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Playstation 2 Setup Guide

Playstation 2 Setup Guide

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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:

  1. Direct Connection
    The fast and simple way to connect your PS2.
  2. Router Connection
    Play your PS2 online and connect your PC to the Internet at the same time.
  3. Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
    Connect your PS2 to the Internet through your PC. ICS is ideal for USB and PCI modems and cheaper than buying a broadband router.



1. Direct Connection

Connection check list:

  • PlayStation 2
  • Memory Card (8Mb)
  • PS2 Network Adapter
  • PS2 Network Access Disc
  • Network Ethernet cable
  • Broadband modem with an Ethernet connection

Steps:

  1. Turn the PS2 and broadband modem off.
  2. Connect the network cable to the modem's Ethernet port and the Ethernet port on your PS2 network adapter.
  3. Turn the broadband modem on. Now turn on the PS2.
  4. Load the Network Access Disc in the PS2.
  5. Follow the on-screen setup instructions. Refer to the Network Access Disc manual for further support.

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2. Router Connection

Connection checklist:

  • PlayStation 2
  • Memory Card (8Mb)
  • PS2 Network Adapter
  • PS2 Network Access Disc
  • 2 'straight-through' Ethernet cables
  • Broadband router with 2 or more Ethernet ports
  • PC with a Network Interface Card (NIC)

Steps:

  1. Turn the PS2 and broadband router off.
  2. Connect the first Ethernet cable to an Ethernet port on the broadband router and the Ethernet port on the PS2 Network Adapter.
  3. Connect the second Ethernet cable to another Ethernet port on the broadband router and the Ethernet port on your PC's Network Interface Card (NIC).
  4. Turn on your router, then your PC.
  5. Check your PC can access the Internet - your broadband router may require a specific configuration to do this. Refer to the router's instructions for specific support.
  6. Turn on your PS2 and insert the Network Access Disc.
  7. Follow the on-screen setup instructions. Refer to the Network Access Disc manual for further support.

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3. Internet Connection Sharing

Connection checklist:

  • PlayStation 2
  • Memory Card (8Mb)
  • PS2 Network Adapter
  • PS2 Network Access Disc
  • A 'straight-through' Ethernet cable
  • A 'cross-over' Ethernet cable
  • Broadband modem/router
  • 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

Steps:

  1. Turn off all hardware (PS2, broadband modem and PC).
  2. If you are using an external USB modem/router make sure this is connected to your computer.
  3. Connect the 'crossover' Ethernet cable to a spare Ethernet port on your PC and the Ethernet port on the PS2 Network Adapter.
  4. Connect the 'straight-through' cable to your broadband modem/router and a spare PC Ethernet port.
  5. Turn on your broadband modem. Now turn on your PC.
  6. 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.
  7. Once Internet Connection Sharing is set up, check your PC can connect to the Internet.
  8. Turn on your PS2 and insert the Network Access Disc.
  9. 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.
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Community Gaffer ‎22-03-2010 5:05 PM
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