In this brief article, we will discuss how you can configure your PS3 to use a proxy. For this, you must first set up a working proxy on your Windows or Mac device.
Another thing you need to take care of is, note down the IP address and Proxy Server Port.
Step 1: Getting Started
Let’s start by connecting your PS3 to a proxy. To achieve this, you need to make sure that the PS3 is connected to the same network as that of your computer. Thereafter, edit the network settings.
How can you do this?
- Settings > Network Settings > choose your existing network.
- Right-click on that network and a Proxy server will appear.
- Click on the X, but.
Step 2: Configuring the Proxy Server
Now, when you arrive at the Proxy Server Page, enter the correct IP address of your computer. You’ll also have to enter the Port Number you set the proxy server on.
It’s 6588 for a Windows device and 8080 for a Mac.
Leaving the UPNP setting unchanged, click on the right button.
A summary of all the changes you made will appear. Look at the information and press X to save the setting.
Step 3: Test Proxy connection
In this step, we test whether the applied settings are working. You can do this by pressing the X button. This will prompt the PS3 to connect to the internet.
If successful, then you’ll see a message saying:
Congratulations! Your PS3 is now connected to your proxy server.
There’s one mistake that people make. They try to check the connectivity with their computer turned off and not running the proxy service. Hence, make sure your device is turned on, and the proxy is running.
You can also go to the website: https://www.my-private-network.co.uk/ipinfo/. Here you can find your location.
There you have it. Now, you know how to connect your PS3 to a proxy. The above method works effectively, and you can expect immediate results.