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I have a playstation 3 and for me to be able to connect to the internet I have to find the WPA key how do I do so?

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Download and install Wireless Key View on to your desktop or laptop that connects to the wireless network. It will be able to tell you what the WEP key is.

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Minimum Requirements
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  • SIXAXIS™ wireless controller (and USB cable)
  • AC power cord
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      You may need to open firewall port numberson your router to connect to the Internet.
      The PlayStation 3 will not connect to the Internet through the USB ports.
    //
  • Updated system software installed on your PlayStation 3
    Visit PlayStation 3 System Software Update to download and install the most recent version.
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      You may need to enter the Media Access Control address (MAC address) of your PlayStation 3 into your WAP if it is required by your network settings.

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