How to connect PS3 to Windows 7

If you have a PS3 or XBOX360, you surely want to connect it to your Windows 7 PC. In order to do that we have to look up the MAC address and change some sharing settings.

How to add PS3 to Windows 7

1. Step Before we start connecting the PS3, you will need to know your MAC address. Already know it? If you don’t, read our guide how to look up MAC address in Windows 7.

2. Step Open up the Network Sharing Center (enter Network Sharing Center into the search field on your Start Menu)

Change Advanced Sharing Settings

3. Step In the sidebar click on the hyperlink “Change advanced sharing settings”:

4. Step Turn on Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing

Choose Media Streaming Options

5. Step Then, click on “Choose Media Streaming Options”

6. Step On the following page you’ll find all unknown devices. Your PS3 will be listed as unknown device as well.

Connect PS3 Device

7.Click on all “unknown devices” and look for the MAC address that we found in step (1).

8. Step If you find the MAC address of the PS3, select Allowed from the dropdown field for that unknown device.

9. Step Make sure that Windows 7 firewall is not blocking access to the PS3 device. Sometimes, you also have to forward ports to share files between Windows 7 and your PS3 or if you want to do more than just sharing files. For example, for playing Call of Duty 3 you need forward port 3074 on your router.

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4 Responses to How to connect PS3 to Windows 7

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Carmen Haldane said:

    hello thanks for the info. we have a ps3 and play black ops on it. we seem to have a lot of issues with losing connection while playing. what is the port for black ops? we have a net gear router and im not sure if that is the issue or what is going on. a lot of connection corruption. its getting very aggravating. Can’t wait to hear back!! Thanks!

  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Peter said:

    OK Win 7 does not see the unknown device on the local network, it shows it on the network at large. How do I get it to be part of the local network? I think this may be what’s keeping my Win 7 from seeing the PS3 (the PS3 does see Win 7)

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Ted said:

    Thanks for the tip. The connection works great and it was real easy to setup

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Riaan said:

    Hi there,how do i connect my ps3 to the internet with windows7 using a mobile modem?I used to connect through windows xp and a lan cable and just shared my internet connection but with windows 7 i’m struggling…

    If anyone can help!

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