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I am trying to connect my ps3 to my computer but it doesn't pick up my wireless router during a media search any ideas

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    how do I connect my PS3 to my computer

  • chris_58 Jan 17, 2009

    When trying to connect ps3 to internet why is it saying failed ?.



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Does your router allow the ps3 on. check your router's settings

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