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FRITZ!Box 7340 Service

Using a PlayStation 3 in the FRITZ!Box home network

You can easily connect a PlayStation 3 to a LAN port or the wireless network (WiFi) of your FRITZ!Box. The PlayStation can then access the Internet and be used as a playback device for videos, music, and image files in the FRITZ!Box home network.

Note:Here we show you how to connect a PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box using Sony PlayStation 3 (system software 3.61) as an example.

Important:Some of the settings described here are only displayed if the advanced view is enabled in the user interface. The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS

1 Preparations

Enabling the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server

The FRITZ!Box is configured as a DHCP server in the factory settings. If you disabled the FRITZ!Box's DHCP server, configure the following settings:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button.
  5. Enable the DHCP server and define the range from which the FRITZ!Box assigns IP addresses.

    Note:The FRITZ!Box uses the IP address 192.168.178.1 (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) and assigns IP addresses from xxx.20 to xxx.200 in the factory settings.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Setting up the FRITZ!Box as a Media Server

The following step is only necessary if you would like to use the PlayStation to play videos, music, and image files from the FRITZ!Box Media Server:

2 Connecting the PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box

Connect the PlayStation to the FRITZ!Box's wireless network, or connect it to the the FRITZ!Box using a network cable:

Note:The PlayStation requires a wireless network adapter in order to connect it to the FRITZ!Box. The first PlayStation 3 models were not equipped with one.

Connecting the PlayStation using a network cable

  1. Use a network cable to connect the PlayStation to a LAN port on the FRITZ!Box.
  2. Select "Settings" in the XMB menu (XrossMediaBar) of the PlayStation.
  3. "Network Settings" > "Internet Connection Settings"
  4. Confirm the message "If you perform Internet connection settings, the system will be disconnected. Do you want to continue?" with "Yes".
  5. Select "Easy".
    • The system checks your network configuration and display the information.
  6. Save the settings list.

Connecting the PlayStation to a wireless network

Important:Make sure that there is no network cable connected to the PlayStation.

  1. Select "Settings" in the XMB menu (XrossMediaBar) of the PlayStation.
  2. "Network Settings" > "Internet Connection Settings"
  3. Confirm the message "If you perform Internet connection settings, the system will be disconnected. Do you want to continue?" with "Yes".
  4. "Easy" > "Wireless" > "Scan"
    • You will now see a list of access points within range of the PlayStation.
  5. Select the name of the FRITZ!Box's wireless network (SSID).

    Note:You will find information on determining the FRITZ!Box's wireless settings in this guide.

  6. Select "WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK" as the security method.
  7. Enter the FRITZ!Box's network key in the "WPA Key" field and confirm the entry.
    • The system checks your network configuration and display the information.
  8. Save the settings list.

Now the PlayStation is connected to the Internet via the FRITZ!Box. It can play files from DLNA-compatible (Digital Living Network Alliance) media servers in the FRITZ!Box home network, such as the Windows Media Player.

Note:You can find further information on setting up the PlayStation in its manual or on Sony's PlayStation website.

3 Using the PlayStation to play files from the FRITZ!Box Media Server

The following step is only necessary if you would like to use the PlayStation to play videos, music, and image files from the FRITZ!Box Media Server:

  1. Select "Settings" in the XMB menu (XrossMediaBar) of the PlayStation.
  2. "Network Settings" > "Media Server Connection"
  3. Select "Enable".
  4. Select the "AVM FRITZ!Mediaserver" icon under "Photo", "Music" or "Video".
    • All of the folders and files available on the FRITZ!Box Media Server that can be played by the PlayStation are now displayed.
  5. Select the file you would like to play.

Now the PlayStation plays the selected file on the FRITZ!Box Media Server.

4 Setting up the FRITZ!Box for Internet access to the PlayStation

By default, the FRITZ!Box's firewall protects all of the devices in the home network from incoming connections and unsolicited data from the Internet. However, in order to use certain online games (for example Call of Duty) and individual chat functions, other users from the Internet must be able to access your PlayStation.

The following steps are only necessary if you are experiencing problems with joining online games or chats:

  • Set up the FRITZ!Box for automatic port sharing so that the PlayStation itself can open the ports in the FRITZ!Box that are used by the online game or the chat function.
    • or:
  • Set up static port sharing in the FRITZ!Box for the ports and IP protocols used by the online game or the chat function.

    Note:The PlayStation's Internet Connection Test will also display NAT Type 3 for your FRITZ!Box if you configure port sharing manually. However, you will not experience compromises in performance when playing online games or using the chat function.