I thought I would post this information as it has taken me all morning, a lot of phone calls and reading on google to sort this out!!
Problem I had: I want to take my PS3 to my parents house when visiting and they dont have any access to the internet. I am a total broadband customer and have access to BT FON & Openzone.
I called BT directly and they said they didnt support it so I nearly gave up however I have now found out exactly how to connect!!
Go to Network settings on PS3
Go to - Internet connection settings
Choose - Custom
Choose - Wireless
Choose - Scan
Pick whichever has highest signal strength - either BT FON or BT Openzone
SSID should come up with BtOpenzone (leave it as it is!)
WLAN settings - choose none
IP address - auto
DHCP host - do not set
DNS - Automatic
MTU - automatic
Proxy server - do not use
UPNP - enable
Press x to save settings
At this point it will test connection and show the IP address has been found but the internet connection failed, this is fine. Come out of settings and go to your internet browser on PS3
Once you launch the browser you get the BT openzone log in page, enter your details if you are a customer or buy the package / whichever is your preference.
Once you have logged in you can then close the browser and launch an online game!
I played Black Ops on BT Openzone at signal strength 100%, it was perfect and I had no problems at all!
I hope this helps!!!
Hi, tried connecting the way you described but the ps3 returns the error message 'Attempt to obtain ip address timed out'. is there a fix?
Hi, the IP address issue mentioned above where the PS3 will not pick up an IP address from the openzone access point is what i was refering to. Has anyone found a solution to this as mentioned above?
Hi, BTOPENZONE is my normal wireless network. I only have openzone and pay monthly for it!
Has anyone found a solution to the problem mentioned above with regards to the PS3 not obtaining an IP adrress from the OPENZONE access point? I alled th openzone helpline last night and am no further on today!
Please can someone help me!!