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How To Set up a VPN for Sony PS3


VPN for Sony PS3


Sony PS3:


Sony PS3 is a home video gaming console with some powerful home entertainment capabilities. This ultimate gaming device has some excellent multi-media features such as digital audio and video, digital photo viewing, and Internet Access.

The PlayStation 3 is available in two different storage capacities which include 500GB and the new 12GB built-in storage capacity gaming console. The Sony PS3 console comes with motion-sensitive DUALSHOCK3 wireless controllers and an intuitive control system.


Though a gaming console, several Sony PlayStation 3 users use their devices to access websites such as Netflix and Hulu Plus which are popular video-on-demand website in US.  However, websites like Netflix are only accessible to US or UK public unless you are using a VPN service. Besides, Sony systems do not use servers for safety and privacy which means hacker can get access to your PS3 and also see the data transmitted through your gaming console.

In such circumstances, the only solution to these problems is using a VPN service that encrypts your communication between the gaming server and the gaming console. A PS3 online network runs on individual servers that form a cluster together into a geographical area to serve the accumulated traffic. There is no harm in using VPN to connect outside to your nearest server.


You can easily configure your Sony Playstation 3 to use VPN connection through your laptop. All you need to do is set up VPN on your laptop and then connect your Sony Playstation 3 to your laptop to enjoy the benefits and security   offered by VPN.


To setup VPN connection on your Sony Playstation 3 you will need following things

  • VPN service
  • A laptop with wireless network adapter and RJ45 port
  • Wireless Internet connection(through a router or ISP provider)
  • Cross-over Ethernet cable


Steps to setup VPN connection on Sony Playstation 3:


You need to proceed with the steps given below only after you have setup a PPTP VPN connection on your laptop and ensured your PS3 has Network Connections enabled.

  • On your Sony PlayStation 3, go to  Settings
  • Goto Network Settings
  • Navigate to Network Connections, select enable
  • Just below Internet Settings, goto Internet Connection Settings
  • Push Yes,  when it says “You may be disconnected”
  • Select “Wired”
  • Go back to Main Menu, then to Network on the right side of the screen


  • On your laptop, click on Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center link
  • Click on Local Area Connection listed under View your Active Networks
  • Click on Properties
  • Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on radio button saying “Use the following address”
  • Enter the following IP address
  • Enter the subnet mask


(Note: Keep the Default Gateway, DNS Server, Alternate DNS Server fields blank)


  • Click on VPN connection you have created
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on Sharing Tab
  • Select “Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection”
  • Under the Home Networking Connection, select Local Area Connection from the drop down menu.


Note: Ensure the options “Establish a dial up connection” and “Allow other network users to control” is unmarked


  • Make sure Establish a dial up connection is not marked and Allow other network users to control is unmarked
  • On your Sony PlayStation 3 in the XMB section, go to Network section.
  • Find the Internet browser and execute it.


Type any address in the browser and press Start.


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