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Internet Connection I had my ps3 wired connect with an ethernet cable to a router, and Im trying to switch it to wireless on campus. But it will not give me the option to switch to wireless, it cannot find an ip address either. I need help how to do the wireless, it will not even give the option.

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  • sweeeet_gurl May 11, 2010

    how far is your ps3 from your router? its could be out of range
    and are you sure your router is wireless? its should have an antenna.

    On the ps3 you can only have 1 active connection, so you have to specifiacly enable 'wired' or 'wireless' connection. if you have wired still selected it might not find any connections.


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On the X-Cross Media Bar, (the menu that comes up when you turn on the PS3) under "settings", go to "Network Settings".
then go to "Internet Connection Settings". select "yes".
go to "custom", "Wireless", "Scan".
If your network is not listed, move your PS3 closer to the Wireless Access point.
Select your Network and enter your password (if it needs one).
select "automatic" for everything.
select "Test Connection".
the "Obtain IP Adress" and "Internet Connection" should say "Succeeded".
If not, contact your system or network administrator or a teacher that knows a lot about computers.

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