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Network connection I just got a wireless router and am tring to get on line with my psp. it get all the way to looking for my IP address. What is a IP address and how do find out mine. so i can put in manuly

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Wel you can scan for your router the best way i think or you can test your connection by going to settings on psp go to bottom to then to network settings then infracture mode then click new connection scan if nothing shows up then this was pointless

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PSP won't connect to my wireless internet

Try for your ip address

Also, you may be missing the network key, misspelled it, or have the wrong ip address. also check the encryption settings, you may be using password over passkey, or be connecting to your neighbors router.

Good Luck

Jun 29, 2012 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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How do you get internet on a PSP?

Hi ana01,

Connecting your PSP to the internet is just like connecting your computer to a router. First to consider is having an access point. So what is an access point? Access point is your router. If you wanted to get started going online using your PSP I suggest trying the following steps below:

1. Just turn on your PSP as well as your WLAN/wiresless.

2. Use the left and right directional button to find "Network Setting".

3. Now look for "Infrastracture Mode".

4. Please select "New Connection" and name it.

5. Go to "WLAN Settings" then select "Scan".

6. Your PSP will now detect your router.

7. Navigate to "WLAN security setting". Just leave the option "NONE", If you dont have an encryption in your Router set up.

8. But if have an encryption in your Router. Then put your WEP or WPA security key.

9. Go to "Address Settings". Select "Easy".

10. Navigate to "Setting List". Check if your setting is correct.

11. Go to the next page then save your setting by pressing x. Then press x again once you get a message that says "Save Completed. Test Connection".

12. Next message would say "connecting to access point." The next should say "obtaining IP address".

You already established a connection and you can now browse the net using your PSP.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Nov 15, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

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Can not get psp to connect to wireless router

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Steps Turn on your PSP.
Enable wifi by flipping the WLAN switch to the on position.
Select network setup from main menu, select network settings (press "X").
Select infrastructure mode.
Create a new connection.
Select scan to look for your WiFi network.
otherwise if you know all of your network settings, you can do it maually
Select your wifi networks SSID.
Enter your security settings(if applicable)(WEP, WEP TKIP, Shared Key).
Select "easy" in configure network settings to obtain ip address.
Confirm the settings.
Test the connection.
Go back to the main menu, select the broswer & enter a web address ( etc.). Your PSP's internet is ready to be surfed out wirelessly.
the psp, unless you have a hack installed, will not be able to browse sites such as youtube, or facebook, or twitter because they require flash/java/enhanced memory[this is not the memory stick]it can however use facebook mobile or myspace mobile by typing in m.facebook/ -- Tips:
  • You may have to do this every time you are in a new area or surrounding that has wifi hotspots
  • Go to for tips, tricks and hacks.
  • Go to your favorite cheat code website for cheat codes.
Things You'll Need
  • Sony PSP
  • Internet
  • Wireless router

Jun 11, 2010 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Firmware update

It sounds to me like you are having an internet connection problem, as well as a firmware problem.

First some ideas on the firmware:
You can check the firmware version in the system info menu. Are you certain the version listed is not custom firmware? Try googling the exact firmware version the psp reports to make sure it is official. if you are certain, I would not stop contacting sony because one "help technician" gave you the "no support for custom firmware" line. I would continue to demand satisfaction.

You didn't mention the model of your psp. If it a PSP-3001, it can't even have custom firmware, so in that case keep demanding customer service from sony.

If your model is the original -1001 or a slim and lite -2001, you can load custom firmware onto it and fix it that way. Use a pandora battery and 'magic' memory stick, which you can buy online. If you look in the local classified ads website whereyou live, you can probably find several people offering what they will call a downgradingservice. This will also fix your problem.

Sony doesn't support their equipment, and then wonders why custom firmware is so popular and common.

Now some ideas on the network problem:
You will need some understanding of wireless routers to troubleshoot this. You will need know to how to log-in to your router from your pc in order to change the settings, (check the manual, generally it is the root of your network, ie if your pc has the ip address 192.168.0.###, then point your pc's browser to & you will be interfacing directly with the routers setup program.) It is a very good idea to save a copy of your routers settings before you mess with them, this should be straightforward and easy, check the manual if it is not apparent. If you mess it up by accident, you will have a fallback position, yes?

Wireless routers keep unwanted computers from joining the network in at least two ways: one is by encrypting (a WPA key for example), and the other is by limiting MAC addresses. A MAC address is like a unique serial number encoded on the chips of every network card or wireless adaptor. When one computer tries to connect to a router, the router sees the mac address of the computer as its identity. So, you can tell your router to accept all MAC addresses or only specific addresses.

I recommend considering making it easier to connect to your router bytemporarily disabling the security encryption functions of yourwireless router, and the MAC screening. You need to be running a software firewall on your pc like norton360 or a similar product to protect your PC from guests, so if you happen to have a neighbour who is looking for free internet access from unprotected wireless routers, and you let down your routers guard for the brief period you are troubleshooting, the worst that happens is they get a few minutes of free internet off you - they don't get to look in any other computers on your network, follow me?

So, if your wireless router is in an unencrypted, any MAC address, basically open-to-all state, then begin the wireless network setup on your psp again. Give the new connection a new name and scan. When your psp finds your routers name, connect to it. Back on your PC, at the "" page, you will see the MAC address of your PSP pop up under wireless clients. When you turn mac filtering back on, this is the address you will allow your router to accept.

If your psp is able to connect to your router when your router is unsecured, then add the security measures back one at a time until you are back to an encrypted, mac-filtered state. The encryption part is usually where people trip up because you need to type that long key into the psp's network config and it is easy to make a mistake.

I hope that helps!

Sep 23, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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I dont know my wep key for my psp

If you are trying to connect to a wireless network using your PSP, what you need is the WEP for the wireless network.

If you are using a home wireless network you would need to ask the person who set the WEP key.

Or, you could go to the wireless router, and there should be a little reset place to push with a pin. Press it, hold it for twenty seconds or so, and then go onto a computer connected to the wireless router and enter in the MAC address that you should be able to find on the bottom of your router on a little sticker.or if that is not found, you can do a search on your wireless router's MAC address on the internet. Just do a search in Google or Bing or whatever for the wireless router model and look for the router's web address.

Enter that address (which should look like a format) into the address bar on the Internet Browser. You will be taken to your router's webpage where you can change that information. You sign on as Admin, usually there is no need for a password after a hardware reset, and you should see a security setting option. Select the WEP or WPA setting and enter in your own key. Write it down, because if you have any other computers or devices connected to the wireless router they will all need to set their internet secuirty protocol to that new key or they will not be able to access the internet.

Go into your PSP Network settings and go through the options, enter in your new key, and bam! Your there. :)

Or you SHOULD be.

If you are in a new area, you will need to know their key or hope you are in a place with unrestricted access. :)

(If you didnt know, If you have a PS3 you can connect to it REMOTELY through your PSP if you register them together, and watch movies downloaded to your PS3, listen to music, look at your pictures, about everything but play games that you have on your PS3. From just about anywhere in the world that you have internet access through your PSP and your PS3 is connected. But that's a different matter! ;) )

Sep 11, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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DNS error is already an issue with the Access Point you are connecting with.

If you are using your own access point, try to restart it. If the same still occurs, hardcode the DNS of your provider on the wireless router you are using.

Hope this helps.

Aug 12, 2009 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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DNS error 80410418

maybe u entered the wrong ip or theres a problem with what ur connecting too

Jun 08, 2009 | Sony PSP (Piano Black)

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Psp internet doesn't work.

Try power cycling (turning everything off for about a minute) and connecting again.

Jul 29, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Connecting internet on psp

What you will need.

1. network password to your wireless.
2. if you are doing it manually then you will need the ip address of the router.

Lets stick to the first one for now.

- there is a switch to turn on your wLan on the psp. Turn this on then navigate to internet on your psp, search for your wireless router and enter the appropriate encrpytion u are using eg. wep, wpa etc then enter the network key.

wait a few secs while it connects and you are online.

good luck


Jan 22, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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