Internet Browsing on PS3
February 24, 2012 7:57 AM   Subscribe

Since the Xbox 360 doesn't have a browser I am unable to connect to Xbox Live on a public internet connection because the 360 cannot give me access to the user agreement (if anyone knows a way around that, I'd like to know). Does anyone know if the PS3 has a browser capable of going on a public wifi and agreeing to the user agreement? I ask this because I am considering purchasing one for the library I work at. This will allow me to download updates for our games.
posted by zzazazz to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You can connect to the internet using a PC/laptop, then share the network connection to another ethernet port on the same PC (using "Internet Connection Sharing") and plug the Xbox into that. I did that a while ago and it worked.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:10 AM on February 24, 2012

Do you (or the library) own the wifi router? It may be possible to give the Xbox a permanent DHCP lease (which would give it the same IP address indefinitely) and then offer it a different class of service than everything else that connects. You could allow the Xbox unfettered access to the connection while maintaining the EULA requirement for everyone else.
posted by jquinby at 8:21 AM on February 24, 2012 [2 favorites]

The PS3 does have a built-in wifi browser, but fixing this at the router level via MAC address is the best answer.
posted by ellF at 8:26 AM on February 24, 2012

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