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I for the life of me cant get mey PC running Vista to detect my PS3 on my network. However, my PS3 is connected wirelessly to my gateway/modem. Please help!

I really want to get it setup so I can use my PC as a media server on my PS3.
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enable UpNp on your modem (via either the software or your Modem configuration page) and also on your PS3. This lets both use the network as a means of transferring files to and from different servers connected to the same network.

Also, sometimes you've just got to wait it out. I've noticed sometimes when I'm trying to set it up, even if everything is set up right my PS3 might not show up in WMP for me to accept it and share files with it. Until suddenly either it does, or my PC pops up as a media server on my PS3 and everythings OK. I use XP SP2 though, and I know vista is a little tougher to crack when it comes to this issue. If its beyond what I've already recommended, a vista user will have to help you out!
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I for the life of me cant get mey PC running Vista to detect my PS3 on my network. However, my PS3 is connected wirelessly to my gateway/modem. Please help!

I really want to get it setup so I can use my PC as a media server on my PS3.
what router?
    
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Im using a Linksys Wireless-G cable Gateway WCG200-CC.

I know Upnp is enabled on my PS3 as it says "avaialbe" but not sure how to enable it on my router.
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Under Network Settings on the PS3, do you have Media Server connection enabled?
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Yes, just doublechecked it. Enabled...
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Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Media Sharing "ON" and Network Discovery "ON"
    
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Im using a Linksys Wireless-G cable Gateway WCG200-CC.

I know Upnp is enabled on my PS3 as it says "avaialbe" but not sure how to enable it on my router.
How did you configure the router/gateway in the first place? Like wireless encryption and such. Usually you go to something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 in your browser and that will bring up the config page.
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Got those both enabled as well. Just doublechecked.
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How did you configure the router/gateway in the first place? Like wireless encryption and such. Usually you go to something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 in your browser and that will bring up the config page.
Ok, that first address worked, but it wants a password and user name? Mine didnt work.
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