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I cant get wireless internet!

Well..i cant get wireless internet >.> i go trough all the thing needed to be done but in the end, the ip adress check sucedded but the internet connect says "problem with communication" or sumthing like that
the it say "this is a DNS error (80170102)"? anyone have ideas?

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  • Mattjsrules Jun 20, 2008

    Same here but it says Obtain Ip address failed and its not successful

  • caca king Jun 20, 2008

    exact problem

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It might be that your security settings are wrong make sure that you chose the right encryption settings for example wpa or wpa2 if you have a dns issue make sure you can use your wireless with other devices. if cant then reset your access point

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I need internet on my dsi


Well, have you done the homework?

1. DSI needs WiFi, ie, wireless internet. Do you have a wireless router or wireless modem router in your place?
2. If yes, have you enabled the wireless radio in the router. This can be done by opening up the router options by typing the IP Address of the router (it should be somewhere written in the router itself) and login. If you don't know the password, google your model number and you will get all information like default ip address, login etc. If possible download the manual from the manufacturer website and go through it to familiarize the options. (If you have an apple router, you will need "airport utility"..google).
3. Once logged in as "admin", look for "wireless" options (Manual will help you), enable "radio", "ssid", note down the ssid name, and for troubleshooting purposes, leave the security "off/disabled". Save/apply changes.
4. Make sure wireless "G" is selected or a mode thats compatible with wireless "G" (go through the options, mostly default option will suffice). If this is in another page, again, save or apply changes.
5. Reboot the router, wait for a couple of minutes till the lights for internet and wireless appears.
6. From DSI, search for available networks, find the ssid name that you have noted down and click connect.
7. Hopefully, it should connect, otherwise, you may have to manually enter DSI IP Adress, subnet mask (255.255.255.0), gateway and dns servers (both router IP Adress). If your router address is, say 192.168.1.1, then give dsi an ip adress 192.168.1.xx where xx is a number between 2 and 255. That is, what ever ur router ip address is, just change the last digits to anything under 255, excluding the router address. Now try again, hopefully everything should be settled.
8. Look into DSI manual to see whether it supports wpa/wpa2 security or just WEP. You may also have to take into consideration any other devices that connect to router wirelessy, like laptops, smart phones, tablets etc. If all of them supports wpa/wpa2, go back to router options and select that security, create password, write it down. Otherwise select "WEP" encrryption. (The point to remember here is the lowest common denominator, ie, if DSI supports only WEP, selecting WPA/WPA2 will be useless, as DSI will not connect, even if it sees the SSID.
9. Save changes, reboot router, wait for lights to steady.
10. From DSI, again select your SSID name from available networks (just to make things easier, shut down DSI, restart to disconnect earlier connections), it will ask for password or both password and security type. If DSi supports WPA/WPA2, and ur security is set as such, and DSI is not connecting, play with the options, if any, like "WPA only", WPA2 only" WPA/WPA2" and try to connect.

You should succeed with this much details. Good luck

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Can't connect to internet to download netflix


Check if your wireless router is set up to DHCP (this means that it gives out ip adresses automaticly) If its nbot set to that, or it cant be set to DHCP, Try setting the Wii to manual ip, choose something like 192.168.0.150 or 192.168.1.150 As these are often used ip lines.

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My ps3 cant find the ip adress and has perfect internet signal


Once you have all the wireless settings of the router, you are ready to connect the play station or the x-box to the wireless network.

Play Station


Now go to the settings page of the PLAY STATION

NETWORK SETTINGS ==>
INTERNET CONNECTION SETTINGS ==>
WIRELESS SETTINGS ==>
If you get confirmation screen displayed stating that you will be disconnected from the Internet. click YES ==>
select EASY ==>
select WIRELESS ==>
SCAN ==>
you will see your SSID ( wireless network name)==>
select the security settings ( router wireless settings)==>
enter the KEY ==>
select the IP address settings EASY ==>
save your settings ==>
Test the connection .

Jan 20, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Whhy Does It Say IP Adress Invailed When I Try To Connect Wirless


it is the same thing that happens with anything that is wireless it just happens. you can fix it by restoring to factory and setting up initially to the wireless. warning you will lose your saved data.

Nov 29, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Subject: my ip adress


The Wireless Security might be enabled in your wireless network. Check the wireless settings of your wireless router (encryption or wireless MAC filter). If the wireless settings are correct, you may try to manually assign a static IP.

Jul 27, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I try to connect my ps3 to the internet wirelessly and have probs


Hmm, try setting it closer to your router. Ya know the box that has the wireless internet in it. It might not be getting a strong enough connection.

Jan 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My xbox 360 says i need an IP adress


The XBOX is configured for connecting to a router or server that will assign it an IP address. Connect it to your router instead of your laptop.

Jan 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Connect it to your router with an ethernet cable.
Make sure the router is setup correctly to your modem, if you can connect all your devices by ethernet cable to the internet then it's set.
If you are using a wireless connection and if it asks for the WEP or WPA key, make sure that you are entering the correct encryption key. You may want to call your router manufacturer to know the correct key for the wireless connection. FYI, it will say that the wireless network is connected but it will still fail the IP Address.

If you have a wired connection and the IP Address or DNS failed, I suggest you to call your Internet Service Provider to check for the Internet connection and obtain these (static IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, primary DNS server and secondary DNS server). If your Internet is okay, enter the IP settings manually on the console (System > Network Settings > Edit Settings > IP settings).

That should work.

Feb 22, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ps3 internet


Have you tried to find the settings automatically? Your router may be stopping the ps3 from access it to retrieve the information

Dec 07, 2007 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Internet connection failed but IP address obtained.


OK IF YOU HAVE PS3, and you get the ERROR DNS while trying to login into PSN, all u need to do is, shutdown the console, then restart it by holding down the ON button on the PS# not the controller till you hear 2 beeps, then try to login again, should work.

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