The Sony PlayStation 3, or PS3, is capable of online gaming and media streaming over a broadband Internet connection. Uverse, a service offered by AT&T, supplies a broadband connection through a residential gateway. The PS3 can connect to a gateway either with a wireless connection, or through an network cable. Connecting through a wireless gateway requires a network password, if the network uses a wireless security protocol. Wired connections require an Ethernet cable of appropriate length.
Connecting with an Ethernet Cable
Measure the distance between your network gateway and PS3. Find an Ethernet cord that will reach both devices, taking into account extra length for non-direct cable paths.
Locate the RJ-45 port on the PS3. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the port. Route the cable's length until the opposite end of the cable reaches the gateway.
Plug the remaining end of the Ethernet cable into the RJ-45 port on your residential gateway. The port should be labeled "downlink" or "Ethernet" depending on the model of your gateway.
Connect with a Wireless Connection
Gather information about your wireless network including the network broadcast ID or the network's name, the network security type, and the password.
Turn on the PlayStation and wait for its Home menu to appear. Scroll down to the "Settings" tab and choose "Network Settings." On the Internet connection option, select "Enable."
Press the "X" button while in the "Settings" menu and select your connection type. Select "Wireless" and choose the "Easy" setup option.
Allow the device time to scan for available wireless networks. When the scan is complete, locate your network in the list and press the "X" button again.
Enter the network security type and password in the setup menu. Save your connection settings and exit the configuration menu.