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instructions for connecting the PS3 to a wireless network (Wi-Fi) using the
[Easy] setting. For other network connection options, see How to connect the
PS3 to the Internet.
Turn off (unplug)
all of your network equipment, including any wireless access points, routers,
Voice Over IP (VOIP) modems, and broadband modems for two (2) full minutes. See
How to power cycle PlayStation 3 network devices for more details.
Make sure that all
settings for the access point have been completed.
Check that there is
an access point connected to a network with Internet service near the
PlayStation 3. Settings for the access point are typically set using a PC. For
details, contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.
Confirm that an
Ethernet cable is not connect to the PlayStation 3. If the Ethernet cable is
plugged in, the PlayStation 3 will automatically attempt to connect via the
On the XMB home
menu, go to (Settings) > (Network Settings) and press the button.
Then go to (Internet
Connection) and select [Enabled].
Then scroll down to
(Internet Connection Settings) and press the button.
Select [Yes] when a
confirmation screen is displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the
Select [Easy] and
press the button.
When prompted for
which type of connection method, select [Wireless] and press the button.
Under WLAN Settings,
select [Scan] and press the button.
If you own a
wireless access point that supports AOSS (AirStation One-Touch Secure System),
then you must select [Automatic]. These wireless access points are commonly
made by Buffalo, Inc. AOSS will automatically configure the necessary settings.
Follow the on screen prompts to complete the setup.
You will see a list
of access points within range of the PlayStation 3. From the list, pick your
SSID and press the button.
If you do not know
which SSID you should use or if an SSID is not displayed, contact the person
who set up or maintains the access point for assistance.
On the next screen,
confirm the SSID then press the right direction button to continue. If you
press the button, you will edit the SSID.
Select the security
setting that you want to use and press the button.
The types of
security settings vary depending on the access point. Contact the person who
set up or maintains the access point for information on which setting to
If you selected a
Security Setting, enter your security key.
Press the [Start]
button to exit the onscreen keyboard.
Press right on the
directional pad to proceed to the next screen.
The encryption key
is displayed as a series of eight [*] no matter how long the key may be. If you
do not know the encryption key, contact the person who set up or maintains the
access point for assistance.
Once you have
entered all the information, a list of settings will be displayed.
Press the button to
save these settings.
Depending on the
network environment, additional settings for PPPoE, proxy server, or IP address
may be required. For details on these settings, refer to the information from
your Internet service provider or the instructions supplied with the network device.
Press the button to
test the connection.
When the test is
complete (usually less than a minute), it will display the results
("Succeeded" or "Failed").
If you have successfully connected to your network, congratulations, you have completed the network setup process
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