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Cannot Use Wireless LAN

I just bought my PSP and for some reason cannot access the internet with my PSP even when I sit right next to my home computer with internet access and have 100% signal strength. When I try to access it, it will search for the IP address and then give me this message: "A conection error has occured. The atempt to obtain the IP address timed out" I checked the Sony PSP manual and everthing is set up correctly according to the troubleshooting section. I am not sure what the problem is. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ben

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  • Joshua Lee Feb 17, 2008

    Ok. This is what it said. And by the way my PSP is pluged into my computer.

    WLAN Settings:


    Enter Manually


    Use Wireless Hotspot

    I clicked on Scan. Then I clicked on scan and this is what popped up.

    SSID Security Signal Strength

    sbxli WPA-PSK (TKIP) 67%

    I pushed right because it was highlighted and blinking. Then it came up on the screen automaticly:



    I pushed right because it was highlighted and blincing. Then this popped up on the screen.

    WLAN Security Setting





    WPA-PSK (TKIP) was highlighted and flashing so I pushed right.

    It went to WPA Key. Do I put in my IP Address for the WPA Key? I did that.

    Then this popped up.

    Address Settings



    Easy was highlighted and flashing so I pushed right.

    It said on the screen:

    Enter the connection name.

    Connection Name:


    sbxli was highlighted blicking so I pushed right. It told the Setting List. I don't think I need to worry about that so I pushed right. It told me to "press the "x" button to save settings." So I pushed "x". After that it said:

    Select connection

    [New Connection]


    sbxli was blincing and highlighted so I pushed "x"

    It said connecting to the access point. Please wait........

    Connection Name sbxli

    SSID sbxli

    Exchanging Key information

    Please wait......

    Connection Name sbxli

    SSID sbxli

    It kept doing that and then it said

    A connection error has occured.

    The connection to the access point timed out.

    Connection Name sbxli

    SSID sbxli

    HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Duck24 Apr 05, 2008

    I don't know anything about anything for my PSP so don't leave out any details for me. Well I want to get on the internet and I have no idea how. I don't know if I have to be some spot or get download anything. So can anyone help me please.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    i try to use wlan to connect but it says error

  • frankie901 Jun 03, 2008

    1. what is my WLAN settings

  • missykay Jun 05, 2008

    i'm having the smae problem but just that mine kept saying connect error 80410410

  • tsenelas Jun 25, 2008

    were the same!!

  • stylez_2pice Jun 25, 2008

    i have the same problem get error 80410a0b

  • luen Jun 26, 2008

    i cannot use my wlan.

  • KAR KAU Sep 09, 2008

    I just bought my PSP and for some reason cannot access the internet with my PSP even when I sit right next to my home computer with internet access and have 100% signal strength. When I try to access it, it will search for the IP address and then give me this message:

    "A conection error has occured. The atempt to obtain the IP address timed out"

  • fable_kid Oct 05, 2008

    it says that a connection has error has occurred. the attempt to obtain the IP address timed out



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The problem is common, you need to set up the psp manually and not let it obtain an ip address automatically. the easiest way is to find either your router ip address or your pc's ip address e.g if your routers ip address is, then your pc's allocated address will be, so set your psp address to you will also need to set the gateway address, this is your routers ip address(the one you type in your browser to get into the routers settings).e.g the DNS setting will be, all other address settings required will be the routers ip address eg

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