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Ps3 wirelesss conectin poblem

Help me connect my wireles router to the ps3 plz

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  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    it wont connect my buffalo just says waiting for connection

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    my ps3 will not connect online but i am doing everything right.

  • claudinebabe Dec 28, 2008

    cannot connect my ps3 just keeps asking for ip address?

  • icerobinmom9 Apr 13, 2009

    I setup wireless networks, understand how this is supposed to work, and still can't get the PS3 connected. Doing as you suggested, I was able to get an IP, but the internet connection failed. Tried manually assigning an IP, changing my DNS and Default Gateways/etc, to no avail.


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The PS3 has issues with some wireless routers and encryption. The internet is littered with people having problems. I have a Linksys WRK54G and while I can connect with no encryption if I set it to WPA the PS3 can no longer connect.

Most people have had to resort to MAC address filtering in order to have their network secured if they are having problems. Shame on Sony!

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This is fairly easy.
1. Open network settings
2. Selected wireless and scan
3. When you see your router name click on that.
4. If you have a WEP security code you will need to enter that.
5. You should be finished!!
If you have any more questions, please comment here and I will come back and respond.
I hope this helps! Good luck to you!!

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

Where will i be able to find the wap key for my internet. And also when it says select security setting and i select none it says "a connection could not be etstablished" and then it says "check security settings for wireless lan" Plz help me

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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When i go to settings and connection status list, instead of having wep. i have something call wpa-psk /wpa2-psk. i can't change that and i cant connect to the internet. can you help me with this, please. i will appreciate that

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

Ok i open network settings select wireless select my router name i dont have wep so i guess i dont need it and then they give me the summary and test connection and when its obtaining the address it says failed ip address timed out help me GAMERFIXER07

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

What is a wap code

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When i try to turn on my Ps3 it goes green then turns yellow and turns off. I also cant get the disk out, it does the same accact thing. Please help me!!!

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