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PS3 can't detect access point

I tried to connect my ps3 to the internet wirelessly by scanning, but it keeps saying 'can't detect access point'. There's nothing wrong with the router, because my desktop and laptop's internets work with wireless. How do I get my ps3 to recognize the access point?

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I have some solutions..
1. if there's lots of walls between the router and your ps3 it may not detect the signal. i had a very weak signal until i moved some stuff around.
2. you can manually type in your wireless name and i think it should at least reconize it, and maybe connect.
3. make sure theres no firewalls or anything to block other connections from entering your signal.
thats all i can say, sorry im not a tech guy-only 17!

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

  • Peter Ashcroft
    Peter Ashcroft Jul 09, 2014

    My router is in my bedroom with my ps3 so I have no interference for anything. It was working a couple of weeks ago, but no longer works now. I have done a full reset which took 5 hrs and still does not work. Please someone help before I chuck my console out the window!

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Network settings vary depending on the network environment and the devices in use. The following procedure describes a typical setup when connecting to the Internet using an Ethernet cable.

1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the PS3™ system.
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4. Select [Easy].

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Internet Connection Settings (wireless connection)
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1. Check that the settings for the access point have been completed.
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2. Confirm that an Ethernet cable is not connected to the PS3™ system.
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5. Select [Easy].


6. Select [Wireless].


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11. Enter the encryption key.
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1. Select (Network Settings) under (Settings) in the home menu.

2. Select [Internet Connection Settings].
Select [Yes] when a confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet.

3. Select [Custom].

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Connection Method
Set the method for connecting to the Internet. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Wired Connection

Make a wired connection using an Ethernet cable
Wireless
Make a wireless connection via a wireless LAN
WLAN Settings
Set the SSID of the access point. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

Scan
Scan for a nearby access point.

Select this setting when you do not know the SSID of the access point. The system will detect nearby access points and display information on the SSID and security settings.
Enter Manually Specify the access point by entering its SSID manually using a keyboard.

Select this setting when you know the SSID.
Automatic U
Use the automatic setting feature of the access point.

This setting is available only in regions where PS3™ systems that support this feature are sold. Select this setting when using an access point that supports automatic setup. Follow the on-screen instructions.
WLAN Security Setting
Set an encryption key for an access point. This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

None Do not set an encryption key.
WEP Set an encryption key.

The encryption key can be entered on the next screen. The encryption key is displayed as a series of asterisks.
WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
Authentication Setting
These settings are available only on PS3™ systems sold in Korea and are available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

None Do not set authentication information.
EAP-MD5 Set authentication information when using public WLAN services.

Enter your user ID and password on the next screen. For details, refer to the information supplied by the public WLAN service provider.
Ethernet Operation Mode
Set the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method. Usually select [Auto-Detect].

Auto-Detect Automatically set basic settings.
Manual Settings Manually adjust the Ethernet data transfer rate and operation method.
IP Address Setting
Set the method for obtaining an IP address when connecting to the Internet.

Automatic Use the IP address allocated by the DHCP server.

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PPPoE Connect to the Internet using PPPoE.

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MTU
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Proxy Server
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Do Not Use Do not use a proxy server.
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UPnP
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On the X-Cross Media Bar, (the menu that comes up when you turn on the PS3) under "settings", go to "Network Settings".
then go to "Internet Connection Settings". select "yes".
go to "custom", "Wireless", "Scan".
If your network is not listed, move your PS3 closer to the Wireless Access point.
Select your Network and enter your password (if it needs one).
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