no, i think i'm in the right place actually.
i have two network cards on my laptop; one for wifi and another one for lan/wired connection. i'm connected via wifi to the internet. i have a cat6 crossover cable running from my ps3 into my lan/wired connection nic card.
here's what i see when i pull up my network and sharing center. i've renamed the lan/wired connection "ps3" for obvious reasons.
the ps3 is on, but is set to connect via wifi at the moment, which is why the lan/wired connection is showing as "network cable unplugged". in wifi mode, ps3mediaserver works fine with viewing cbr/cbz files and some video, but anything hd gets extremely laggy, hence the need for a faster, wired connection. moreover, as you can see, my wifi card is set to "shared".
now, i'm going to set up my ps3 for a wired connection. here's what i'm inputting for my settings:
custom/wired connection/manual settings
speed and duplex setting: auto connect
ip address setting: manual
ip address: 192.168.1.80 (i did this per another tutorial i read)
subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
default router: 192.168.1.1
primary dns: 126.96.36.199
secondary dns: 188.8.131.52 (both of these were set per the same tutorial mentioned above)
proxy: do not use
when i test the connection on the ps3, it can find an ip address but cannot go further than that. the internet connection fails. here's what my network and sharing center looks like now:
as you can see, the lan/wired connection is "identifying". it eventually switches to "unidentified network". nevertheless, i cannot view files from my ps3 on my laptop under these settings.
here is what my lan/wired connection is set to on my laptop.
tcp/ip4 settings are both set to automatically detect ip and dns. also, i think it's important to note that the ip address of my laptop is 192.168.1.3. i'm assuming that's my wifi cards ip address (i'm looking at this number by viewing the devices connected to my wifi router).
i think this is just a matter of getting my ip and dns configured in both my console and laptop's nic card configured properly. i just don't know how to do it. SOMEONE PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE HELP ME. i don't know anything about networking and am just an average pc user. all i want to do is have a fast connection to my laptop from my console so i can view and play media off of it using ps3mediaserver. that's all i'm asking for. please help me.