> adrian wrote:
> I don't refute *anything* that adrian says, as I've never used ADSL -
> and what he's said all sounds perfectly reasonable.
> However, there was a video on a recent PSM2 coverdisc which showed the
> PS2 being connected to a broadband service, and it was simplicity
> itself. There were no routers or anything like that, so from what
> adrian's said, I assume this was cable broadband and not ADSL.
Yes it probably was a Cable connection. XBox can also do that you just plug in the Cable modem into the back of the Ethernet and that is it. Thats the direct connection method. Maybe Sony will release a new way of connecting PS2 to ADSL which makes it this easy, but I assume that the ways the XBox uses will probably be used for PS2 as well. It really is easy to use a router or a ICS method. Nothing that hard to set up, as XBox configures everything automatically.
I don't refute *anything* that adrian says, as I've never used ADSL - and what he's said all sounds perfectly reasonable.
However, there was a video on a recent PSM2 coverdisc which showed the PS2 being connected to a broadband service, and it was simplicity itself. There were no routers or anything like that, so from what adrian's said, I assume this was cable broadband and not ADSL.
Basically, you plug the adapter into your PS2's expansion bay, connect it to your cable modem, switch on and boot the startup disc that comes with the adapter.
Then you give the software your usual login information for your ISP (username, password) which is saved to your memory card (this is safe, because PS2 memory cards use MagicGate encryption), and the software then connects your PS2 to the internet and you're ready to go.
Now THAT's original!!
>will never support broadband because it was never desighned to
Really?? I thought it was always Sony's intention to add BB functionality at a later date??
>buy an x box.
That explains it!
>PS2 was never deighned to use broadband, and it'll never even go online,
But it already has in both Japan and the US - Dur!
> playstaion3 in 2005 which wont be as good as X-BOX2 anyhow which is
> released on the same day.
Wow!! Someone so high up on BOTH Sony and Microsoft that he knows both the Spec and release date of their respoective next gen consoles!!!
Skineddy - please go away and take your fanboy-isms with you.
Look at http://www.xbox.com/uk/live /beta/choosetype.htm (remove space)
This will give you an idea of how to hook your PS2 up to the internet.
Cable is the only broadband that can connect directly to the ethernet port as it uses the ethernet RJ45 cable end.
A router would require you to have a network card in your PC to hook the router to it. The router must also have a modem built into it as the router replaces your modem. This will then allow you to have your PS2 online while your PC is turned off.
Connection sharing would require a network card in your PC, and then a crossover cable linking the PC's network card to the ethernet adaptor on the PS2. Then you need to connect the PC to the internet as you normally do, and set properties to allow for internet connection sharing(ICS). Once this is done you can use the PS2 online, but you need to keep the PC on.
Of course all the above is refered to how XBox Live works, seeing as they are probably practicly the same, only the PS2 doesnt have the ethernet port built in. I can say that these methods above will probably apply to the PS2.