The following items are generally required to set up to connect to a network.
- A WLAN access point or a wireless broadband router
- Settings for the access point (SSID, WEP key, WPA key, etc. as specified when the access point was configured)
- A network device, such as an ADSL/DSL modem or a cable modem.
- An account with an Internet service provider
- An access point is a device used to connect wirelessly to a network.
- A router is necessary if a PC and the PSP™ system will be connected
to the Internet at the same time. A router is a device that enables
multiple devices to be connected to one Internet line.
- SSID, WEP and WPA keys are types of wireless network information.
This information may be required when connecting to an access point or
- User is responsible for Internet service fees.
Example of a network configuration
Network equipment connection and setup methods vary depending on the equipment used.
You can create network settings for use in connecting to the
Internet through an access point and save them on the PSP™ system. You
can save up to 10 connections.
Setting methods may vary depending on usage conditions. The following is an example of commonly used settings.
Check that the settings for the access point have been completed.
Check that there is an access point connected to a network with
Internet service near the PSP™ system. Settings for the access point
are typically set using a PC. For details, contact the person who set
up or maintains the access point.
(Network Settings) under
Select [Infrastructure Mode].
Select [New Connection].
The system searches for nearby access points.
Depending on the model of PSP™ system in use, you may have the option
[Automatic]. Select [Automatic] when using an access point that
supports automatic setup. If you follow the on-screen instructions, the
necessary settings will be completed automatically. For information on
access points that support automatic setup, contact your local
Select the access point that you want to use.
SSID is an identifier assigned to an access point. If you do not know
the SSID or the SSID is not displayed, contact the person who set up or
maintains the access point.
Select the type of security that you will use.
The type of security settings required vary depending on the access
point. For details on what type to use, contact the person who set up
or maintains the access point.
Enter the encryption key for the security settings.
The encryption key field displays eight asterisks no matter how many
characters you enter as the key. For information on the encryption key,
contact the person who set up or maintains the access point.
Basic settings are set automatically.
Enter a name for the connection.
You can choose any name for the connection.
Check the list of settings.
Save the settings.
Test the connection.
If you select [Test Connection], the system will connect to the selected access point.
Confirm the connection test results.
If the connection is successful, information about the network connection is displayed.
- If the connection test fails, follow the on-screen instructions to
check the settings. Network settings for the connection can be changed
from the options menu. For additional information, refer to the instructions supplied with the network device and by your Internet service provider.
- Depending on the access point settings, you may need to enter the
system's MAC address to connect to the network. The system's MAC
address can be checked under (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information].