This guide will show you how to connect a Playstation 2 (pictured right) to the internet. There's a seperate guide for the Playstation 3. Please note: Not all PS2s are ready to connect to the Internet. If you don't have slimline PS2, you will need to buy a PS2 Network Adapter. See your PS2's documentation for more information. There are 3 ways to connect your PlayStation 2 to the Internet:
2 spare Ethernet ports on your PC (you may need to install additional Network Interface Card/s (NIC) - if you have a USB modem you will only need 1 Ethernet port
A PC running Windows 98S, Me, 2000 Professional or XP
Turn off all hardware (PS2, broadband modem and PC).
If you are using an external USB modem/router make sure this is connected to your computer.
Connect the 'crossover' Ethernet cable to a spare Ethernet port on your PC and the Ethernet port on the PS2 Network Adapter.
Connect the 'straight-through' cable to your broadband modem/router and a spare PC Ethernet port.
Turn on your broadband modem. Now turn on your PC.
Setup Internet Connection Sharing in Windows to share your Internet connection with your PS2. See Windows help section for more support. You may need your Windows installation CD.
Once Internet Connection Sharing is set up, check your PC can connect to the Internet.
Turn on your PS2 and insert the Network Access Disc.
Follow the on-screen setup instructions. Refer to your Network Access Disc manual if you have any problems.
Please note, your PC must be turned on and connected to the Internet for the PS2 to be online. Connection speeds may also be affected by your PC. [Top] If you're having difficulty connecting your PS2 or you're looking for fellow gamers, check out our lively games discussion forum.