How to Connect Playstation 2 to the Internet

Playing games on the PlayStation 2 with friends and family is a great way to pass the time. But at times it is difficult for everyone to get together to play in person. This is where the Internet comes in. PlayStation 2 allows players to hook the PlayStation 2 to the internet and compete with other users remotely. This way the family and friends can have fun and compete from anywhere at any time.

Things You'll Need

  • PlayStation 2
  • Broadband modem with an Ethernet connection
  • Ethernet Cable
  • PlayStation 2 network access disc
  • PlayStation 2 network adapter
  • Memory card
  • 2 Ethernet cables
  • Broadband router
  • Computer with network interface card
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  1. Direct Connection

    • 1

      Make sure the PlayStation 2 and Internet connection source are turned off. Now connect the PlayStation 2 to modem, router, or Internet wall outlet.

    • 2

      Turn on the PlayStation 2 and insert the network access software that came with the game console. Also turn on the Internet connection if necessary.

    • 3

      Click through the on-screen installation menu to ensure proper configuration. If there are any problems please check the cable connections and users' guide for more instructions.

    • 4

      Check to make sure the home computer has Internet access. If the computer cannot access the Internet, verify that all the devices are connected and the power is on. If everything is connected and the Internet still does not work, consult the router configuration manual for additional support.

    Indirect Connection

    • 5

      Make certain that both the router and PlayStation 2 are turned off.

    • 6

      Connect the PlayStation 2 to the router using an Ethernet cable. Make sure the router is connected to an Internet outlet.

    • 7

      Use another Ethernet cable to connect the home computer to the PlayStation 2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the network interface card in the back of the computer. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into the PlayStation 2 Ethernet adapter.

    • 8

      Turn all of the devices on. All of the devices meaning the computer, router and PlayStation 2.

    • 9

      Put the Internet-access software in the PlayStation 2 and follow the setup guide to properly configure the PlayStation 2 for Internet access. If there are any connection issues consult the PlayStation 2 users' manual for further assistance.

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