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Can I hook up my laptop to the ps3 via a usb cable to transfer games?
Can I hook up my laptop to the ps3 via a usb cable to transfer games? –
I only have a 4 gb usb stick... can I do that?
you can hook up your ps3 to pc via a ethernet cable and ftp
to do this, you need a crossover ethernet cable, or a router/switch/hub/etc.
Originally Posted by heoboy
since the pc and ps3 are both host usb devices, they cannot be connected to one another.
You can actually use any kind of Ethernet cable, whether crossover or standard Ethernet cable. The PS3 (and a good chunk of modern equipment) can tell what kind of cable your using, so the need for using a crossover cable is eliminated for this purpose. Using a 4gb USB drive to try and transfer games is just asking for trouble. Spend a few dollars and buy a quality Ethernet cable. (Check reviews). If your in the United States, you can buy cables like this from Monoprice for a few dollars. Having an Ethernet cable is a necessity for a ps3 with modified firmware.
At monoprice.com, a 3ft basic Ethernet cable is 74 cents. USPS First Class Mail is 1.71. $2.47 cents shipped to my door for the cable. If ya need a longer cable, they have those for just a few cents more. I'm sure there is similar sites in Europe or Asia. Don't go to Best Buy or a similar electronics store to buy the cable, unless you want to get ripped off. I order every cable, adapter, and converter through their site. Highly recommended.
Install blackb0x FTP or the updated FTP client that is on front page news. Most backup managers have a FTP program built in, but I've always liked using dedicated FTP software. There are tutorials if you search on how to connect your laptop to your ps3 through a FTP connection. It may seem a little confusing at first, but after you do it once, its cake.