(SOLVED) Connection sharing with PS3 troubles

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(SOLVED) Connection sharing with PS3 troubles

Postby Segovix on Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:09 am

Hi,

I'm running Linux Mint 13, 64-bit version and attempting to share my laptop's wireless internet with my PS3 via ethernet cable. The good news is that setting up connection sharing in Network Manager works great - my laptop connects to the internet wirelessly and has no problem sharing the connection with the ps3 via ethernet. The bad news is, that everytime I reboot my PS3, I then have to reboot my laptop before the PS3 will connect again. (Otherwise my PS3 claims there was a "DNS error".)

I'm sure it's just one service in particular that needs rebooting and not the entire system, but I have no idea what that service might be. It would be great if I could just enter a command in the terminal instead of rebooting the whole thing. Any ideas?

Thanks for reading!
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Re: Connection sharing with PS3 troubles

Postby jungle_boy on Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:17 pm

Any ideas?

I have one.

Instead reboot, open a terminal and:

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sudo su
ifconfig PS3_name up
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Re: Connection sharing with PS3 troubles

Postby Segovix on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:34 pm

Wow, that was simple enough. I'd tried switching the wired connection off and on via Network Manager, but using ifconfig did the trick. I guess Network Manager does it differently somehow?

Thanks jungle_boy, you rock.
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Re: (SOLVED) Connection sharing with PS3 troubles

Postby jungle_boy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:24 am

You are welcome.

I'm glad to be able to help you fix the problem.

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