Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

PS3 and sharing Ethernet Port 2 issue

2746 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 20, 2008 7:45 AM by BillC37 RSS
TigerSSMac Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Feb 17, 2008 11:51 AM
So I have my PS3, Mac Pro and 46" Sony XBR4 Flat Panel all hooked up together. I'd like to be able to get the PS3 to connect to the internet through Port Sharing on the MacPro.

My connection is through Roadrunner using a Linksys router on the other side of the house.
Ethernet Port 1 on the MacPro is directly connected to the Linksys.
Ethernet Port 2 is connected to the Playstation 3
Sharing is set to share Built-In Ethernet 1 to Ethernet 2

Network on the MacPro says Port 2 has a self Assigned IP but it fails if I run the network test on the PS3 (using DHCP).
MacPro Xeon 2.66's (retired: SE/30, IIci, Q800, 8500, 9500, G3, G4, G5 2.7s), Mac OS X (10.5.1), 2GB Ram, 3TB, some externals, eyeTV hybrid, AirPort Express etc...
  • BillC37 Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 20, 2008 7:45 AM (in response to TigerSSMac)
    I don't think the MacPro will give out a DHCP address to the PS3. Note the IP on the MacPro's port 2 and give the PS3 a different manually assigned IP in the same subnet (ie, if the MacPro is, give the PS3
    MP 2.8 Octo, MBP 15" LED, Al iMac20, Mac OS X (10.5.2)


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.