I just updated my original ps3 was running 3.41, to 3.56 and i got my 3.55 right here, I keep on trying to data tranfer but it keeps saying ethernet not connected. i tried 2 different ether net cords and both say same.
i turn them both off at same time and turn on at same time, and samething ethernet not connected or other ps3 is not turned on, they are both set to ethernet,
i tried all the things that i could think of, did they block it or what?
You'll need a crossover cable to directly: PS3-1 > PS3-2 >> Data << transferring.
Or two regular UTP cable; but from a LAN port on your router/modem. Bridge, set up the IPs manually.
Make a Routing path in your router/modem config; (i.e 192.168.x. - 10.0.x.x)
But can't you just screw up; one screw if it's the slim, and none if it's FAT, replace HDDs, and copy files? Perhaps use one of the FTP, Remote softwares here. Just manually assign the IPs; and open up Port 21 on your router/modem.
All I can think of, else it's back to the basics with external storage components.
* Last resort, you can always take out the HDD you want stuff on, copy the folders, or at least make the same dir. tree for easier copying; connect your HDD to your computer with a SATA cabel, to any SATA port; and boot to Windows and have fun. (It's not fun I know). You can easily just let the PS3 HDD; hang/rest on something inside your cabinett. Plug the HDD with power from your PSU, usually the same cable attached to your DVD/CD/BD-ROM Burner (whatever), main HDD (C:\).
That's the hard part... Now I'm not so sure anymore, I mean, if neither of that worked for me, I would give up!
Normally the builtin ethernet transfer utility requires both untits to have same firmwareversion, so there's only left to use HD-backup on 3.55 and HD-restore on 3.56 which probably won't transfer protected content...
And you should be careful once ethernet connection works and 3.56 unit updates the 3.55 unit without further questions...
And AFAIK there's no way to install/run FTP on 3.56 for now. So I guess you're screwed ATM if you want to keep the 3.55
Actually sony did the smart thing with this and (in my opinion) loaded a 'special firmware' for the ethernet controller, that way you can directly connect with a normal CAT-5
No need for any of that, all I can think about for OP's post is that the firmware version doesn't match and requires it to be exactly the same on each unit. Thus why the handshake/communication may fail.