Configuring your PS3 to use a proxy

Modified on: Wed, 26 Jul, 2017 at 6:44 PM


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This page will guide you through configuring your PS3 to connect to your proxy server. Please note that you'll first need to set up a working proxy server on your Windows or Mac computer. 


If you haven't done so yet, kindly refer to one of our guides below to set up a proxy server on your Windows or Mac computer.


Set Up Proxy Server On Windows

Set Up Proxy Server On Mac


Once you have confirmed that the proxy server on your computer is working correctly, make a note of the IP Address and Proxy Server Port. You will need these later during this guide.


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To configure your Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) to use a proxy server, follow the steps below.


Step 1: Getting Started


Make sure that your PS3 is connected to your network and that this is the same network as your computer.

You now need to edit the network settings on the PS3 to configure the proxy server.


On the PS3 console's main menu, go to Settings and click on Network Settings.

Now choose your existing network connection and press right button all the way until you see Proxy Server.

Press the X button on Use.



Step 2: Configuring the Proxy Server


On the Proxy Server page, enter the IP address of your computer and the Port Number that you set the proxy server on.



If you have followed our Proxy instructions, the port will usually be 6588 for a Windows system or 8080 for a Mac, either way you should have confirmed this on the computer.


Next, press the right button to continue and leave the UPNP setting unchanged.


You will now see a summary of your connection details.


Press the X button to save them and proceed to testing.



Note: The settings below are our settings, yours will definitely be different.



Step 3: Test Proxy Connection


Press the X button now and the PS3 system will attempt to connect to the Internet.



If the connection was successful you will see the message below.



Congratulations! Your PS3 is now connected to your proxy server.


If you now go to the web browser, you can check your location at https://www.my-private-network.co.uk/ipinfo/.


Note: As you have told the PS3 to use the proxy service on your computer, if the computer is not switched on, or if the proxy service is not running, the PS3 will not be able to connect to the web.


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