So this whole situation sucks no matter how I look at it.
I seem to be able to log into the network now but when trying to play on the psn itself in a game of zombies on black ops, I still time out.
I hope this can be fixed soon, since I just started playing it online anyways.
This isn't a PSN issue, it's an issue on your end. Read the following thread for assistance in making sure you have a wonderful online experience.