such as computers and music. If you do not have the space to connect a wire to transfer computer files from the PC to the PS3 then you can do it wirelessly over your wireless network and using Windows Media Player.

Open the "System Settings" menu on the PS3. Scroll to "System Information" and then "Network Settings." Find your PS3's MAC address located towards the bottom of the page and write it down.

Double-click on the Windows "Control Panel" on your PC. Click on "Network and Sharing Center." Click on "Change Advanced Sharing Settings" in the left-hand side bar.

Click on the "Turn on network discovery" and "Turn on File and Printer sharing" radio buttons. Click on the "Choose media streaming options" below.

Designate "All networks" in the drop-down menu. Double-click each "Unknown device" to see the MAC address of the device. Choose the device that matches the MAC address of your PS3. Click on the button next to the device to allow it for media sharing.

Click on the "Search for Media Servers" in the "Video," "Music," or "Photo" menus on your PS3. Click on your PC to access files on it to transfer across.

Tip

Using a USB flash drive is another way to transfer files if a wireless transfer is unsuccessful. This does not rely on network speed and can be done with most USB storage devices.

About the Author

Mark Slingo has been a professional writer since 2008. His work has appeared in Forward, ScubaGlobe, Scuba Jedi, "Pattaya Mail" and other publications. Slingo has a Bachelor of Arts in politics from the University of Newcastle and a diploma in journalism from the British College of Journalism.