View Full Version : whos getting the ps2 online adaptor on the 27th???
08-14-2002, 10:52 PM
i know i am...already preordered it along with socom from eb. cant wait! :)
08-15-2002, 12:12 AM
I would if I had a PS2
08-15-2002, 12:14 AM
I will be getting it as well. Can't wait to start kickin fools arses in madden online.
08-15-2002, 12:57 AM
oooh ooooh ooooh, i wont. unless i get dsl sometime soon, damn sbc :angry:
08-15-2002, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Tommy Boomfiger
oooh ooooh ooooh, i wont. unless i get dsl sometime soon, damn sbc :angry: heh, I had problems with SBC when I moved, but once it was re-hooked up, things were great!
08-15-2002, 03:02 AM
what games support it? how much does it cost?
08-15-2002, 03:16 AM
do ya just need any internet connection? any fees from sony?
08-15-2002, 04:17 AM
Originally posted by NuTs62
do ya just need any internet connection? any fees from sony? sonys online strategy isnt contrete yet. SOCOM will be cost of game only with unlimited play on sony's servers, but future games may use a monthly subscription service. you will, of course, have to provide your own broadband connection. sonys adapter will only work with broadband, there are 3rd party adapters which are rumored to work with dial up, but wont work with all games.
08-15-2002, 10:09 AM
the adaptor is 39.99 and u just need to plug an extra ethernet cable into it to get online. seems easy to me. the games for the moment all have free online which is good considering microsoft is making u pay 59.99 a year off the bat plus the cost of the game and the cost of the ethernet cable. sony knows how to sell things i think they will win out in the long run. nintendo/gc is sitting back and watching and not coming out with an adaptor for awhile. hmm...
08-15-2002, 10:39 AM
isn't gamespy gonna run servers too?
08-16-2002, 07:36 PM
i think so but im not 100% sure :)
Anyone know if you will be able to SET an ip for the adapter? Like if you have DHCP disabled on a router would you have to enable it?
If it is able to support network re-configuration, then I will get it. Otherwise it my just demand that the broadband modem itself be plugged directly into the unit. If so... :angry:
The only reason I will be buying this adapter when I have the cash is for FFXI.
However, if the modem itself needs to be plugged into the unit and can't run through a Router, then HELL NO. Not worth it to me.
Not only will Sony's adapter be a little cheaper than Microsoft's, at $39.99, it will also be available almost two months earlier than Xbox Live. Sony is also not leaving anyone out of the game, allowing anybody with a dial-up or a broadband connection (Ethernet) to play games online.
They still don't say if you can hook it up to an existing LAN setup.
The Network Adaptor comes with a bundled Start-Up Disc to ensure consumers can quickly and easily equip their PlayStation 2 with online connectivity. The disc will consist of the following:
Start-Up Disc connectivity
AT&T WorldNet Service
Help video and documentation
Interactive game demos
Sneak peek "coming soon" videos
Mail-in coupon -- Twisted Metal: Black(TM) ONLINE
That hints though that it needs to be connected directly to the Modem. And without a hard drive, you will need to insert that disc EVERY time you wanna play a new game online. Bleh, fukkaz.
08-24-2002, 04:40 PM
I'm using my USB 3com ethernet adapter which already works with THPS3 and should work with everything else. I'll use my $50 and buy NFL2k3 with it. ;)
edit: POOP! :bawl:
NFL2k3 doesn't work with USB adapters (or at least it doesn't work with mine)
gawd I feel like starting a SUCKAGE thread...:shake:
08-24-2002, 05:33 PM
i might actually get it since they allow dialup. originally i thought that it would be using broadband only but with dial up, i might just get it. i dont know how much lag there will be though. ill have to test it out before i buy it
08-27-2002, 06:55 PM
according to EGM october 02, page 164 you can hook up the ps2 to a to a hub or a router. it goes on to say that you can also use wireless or powerline/phoneline network connections as well.
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