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Hi i can,t get online with my psp y not


Make sure the WiFi switch is in the "ON" position.
Go into Settings>Network Settings> and scan for a network.
When you find your network, hit X and it will ask you what kind of security encryption you have, whether it be WEP, WPA, etc.
When it asks for your wireless password, enter it then continue with the set-up under "Easy" set-up.

Mar 01, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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How do i connect to internet with ps3, wireless, what is a wpa key?


WPA stands for Wi-Fi protected access. It is a standard security protocol implemented by Wi-Fi alliance to secure wireless computer networks. WPA standard is advancement over WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard that had several security issues. WPA implements most of the IEEE 802.11i standard and provides greater security than WEP.

While connecting to your home network, you are often asked to insert a WPA key. This WPA key is either located in the modem or in the router you are using. In order to find your computer's WPA key, follow the steps given below:


You can correct this problem by entering the WPA Key into your PSP's Network Settings. But before you do that you need to know what your WPA Key is...


Step 1: First of all, you need to launch an internet browser. Press "Windows + R" keys to open the "Run" prompt and type "iexplore" without quotes to open Internet Explorer. You can also type "firefox" to open Mozilla Firefox. On the address bar at the top, type http://192.168.1.1 (Belkin routers use 192.168.2.1 as the default IP) and press "Enter" key.
This address belongs to your wireless modem or wireless router to which you are connected.


Step 2: A window asking for username and password will appear. In the username field, type "admin" without quotes and in the password field, either type "password" without quotes or leave the password field blank. Press "Enter" key to continue.
If password is correct, you will be redirected to the modem/router's "Settings" page, otherwise, you will have to reset the modem/router. Check beneath the modem/router or check the manual for correct password.


To reset a Linksys modem/router or Belkin one, locate a small hole at the back of the modem/router and insert a pin to press the switch inside it. Keep the switch pressed for about 20-30 seconds after which the modem/router will restore the settings to "factory defaults" and reboot itself.


Repeat the step 2, in order to gain access to "Settings" page.


Step 3: On the modem/router's "Settings" page, find "Wireless" option. Click the "Wireless" link to populate the wireless settings. Now, locate and click the "Security" or "Advanced Security" option.


On the security page, you will find "Network Authentication". Different options available under the Network Authentication menu are open, shared, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, etc. Select either WPA or WPA2, to find your computer's WPA key and insert this key when asked for.


If in step 2, you had reset the modem/router, you will not find any WPA or WPA2 key, and you will have to manually assign one. Select any of the WPA-PSK or any other authentication and assign a key to it. A key can be 8-63 long.


For minimal security, you can choose 8 characters key, like "iN/5R92". For maximum security, choose 63 characters key like, "sJ0esmoU2cBDm+oMp$nrXj5XPVRTvVA5fpwGSGIRVz4RdQ7V3yl$P1NrT9Be".
After you have assigned a key, save/apply the changes and reboot the modem/router.


Note: The procedure shown above is common to most of the modems/routers. If this doesn't apply to you, check your modem/router's manual to find the wireless security option.

Jan 02, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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When i connect i get this message' your wpa key you entered may not be correct"


WPA stands for Wi-Fi protected access. It is a standard security protocol implemented by Wi-Fi alliance to secure wireless computer networks. WPA standard is advancement over WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) standard that had several security issues. WPA implements most of the IEEE 802.11i standard and provides greater security than WEP.
While connecting to your home network, you are often asked to insert a WPA key. This WPA key is either located in the modem or in the router you are using. In order to find your computer's WPA key, follow the steps given below:
You can correct this problem by entering the WPA Key into your PSP's Network Settings. But before you do that you need to know what your WPA Key is...
Step 1: First of all, you need to launch an internet browser. Press "Windows + R" keys to open the "Run" prompt and type "iexplore" without quotes to open Internet Explorer. You can also type "firefox" to open Mozilla Firefox. On the address bar at the top, type http://192.168.1.1 (Belkin routers use 192.168.2.1 as the default IP) and press "Enter" key.
This address belongs to your wireless modem or wireless router to which you are connected.
Step 2: A window asking for username and password will appear. In the username field, type "admin" without quotes and in the password field, either type "password" without quotes or leave the password field blank. Press "Enter" key to continue.
If password is correct, you will be redirected to the modem/router's "Settings" page, otherwise, you will have to reset the modem/router. Check beneath the modem/router or check the manual for correct password.
To reset a Linksys modem/router or Belkin one, locate a small hole at the back of the modem/router and insert a pin to press the switch inside it. Keep the switch pressed for about 20-30 seconds after which the modem/router will restore the settings to "factory defaults" and reboot itself.
Repeat the step 2, in order to gain access to "Settings" page.
Step 3: On the modem/router's "Settings" page, find "Wireless" option. Click the "Wireless" link to populate the wireless settings. Now, locate and click the "Security" or "Advanced Security" option.
On the security page, you will find "Network Authentication". Different options available under the Network Authentication menu are open, shared, WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, etc. Select either WPA or WPA2, to find your computer's WPA key and insert this key when asked for.
If in step 2, you had reset the modem/router, you will not find any WPA or WPA2 key, and you will have to manually assign one. Select any of the WPA-PSK or any other authentication and assign a key to it. A key can be 8-63 long.
For minimal security, you can choose 8 characters key, like "iN/5R92". For maximum security, choose 63 characters key like, "sJ0esmoU2cBDm+oMp$nrXj5XPVRTvVA5fpwGSGIRVz4RdQ7V3yl$P1NrT9Be".
After you have assigned a key, save/apply the changes and reboot the modem/router.
Note: The procedure shown above is common to most of the modems/routers. If this doesn't apply to you, check your modem/router's manual to find the wireless security option.

Jan 01, 2011 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Whats the wpa key in the psp


The wpa key is the wireless password for whatever wireless network your trying to connect to.
You cannot use these wireless networks that have wpa security unless you get the relevant key from the owner of the network

Apr 20, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Where do I find the WPA key to set up wireless network?


Is there any computer online using the router.
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
router set up page is the page where you can check all the router settings.

Click Here for more information about the routers and network

Mar 29, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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My psp is asking for a wpa key for netgear what


Your network will be secured and that is why it's asking for this WPA Code. Go to 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1

Type in the top box admin and password box as password

Once in go to Wireless Settings and enter them in the PSP.

Mar 15, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I'm trying to get on the wireless internet, but i don't know the wpa key and when i do try to get online it takes forveer and it says it timed otu


hi, to get the wpa shared key you need to contact your network service provider and ask them for this key as they do this to stop people hacking into your wireless devices.

You need to contact them and explain what you need it for then they will let you know what this key is as its not for a laptop or pc it works slightly different with a laptop or desktop computer you would use a memory stick to get the wpa key and then insert it into the laptop or desktop device to then programme it to the correct wpa key but as the psp is wireless in itself then you need to contact your service provider and ask them to provide you with the correct key.

Doing this will solve the problem your having.

Let me know how you got on or if you need further assistance ok

Oct 10, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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What is wpa key


wpa key is a password or access key to a wireless network if you have the key the psp will scan for wireless network if your is listed select it and when prompted enter key

Sep 03, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I don't know the WPA TKIP key and I have a router my psp wont


The WPA key is the router wireless password the wpa key can be found on the router page that can be accessed by the computer
so we need to click on start go to run and type cmd nd click ok in the black window type ipconfig and press enter note down the default gateway now open up a internet explorer and in the address bar that is the www bar type the default gateway ()ike 192.168.1.1) now if it asks you for a user name and password then try these combinations user- admin pass - admin
user- admin pass- password
user- admin pass- (blank)
the router page will open up now go to wireless then wireless security and you can find the key over there
note down the wpa key and close the page now enter it in your psp

Aug 10, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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My psp wont connect to my wireless internet at home, its asking for a WPA Key. i dont know what that is so i cant get it to connect, please help. i live in south africa if that helps


Your wpa key is the key that you created to secure your wireless network. You are going to need this for any wireless device you try to use on your network because it is to stop unauthorized access. You will need to access your wireless router to find out the key if you do not have it written down. You should be able to do this using your computer. Most wireless routers will require you to connect to it with a network cable in order to access it to gain this info.

Apr 20, 2009 | Sony PSP-3000 Black Console

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