How To Fix Playstation (PSN) Error Code ws-37472-3?

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Playstation (PSN) Error Code ws-37472-3

The following playstation error code ws-37472-3 has been there for quite some time now.

Many users have reported this issue to have come up on their consoles while trying to connect to a game server while playing online.

Due to which reason, it would not be wrong to assume that the issue may be something primarily related to the network issues revolving around either your home network or game servers elsewhere around the globe. 

Now, typically whenever such an issue arises, it is said to be mainly related to how you keep your Wi-Fi name or password.

And although, this might seem like one of the most unexpected reasons for such an error to occur. This fairly is the most common reason out there according to many users facing the same issue on their respective consoles.


Fixes For Playstation Error Code ws-37472-3


It is rather simple. Since the error usually occurs when the Wi-Fi name or password consists of a space or special characters. And if you have your Wi-Fi name or password with spaces or special characters in it. Then, simply try changing them to one without the space and special characters, and see if that helped solve the issue. 

The following fix is said to have worked for most users out there facing the same error message. So, unless the cause behind the error message is not something more serious. It should definitely be solved by simply changing your Wi-Fi name and password to one without any spaces or special characters included. 

There are some other solutions too, which you may resort to if the error does not seem to be fixed by following the method mentioned above. These solutions are as follows:

Fix 1: Change to a LAN or Ethernet connection

Since, the error typically arises when connecting to a Wi-Fi network. You can try connecting to a different type of network to see if that allows you to connect the PS app. Although, this might not be a more permanent solution.

Still, if you have a free LAN or Ethernet network available. You can just stick to playing your favorite games online until a more permanent solution is available from either the PS team or your ISP providers.


Fix 2: Try changing the Primary DNS address

This method is rather a little lengthy and might not even give you the results expected. Still, if none of the above solutions worked for you. This fix can be given a try just in case. 

For this you can follow the steps as mentioned below:

  • Firstly, switch off your PS console device and unplug it completely from the power supply.
  • Then, wait for a few minutes and switch back the console on by plugging it into the power supply. 
  • Next, head to the Settings option and select the Network option.
  • From there, click on the Set Up Internet Connection and head to the Use Wi-fi option.
  • Then, select the Custom option and click on Automatic.
  • In the next option page, click on the Do Not Specify option and head to Manual.
  • In the next option page, you should be able to see two options, namely Primary DNS and the other Secondary DNS.
  • Click on the Primary DNS option and change the address to 8.8.8.8.
  • Next, click on the Secondary DNS option and change the address to 8.8.8.4.
  • Then, click on the Next button and select Automatic. 
  • Lastly, select on the Do Not Use option and once you see the Test Internet Connection option click on it and see if doing so helped solve the issue.

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