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How do I get my PS3 online without an ethernet cable? I have wireless internet on my laptop.

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You will need to go into the PS3 dashboard. Go to the settings drop down menu, it is towards the left. Go to the internet option. Select wireless and then Detect. Select your network and input password if neccessary. The PS3 will let you test the connection. You will be connected!

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