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Windows 7: Network problems with PS3

15 Jan 2010   #1
ainderbyman

Windows 7
 
 
Network problems with PS3

Hi I hope someone can help me. I am at the "pulling out my hair" stage.
I recently installed Windows 7 and first everything was fine. I was having problems connecting wirelessly to our PS3 ( laptops connect just fine) so bought a couple of Powerline network adaptors ( Belkin Gigabit) to make a wired connection to the PS3.
At first it all worked well. I could stream music etc and access the Net on the PS3.
Now the PS3 won't recognise the network. I get messages saying an ethernet cable is not connected. But it is!
The network works fine if I plug my laptop in.
The PS3 will intially recognise the network ( green activity light on) but then after a few seconds it drops the connection.
I have a good spec pc with an Asus P5K motherboard , a Beklin N+ router, and a Atheros L1 Gigabit network card.
I have updated all drivers to Windows 7 spec. I have rebuilt the router and restored Windows 7 a couple of times after the Network card started dropping out after a few seconds. The Pc can't see the PS3 at all. It doesn't recognise it as a device.
Question is this: Is it a problem with my network card, firewall ( Norton 360) or the PS3 - or none of them?
Thanks for reading this and apologies for the rant. If you've been here you'll know exactly what I am feeling.
All help greatfully received. Cheers


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15 Jan 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ainderbyman View Post
Hi I hope someone can help me. I am at the "pulling out my hair" stage.
I recently installed Windows 7 and first everything was fine. I was having problems connecting wirelessly to our PS3 ( laptops connect just fine) so bought a couple of Powerline network adaptors ( Belkin Gigabit) to make a wired connection to the PS3.
At first it all worked well. I could stream music etc and access the Net on the PS3.
Now the PS3 won't recognise the network. I get messages saying an ethernet cable is not connected. But it is!
The network works fine if I plug my laptop in.
The PS3 will intially recognise the network ( green activity light on) but then after a few seconds it drops the connection.
I have a good spec pc with an Asus P5K motherboard , a Beklin N+ router, and a Atheros L1 Gigabit network card.
I have updated all drivers to Windows 7 spec. I have rebuilt the router and restored Windows 7 a couple of times after the Network card started dropping out after a few seconds. The Pc can't see the PS3 at all. It doesn't recognise it as a device.
Question is this: Is it a problem with my network card, firewall ( Norton 360) or the PS3 - or none of them?
Thanks for reading this and apologies for the rant. If you've been here you'll know exactly what I am feeling.
All help greatfully received. Cheers

Hi and welcome

I have so been there. I suspect you are running 'homegroup' as your networking model. Homegroup uses IPv6 and on mixed networks has a tendancy to have connectivity issues, slow downloads, etc. you can test for yourself by creating a new network using the 'workgroup model. If the problem is fixed you can turn off iPv6 and kill homegroup


Good luck


Ken J+
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15 Jan 2010   #3
ainderbyman

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Ken

Thanks for your advice. I was using Homegroup and have now come out of that. How do I create a new network using the workgroup as I can't see a straightforward way of doing it. Also how do I turn off iPv6? Is it under network card properties perhaps?

Cheers
John
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15 Jan 2010   #4
ainderbyman

Windows 7
 
 

Hi I am getting there. I turned off my Norton firewall and the router firewall. Guess what? I was able to stream from my PC to the PS3. So now I have given the PS3 a static Ip address and put into the Router's DMZ and switched the firewall's back on.
However still not able to get any internet access on the PS3 - despite having manually inputted the DNS settings. Any ideas?
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