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Connecting a PS3 to a Netgear Wireless router

by puddy7 / April 22, 2008 1:42 AM PDT


Can anyone help me with this problem?

I've got a NETGEAR 54 Mbps wireless ADSL modem Router DG834G v3

I've got my PC and laptop connected to it no problem at, it just the PS3 that won't connect.

Keep getting the following message:

a Connection to the access point could not be established.
Check the security settings for the wireless LAN.

Took my PS3 to a mates and he connected it to his router no problem and did a system update on the PS3.

Tried it again when I got home but still got same message.

Any help would be much appreciated

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Try your router setup per our forum sticky
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 22, 2008 1:58 AM PDT
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Same issue please help !
by pritpal87 / April 23, 2008 10:09 PM PDT

Hello Cnet !

I am using the same router as the other guy on this post, by the way i'm here in australia. i have a rangemax next wirelessN ADSL2+ modem router model DG834N.

i have tried the following

1. i have checked the wireless setting in the router properties page and i have allowed access to the ps3. i have manually added the ps3 mac address to the allow list.
2. i have windows media player 11 sharing its content to the ps3.
3. i have opened all the necessary tcp ports for the ps3.

Now the issue is that i get the ps3 to recognise my connection and i can use the playstation network store fine as well as the world wide web

the issue is that my media server gets recognized and thats it...u click into it and its just blank. when i first got my ps3 the media server worked now ive updated to the latest firmware 2.30 and its all going wrong.

The error code i get is 'protocol error 2006' or network error 80710723.

now i have searched the net for over two weeks, i have looked into all the forums but i got no answers.

i have contacted sony and they said 'this is the first time they have received this complaint' so they will 'look into it'. and i haven't had a reply from them either.

i really hope you guys can have some answers for me. i love your reviews and you guys have a real competitive edge over other networks.

please help me solve this problem and the other guy who posted his problem.

i look forward to your reply.

thank you


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Since you can't make it work with that note.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2008 9:43 PM PDT

Its time to call in paid support.

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Same issue Fixed!
by machzero / June 15, 2008 4:59 AM PDT

Hi guys,

I don't know if you have managed to fix this problem yet, I had exactly the same issue. Go to Netgear's support page and download and install the latest firmware for the NETGEAR DG834G v3

...wireless connection to PS3 works perfectly now Happy

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Just FYI.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 15, 2008 9:04 AM PDT
In reply to: Same issue Fixed!

Firmware updates are noted in the link I provided. I wonder if people review such? In fact, the first piece of advice there is:

"Give the router the name you want to.

All wireless routers come shipped with outdated firmware. Please check the manufacturers website for an update in the firmware."

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