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Connecting PS3 to wireless internet

I have a new PS3 and tried to connect it to the wireless internet in my apt. building. I can pick up the signal strength but everytime I try to connect to the IP address my test fails. What am I doing wrong or what am I forgetting to do?

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  • Choppee Dec 30, 2007

    Can a Ps3 be connected via wireless to a laptop?

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2008

    I can't go on the internet without a cord how do you do it without a cord

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2008

    im getting a dns error

  • beno69 Jun 16, 2008

    ip address always fails how do you sort it

  • 12inchruler Jun 16, 2008

    I get a "failed" message on my PLAYSTATION Network every time i test, and i also get it on my IP address sometimes. how can i fix this? i have reset the system, i reset my wireless router, and still no luck.

  • Mattjsrules Jun 20, 2008

    Same thing happend to me it says obtain IP address failed

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No you can not conect to the wireless you need a router for that tis is for choppee answer http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PS3/GettingStarted/s_ps3_gs_si.html this site is to see the settings for your conection dpg7042 fixya rate

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