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USA 40GB PS3 - no wireless option on XMB ?

Hi I have a USA PS3 that I bought on ebay, the PS3 is running fine, but I do not have a option under network setting to use my wireless network on the PS3, it states I must use a ethernet cable, I thought all PS3 have wifi built in ? I really want to use the PS3 wirelessly, as I have the PS£ in my front room, and the wireless router is upstairs in my bedroom. I don't want to run a 25M ethernet cable down the stairs, please help, I am running firmware 2.20m is there an update i need, please help.

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  • choprkul Jun 25, 2008

    thanks for the qick resonse, but I have tried that, where it states "This setting is available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature", does this mean that there were PS3 models that did not have the wireless function ?



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Hey choprkul,
If you have a 40GB unit you cannot use WiFi. It is not equiped with the wireless antenna. If you have any of the other systems and it doesn't pick it up, you might want to try another location. If that doesn't work there may be a problem with the wireless antenna or *********** board.

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You might want to check a couple other sites. shows the 40gb ps3 as having the wi-fi connectivity.

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Have you checked its manual?

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