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What's it take: PS2 online gaming

Let's pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about the internet, IP adresses or really ANYTHING that has to do with computers. For the sake of the thread, we'll just say that my involvement with the interweb has been due either to help from friends and/or dumb luck.

That disclaimer out of the way, what's it take to do online PS2 gaming? I have a wireless router on one side of the house with Verizon FIOS, and a PS2 on the other side of the house.

I just want to get online, meet interesting people from around the world and shoot them.
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Let's pretend for a moment that I don't know anything about the internet, IP adresses or really ANYTHING that has to do with computers. For the sake of the thread, we'll just say that my involvement with the interweb has been due either to help from friends and/or dumb luck.

That disclaimer out of the way, what's it take to do online PS2 gaming? I have a wireless router on one side of the house with Verizon FIOS, and a PS2 on the other side of the house.

I just want to get online, meet interesting people from around the world and shoot them.
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First the game has to have online capability.


Some PS2's have the internet adapter (modem) already in them. It's a brink looking thing that is on the back of the PS2, where you plug in the CAT5 cable. If yours doesn't have one, I think I paid like $29 for mine.

You don't HAVE to get the headphones, but gaming online SUCKS without them. They are another $29.

As far as I know, you can't do anything wireless with the PS2. Mine is hard wired, because I don't know of anyone that makes a wireless modem for a PS2. They might be out there now though. It's been a long time since I had bought my shit.


EDIT: All I play online, is SOCOM3 just for the record.
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We are trying to play Battle Front 2 online. Can Blake and I play on the same PS2 and be online at the same time? What do the headphones do?
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First the game has to have online capability.


Some PS2's have the internet adapter (modem) already in them. It's a brink looking thing that is on the back of the PS2, where you plug in the CAT5 cable. If yours doesn't have one, I think I paid like $29 for mine.

You don't HAVE to get the headphones, but gaming online SUCKS without them. They are another $29.

As far as I know, you can't do anything wireless with the PS2. Mine is hard wired, because I don't know of anyone that makes a wireless modem for a PS2. They might be out there now though. It's been a long time since I had bought my shit.


EDIT: All I play online, is SOCOM3 just for the record.
Good stuff, thanks. My PS2 is at least 4 years old, so I'm sure I'd have to buy the internet adapter. Hard wire sucks, because there's no way I can get this thing across my house without dragging a cable through the living room.

Is it fairly easy once you have the hardware set up?
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Good stuff, thanks. My PS2 is at least 4 years old, so I'm sure I'd have to buy the internet adapter. Hard wire sucks, because there's no way I can get this thing across my house without dragging a cable through the living room.

Is it fairly easy once you have the hardware set up?
Actually, we can run a cable around your house to the media room and put a cable in there if you want to.
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Good stuff, thanks. My PS2 is at least 4 years old, so I'm sure I'd have to buy the internet adapter. Hard wire sucks, because there's no way I can get this thing across my house without dragging a cable through the living room.

Is it fairly easy once you have the hardware set up?

run the wire through the addic(sp?) and put an outlet in that room, doest take long and with the cable and outlet and everything maybe $30 and looks really good.

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run the wire through the addic(sp?) and put an outlet in that room, doest take long and with the cable and outlet and everything maybe $30 and looks really good.
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Well that's a bonus. Got the hard wire handled, what about actually getting connected and finding a game to join? Does the game just guide you through it?
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you have to make an account for game spy. it's not hard at all and it will guide you.

it's pretty much just your screen name and password. very easy and you do it on the ps2 after you choose "play online" from the main screen. you'll get the hang of it.

you both will not be able to play at the same time on the same ps2.

i play BF2 and socom3 online a lot.

oh the headphones/mic are so you can hear the people talk and talk back.

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you have to make an account for game spy. it's not hard at all and it will guide you.

it's pretty much just your screen name and password. very easy and you do it on the ps2 after you choose "play online" from the main screen. you'll get the hang of it.

you both will not be able to play at the same time on the same ps2.

i play BF2 and socom3 online a lot.

oh the headphones/mic are so you can hear the people talk and talk back.

Excellent!

Well, that's not too bad. We can both play the same game as long as we're on two different PS2's at two different locations, right?

I found this:
http://www.dslreports.com/faq/onlinegaming

But just a few paragraphs into it and I started getting tired head and my eyes crossed.
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Well that's a bonus. Got the hard wire handled, what about actually getting connected and finding a game to join? Does the game just guide you through it?


I know on SOCOM, it will automatically detect the modem, and guide you through the setup. Once you set it up, you have to set up an account with SOCOM. They ask for a CC #. They won't charge, it's just to verify identity and cut down on cheating. The CC MUST have your name on it. Then once you are all set up, SOCOM gives you the fast login option. So if SOCOM is in my PS2, and I turn it on, I hit the O key for fast login. I don't have to type my name and password, or anything. It just logs me on. Then I pick the room, and game I want to play.


Jester - You have to have seperate PS2's to play. At a friends house, we will set up two tv's in the same room and play. You can both run off the same router, but you have to have seperate PS2's and online adapters for each PS2.
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To answer your question about the headphones they allow you to talk online to the other players. Teamwork or to talk shit!

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The old bigger PS2 systems didnt have the network adapter. You have to purchase that for around $29.00 or let me know and I can send you one of ours. We have 2 that we dont use any more.If you have the slimline PS2 it already has the network adapter built right in. My girlfriend and I hardly ever get online with the PS2 anymore. We always play our xbox systems online.
You have a router so if your buddy brings a TV and his PS2 you can both sit in the same room and play against people online. you will both have your own tvs too which is cool as hell. I have done that with 4 TVs and 4 PS2 back when I played the PS2 all the time. My girlfriend and I are probably the most hardcore gamers on this site so if you need help let me know. Or if you want some PS2 games. I have over 200.

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Awesome, really appreciate all this feedback guys. This looks totally do-able.
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