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PS3 wireless internet problems

I have a functional wireless router and I'm trying to connect my PS3 to it. The PS3 can detect the access point, I've entered the correct WEP code, and I've gone through all the rest of the set up options choosing the defaults. However, when I test the connection, it always fails while acquiring IP address. When I press cancel and go to connection status it says the connection is enabled at 60% signal strength, but if I try to test the connection or get online, I get a fail message. Any help?

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It sounds like a defective wireless antenna. Connect your PS3 via a long network cable and see if you can get online. If you can, the problem is a defective antenna.

Assuming you purchased the PS3 from a store and have the reciept, you should be able to get it swapped or fixed via warranty.

Good luck and take care,
Chimpster

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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