How to get your PS2 online
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How to get your PS2 online
06/30/2006 12:04 AM EST
Well, this is kinda overdue, but at the same time very much needed since MKA will be lurking it's head around the corner in a couple months. So, this thread is for people to be directed to where they can find information on getting online with their PS2.

What's needed first is to buy a PS2 Network Adaptor. That is if you have an old PS2 model or plan to buy one. You can find a Network Adaptor at just about any video game store or a store that has a game department like Target or Best Buy for example. New Network Adaptors run about $40 and used ones are generally half that. Though, if you hunt around hard enough, you might find one for about $15.

However, if you plan on buying the newer PS2 Slim, there's no need to buy a Network Adaptor, cause it's already built into the console.

Now as for getting online, Playstation.com has pages that provide detailed explinations of how to do it:

>| Installation
>| ISP Contact Information
>| IP Address and Firewall Support
>| Setup Diagrams

In case you encounter any issues, there is a Troubleshooting section that you can refer to:

>| Setup Failure
>| Connection Failure
>| Error Messages
>| FAQ
>| Glossary

Hopefully, this should just about cover it in terms of getting online. But if there's a problem that someone encounters and is having a problem figuring it out through the links, fell free to post it here and hopefully someone will try offer assistance.

Also, if there's something that might be included, post it here too.


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06/30/2006 02:43 PM EST
nice thread ghostdragon this will help many people garanteed, i will try to offer my assistance if needed!wink
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
07/01/2006 08:39 PM EST
offer ur assistance by fighting me...
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
07/01/2006 09:04 PM EST
do you even know who iam?
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
07/02/2006 02:08 PM EST
Everything but a High Speed Connection is detailed there. Nice job Ghost.
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07/03/2006 12:52 AM EST
BOMBSnFISTS Wrote:
Everything but a High Speed Connection is detailed there. Nice job Ghost.


Hmmmm.. I see what you mean. I'll work on finding a detailed procedure and adding it to the post.


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07/09/2006 05:24 PM EST
Let me say that this is all informative and all, but what about us that already have Broadband and still having problems? My connection has been dropping and giving me disconnects. When it goes back to reconnecting player; I get an error message and for me to check my network configuration.

I've called my ISP five times in the past month to try and resolve this problem. They keep telling me that there's nothing wrong on there end. That it might be the PS2 or the game server.

This has convinced me to look at other services in my area. My current ISP is Insight cable. The other one is Zoomtown through the telephone company.

Does DSL and cable make a difference in online gaming?

Does having a higher upload speed factor into the equation? I have compared the two and would like a few opinions on this. I currently have the basic package with 4m/340k. Insight plus is the only upgrade with 6m/512k. Zoomtown is 3m/786k. Thats all I have to choose from. If I actually lived in Cinncinatti; I would get Roadrunner hands down.

This has been just frustratingfuriousfurious
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07/09/2006 06:23 PM EST
1.)Yes Cable blows DSL out of the water 90% of the time.

2.)Try and clean out your Network adaptor. Make sure it's installed properly, try again.

3.)If you aren't using a router, and have to unplug/replug your Modem, leave it off longer to be sure the IP address is reset.

These may not solve your problem but they are usefull tips regarding this type of situation.
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07/09/2006 06:50 PM EST
Ive tried all that Bombs. Im still getting booted. Now I did notice that one of the ends of my erthnet cable has that clip missing. Mr.S said that shouldn't matter. Dont misunderstand. Its happening on my computer too. The connection just stops. Ill find out for sure this Thursday.
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07/09/2006 08:05 PM EST
You know I had that clip broken as well, and my games were dropping. Bought a new one and it never happened again.
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
07/09/2006 10:44 PM EST
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You know I had that clip broken as well, and my games were dropping. Bought a new one and it never happened again.



Just like that huh?! I'll give that a shot.
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
08/07/2006 11:47 PM EST
LETs FIGHT then how do i get on the online to fight youfuriousfurious
BEASTMODE!
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
08/08/2006 02:05 AM EST
Read the first post maybe?
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09/15/2006 08:19 AM EST
can you tell me what stores i can get and adptor from my birthday is on october 1'st so as soon as i get my birthday money i wanna go to a store that is guarenteed(hope i spelled that righttongue)to have 1
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
09/15/2006 11:41 AM EST
I hate to say it but I'm still not getting it.
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
09/19/2006 07:59 PM EST
could so one help me i can't get on when i test connetion it says

its say user authinecation faild umm access denied i get to the checking pass word part
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
10/12/2006 08:52 AM EST
it"s just very easy just visit ebays.comsmilegrin
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10/13/2006 09:07 PM EST
i get that my test connection is fine but when i come to play online it says checking dnas waits abit then error -612. What is that all about?
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10/29/2006 06:04 PM EST
bloodyshad0w Wrote:
can you tell me what stores i can get and adptor from my birthday is on october 1'st so as soon as i get my birthday money i wanna go to a store that is guarenteed(hope i spelled that righttongue)to have 1


go to best buy, walmart, futureshop, an electronic store, any gaming store usually
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10/31/2006 11:12 PM EST
im not getting this at all. whenever it goes to test the connection it times out. reasons?
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
11/02/2006 09:20 PM EST
had this too.

read the manual.

try automatic set up. thats what i had to do (on cable)

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11/03/2006 04:38 AM EST
I played this online the other night and man, the mix of lag and me lacking skill got me owned :(
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
11/03/2006 04:42 AM EST
do you have to pay for PS2 online?
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RE: How to get your PS2 online
11/03/2006 05:28 AM EST
Nope :) Its free.

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RE: How to get your PS2 online
12/01/2006 09:24 PM EST
whenever it says authenticating DNAS data it gives me an error saying -- network error (-612)
There was no response from the DNS server.
Please check your configuration settings.
and i know the connection works when i test it soo.. anybody know what to do?