How To Use Cell Phone For Ps3 Internet Gaming
  • I have not only successfully connected my cell phone to my PC as a usb internet modem but I've also set up my own home LAN and hooked my PS3 up to this network via my PC's Ethernet card and windows internet sharing, but I've also played Soccom with not lag, been able to have PS3 video chats and achieved DSL high speeds at 1MB per second. I'm trying to get it down step by step and make a youtube video which I intend to post info.

    There so far has been one draw back. It seems everytime I turn off my computer and turn back on I have to set the network up again before it's working properly again. Still working out bugs but that might also be exclusive to my PC and setup.

    Hardware I'm using is:
    -Samsung Instinct w/data cable and unlimited data Plan, (there's no extra fees that way because cell provider doesn't allow the "phone as a modem plan" unless you downgrade to a limited minute plan and add "phone as a modem plan" for additional $15/mo. I know stupid right. So they figure because they don't give you plan and show you how to do it that you won't be able to, WRONG, trust me there are no fees this way).
    -PC ethernet card
    -ethernet cord

    How to setup:
    -google "how to use your phone as usb modem for PC" and follow directions, also can find videos for this on youtube
    -afterwards go to network connections
    -right click on the dial-up connection setup with usb cell phone modem and select advanced tab
    -then check box for internet connection sharing (dont worry about bottom two options that become availiable upon checking the box).
    -after this make sure connection for ethernet card under network connections is enabled (right click on it and select enable)
    -then connect PS3's ethernet cord to that ethernet card after connecting other end to PS3 (DUh)
    -turn on PS3 go to network settings, then internet connections, then custom, then right scroll through all options selecting
    WIRED CONNECTIONS>AUTO DETEC>AUTOMATIC>DO NOT SET>AUTOMATIC>AUTOMATIC>DO NOT USE>ENABLE
    -HIT X, THEN TEST CONNECTION
    -EVERYTHING SHOULD BE SUCCESSFUL
    -THEN JUST SIGN ON AND ENJOY

    *If you want it to be a wireless connection just buy a wireless router setup on PC and hook ethernet cord to routers internet port and other end into PC's ethernet port, then go to PS3's network connections and setup wireless network. FOR BEST SPEEDS AND CONNECTION RUN WIRED CONNECTION AS DIRECTED IN INSTRUCTIONS.

    It's might take some tweaking but it will work if done correctly


    For any questions email:
    [email]philosopher1st@lycosmail.com[/email]
  • philosopher1st said:
    I have not only successfully connected my cell phone to my PC as a usb internet modem but I've also set up my own home LAN and hooked my PS3 up to this network via my PC's Ethernet card and windows internet sharing, but I've also played Soccom with not lag, been able to have PS3 video chats and achieved DSL high speeds at 1MB per second. I'm trying to get it down step by step and make a youtube video which I intend to post info.

    There so far has been one draw back. It seems everytime I turn off my computer and turn back on I have to set the network up again before it's working properly again. Still working out bugs but that might also be exclusive to my PC and setup.

    Hardware I'm using is:
    -Samsung Instinct w/data cable and unlimited data Plan, (there's no extra fees that way because cell provider doesn't allow the "phone as a modem plan" unless you downgrade to a limited minute plan and add "phone as a modem plan" for additional $15/mo. I know stupid right. So they figure because they don't give you plan and show you how to do it that you won't be able to, WRONG, trust me there are no fees this way).
    -PC ethernet card
    -ethernet cord

    How to setup:
    -google "how to use your phone as usb modem for PC" and follow directions, also can find videos for this on youtube
    -afterwards go to network connections
    -right click on the dial-up connection setup with usb cell phone modem and select advanced tab
    -then check box for internet connection sharing (dont worry about bottom two options that become availiable upon checking the box).
    -after this make sure connection for ethernet card under network connections is enabled (right click on it and select enable)
    -then connect PS3's ethernet cord to that ethernet card after connecting other end to PS3 (DUh)
    -turn on PS3 go to network settings, then internet connections, then custom, then right scroll through all options selecting
    WIRED CONNECTIONS>AUTO DETEC>AUTOMATIC>DO NOT SET>AUTOMATIC>AUTOMATIC>DO NOT USE>ENABLE
    -HIT X, THEN TEST CONNECTION
    -EVERYTHING SHOULD BE SUCCESSFUL
    -THEN JUST SIGN ON AND ENJOY

    *If you want it to be a wireless connection just buy a wireless router setup on PC and hook ethernet cord to routers internet port and other end into PC's ethernet port, then go to PS3's network connections and setup wireless network. FOR BEST SPEEDS AND CONNECTION RUN WIRED CONNECTION AS DIRECTED IN INSTRUCTIONS.

    It's might take some tweaking but it will work if done correctly


    For any questions email:
    [email]philosopher1st@lycosmail.com[/email]


    Awesome tutorial! Has anyone else tried this!?

    I have an HTC Touch Pro 2, an HP Windows XP SP3 laptop, a new PS3 Slim... can this be done and all I have to buy is a crossover Ethernet cable? (Is that what it's called, "Crossover", I have heard of something called Ethernet Bridging, not sure of the difference - THANKS!)
  • PSiloveyouPS said:
    Awesome tutorial! Has anyone else tried this!?

    I have an HTC Touch Pro 2, an HP Windows XP SP3 laptop, a new PS3 Slim... can this be done and all I have to buy is a crossover Ethernet cable? (Is that what it's called, "Crossover", I have heard of something called Ethernet Bridging, not sure of the difference - THANKS!)


    BUMP :)

    I am VERY curious of the best way (Virtual Access Point, with Internet Connection Sharing on) to connect the PS3 to the internet, using my laptop and my cell phone's mobile broadband connection!
  • i gotta try this! i have the samsung instinct too and already have phone as a modem hack with the simply everything plan. will post when i get it working!
  • warhawk813 said:
    i gotta try this! i have the samsung instinct too and already have phone as a modem hack with the simply everything plan. will post when i get it working!


    Works like a charm... although there is NO WAY to avoid the HORRIBLE SERVER set-up Modern Warfare 2 has; ugh!
  • Gonna advise that you make sure of what your data plan is before trying this. If you don't have unlimited internet you'll be paying out the wazoo in overage. ;)
  • Lyndon M STAFF said:
    Gonna advise that you make sure of what your data plan is before trying this. If you don't have unlimited internet you'll be paying out the wazoo in overage. ;)


    Good idea... thankfully I do have unlimited since I have the Droid2 that came out in August.

    However I have yet to root it, and after all this confusion and trying to use it or buy one of those cradle-point routers, I'm just going to bite the bullet and get DSL for $35 a month. Too confusing... plus I don't know of any app that in Winmo or Android compatible that is able to be started in infrastructure mode, so the PS3 etc doesn't see it as 'ad-hoc' :(