Connecting PS3 to MacBook Pro with Ethernet Cable

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Roxy999, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Roxy999 macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2010
    Hi, I have tried searching for a similar question but have not been able to find an exact match. I have a new MacBook, a PS3, a Virgin Mobile USB and an Ethernet cable and I thought putting them all together so I could use the PS3 online would be easy! Could someone please give me a step by step process of what I am meant to be doing.
  2. Alfihar macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Should be able to plug the virgin mobile usb in.
    Connect one end of the ethernet cable to the macbook and the other end to the PS3.

    Then on the Mac go to System Preferences > Sharing
    Select Internet Sharing
    From the dropdown you need to select the Virgin Mobile, not sure what it will be called.
    Then in the "To computers using" select Ethernet 1.
    Then tick the box beside "Internet Sharing" in the list on the left.
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    gaming through a wireless card? i dont think it would provide good performance - but what Alf suggested should work fine :) you might have to point the PS3 in the right direction, or configure via DHCP.

    you could also share the internet connection via WiFi to the PS3 and other devices (such as a mobile) - this will be a bit slower though.

    also, PS3 Media Server might be good if you want to play movies on your PS3 from your mac without pre-converting before hand :)

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