So tonight my PS3 decides to stop connecting to the internet. It can get an IP over wifi and wired and can be pinged. Yet it cannot connect no matter what I try. Everything else is working as normal on my network, laptops, voip, fileservers, you name it, just not the PS3.
During my searches for various phrases like the error code 80710092, or obtain ip address succeeded internet connection failed, I run across a lot of suggestions, most of them explaining how to connect a PS3 to a network, which I clearly know how to do. But one post stands out, the post said that you might have a banned PS3. This post totally freaks me out because I’ve done nothing other than watch movies and play exactly two games on my PS3.
In an act of desperation I start rebooting various networking devices before making the dreaded call to Sony to only wait on hold for the next to hours of my life.
- I reboot my switch. Nothing.
- I reboot my access point. Nothing.
- I reboot my router. Nothing.
- I reboot my cable modem. It works!
Moral of the story? If at first you don’t succeed, try rebooting stuff.