- Platform: PlayStation
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
PS2 Network Adaptor
- Enables online play for select PS2 games
- Connects via expansion bay on back of console
- Requires broadband connection--512Kbps or faster
- Please check with your ISP that your broadband connection is compatible
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The PS2 Network Adapter offers broadband connectivity to play PS2 games online. To use the network adapter, you need an 8 MB memory card with at least 137 KB of space (to save your network configuration), and a broadband Internet connection of at least 512Kbps. Please check with your broadband service provider to ensure that your connection is compatible.
The Network Adapter connects to the expansion bay on the back on the console. It can be connected directly, via a router, or via an internet sharing connection. The PS2 network's servers are optimised for gaming and therefore standard Internet browsing is not supported. Some titles and services may require a subscription for use.
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Here are some points for those with technical queries:
You will need one of the following:
_Option1) A PC with broadband Internet connection and a network card installed. Connect your PCs network card to the PS2 network adapter using a CROSS-OVER network cable. You will need to turn on Internet connection sharing in Windows (available in 98SE or later), or run some sort of proxy server software (for Linux etc).
_Option2) An ethernet cable/ADSL modem with an RJ45 socket built in (not USB). I have not tested this method.
_Option3) A router connected to the Internet. This is my prefered method as my three PCs and the PS2 can all connect at the same time. A 4 port router with a built in ADSL modem can be purchased for about £50 now.
I just hope more online games come out soon. There currently aren't many and they are still mostly above £25 each.
For the money you get the adaptor, a disc which when you put it into your PS2 takes you step by step through the process. Be warned though DO NOT fit the adaptor without recording your serial number and model number off the back of your PS2 as the adaptor hides these and you need them to get up and going at Central Station.
If you have AOL you will need a Crossover cable which are cheap all considering and of course you will need a Broadband Connection.
If you are having any trouble (it took me 4 hours of hard work and messing about to get mine online) then go to the PS2 Official website and join the forums as there is an answer for every problem you may encounter.
Plugged it into my ADSL router and it picked up IP address and connected immediately. Only thing I needed to do was setup incoming rules for the other console at each end and away it went. Thoroughly recommendeded addition to an already well-spec'd console.
Finally a relation bought me the adapter as they know I had broadband.
Installation - easy - just follow the steps and warnings
Registration - moderate - found the controls a little awkward at first - had to get used to it.
Wait for Registration ID - longest ever.... 1 to 2 wks
Activation - small difficulties - it tried to reinstall when I went back in - but this may have been due to me choosing wrong option.
Do not think that once you plug this in you will be playing immediately - you have to wait for the activation number to arrive by post. But once it arrives - it is fantastic.
Gaming will never be the same again.
My first few games had me sitting in front of the TV giggling like a madman while I tried to kill as many others as possible.
Would definitely recommend this to all gamers; ignore the bad press - there are some great games out there.
Deathmatch mode has been my favourite on Call of Duty.
But I am now getting into Capture the Flag - takes a little getting used to working with other gamers but very enjoyable.
Wireless connection is pretty easy really (although it does help to know a little about computers). It is not as easy as plug in the network adapter stick a few wires here and there and hey presto, oh know, for this job you need to be wired! (Pun intended!) Oh yeah for this you need equipment. I will explain how to connect your PS2 using a wireless router connection.
If you want to connect your PS2 and your computer to the Internet at the same time, or add your PS2 to your existing wireless home network - here's how to do it.
A wireless Router Connection is essentially the same as a standard, wired Router Connection, except without the clutter of cables everywhere. As with a Router Connection it allows you to share your Internet connection between your PC and your PlayStation 2, and allows you to play network games even when the computer is switched off (as the router effectively does the job of a computer for you).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well.... so many memories with this bad boy, soo many.....how i wish i could go back in timePublished 2 months ago by SaintDan
the item is in good condition and worked flawlessly on my ps2.Published on 11 Sept. 2014 by Claudio
perfect for PS2 FAT for loading game from HDD IDE, loading fast and load all games for playstation 2 FANTASTIC!! tank you for this PS2 Network Adaptor!!Published on 27 Aug. 2013 by Kintarojoe
Amazing product came brand new in its original package mint condition and easy to use love the design and looks slick thumbs upPublished on 6 Aug. 2013 by Rittz89
Did what it was meant to do. No issues. Easy to install. Official product. I have since sold PS2 on.Published on 24 Jun. 2013 by Marvin Turner