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could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby flinty » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:50 pm

I have a PS3 and a PC in a different rooms, I have a wireless router connected to the PC by an ethernet cable. I have a 4.37Gb video file in Matroska format that I would like to watch on my HDTV through my PS3.

I have downloaded PS3 Media Server, and it comes up with:
"PS3 has not been found. Is it on? You can also check traces and/or configuration, or also the debug.log file"

I rarely use my PS3 for anything other than blu-rays, so any guidance on what I need to do now would be appreciated.
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby kaali » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:00 pm

You need to configure wlan settings in PS3. You need at least SSID. If you are using encryption (I hope you do) you need to configure that too.
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby flinty » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:09 pm

I've had the PS3 working on the internet for updates and stuff, so it is working through the router?
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby flinty » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:11 pm

I've just turned Media Server on, it was disabled. I remember doing this because I had problems with my PS3 freezing, and someone thought it might help as I wasn't using it.
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby flinty » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:18 pm

I've always had problems with my PS3 wireless connection, it was why I gave up on playing games online. It seems to still be a thorn in my side. Does anyone have any ideas why my internet connects occasionally on my PS3, and is very unstable?
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby flinty » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:22 pm

I have it working now, would running my PS3 connection off an ethernet cable make it more stable?
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby Gussi » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:26 pm

Wired connection is always recommended over wireless, both for speed and stability.
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby flinty » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:42 pm

what type of cable would i need? i've read something about UTP and FTP, does it matter? the cable length i would probably require is 20 metres.
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby panard » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:14 pm

CAT 5 will work fine, mine is 50 feet long.
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Re: could someone guide me through this as if i were a child.

Postby flinty » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:28 pm

how long is too long? is their a point where signal strength starts to become an issue. Basically i'm now looking at a 30m (98ft) cable on eBay, would I have problems with this or should it be more than adequte for my needs?
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