Connecting a PSP to a Wireless Network (with Pictures)

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Connecting a PSP to a Wireless Network (with Pictures)
Connecting a PSP to a Wireless Network (with Pictures)
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In this article, we'll teach you how to connect a PlayStation Portable (PSP) to a wireless network. If you are unable to connect your PSP to your network, you may need to change your network security settings.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Connecting your PSP

Connect a PSP to a Wireless Network Step 1

Step 1. Make sure the WLAN button is on

The WLAN button on your PSP must be enabled, otherwise no WiFi connection can be established.

  • On the PSP-1000 and PSPgo, the button is on the left, next to the joystick. Slide the button up.
  • On the PSP-2000 and 3000, the WLAN button is located on the top of the PSP, to the left of the UMD drive. Slide the button to the right.
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Step 2. Make sure you have the latest updates installed

You must have at least version 2.0 of the PSP operating system installed to connect to the Internet.

The latest version of the PSP operating system is 6.61

Connect a PSP to a Wireless Network Step 3

Step #3. Scroll to the left and select Settings

You can recognize it by the suitcase icon on the left side of the main menu.

Connect a PSP to a Wireless Network Step 4

Step 4. Scroll down and select Network Settings, then press X.

This option is at the bottom of the column Institutions.

Connect a PSP to a Wireless Network Step 5

Step 5. Select Infrastructure Mode and press X.

Now your PSP can connect to a wireless network, for example to the router of your network at home.

Connect a PSP to a Wireless Network Step 6

Step 6. Select [New Connection] and press X.

Now a new connection can be saved on your PSP.

  • If a working connection was already saved you can select it and press X. Now it connects to the internet.
  • You can save up to ten different connections.
Connect a PSP to a Wireless Network Step 7

Step 7. Select Scan and press X.

Now your PSP will search for available wireless networks.

  • If your PSP can't find any networks, you'll need to move closer to your router.
  • You can also select "Wireless hotspot" to connect to a mobile hotspot.
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Step 8. Select your network and press X

After scanning, a list of available networks will appear; select the network you want to connect to.

The signal strength of each network is displayed next to the network name. Preferably you use a network with a signal strength of more than 50%

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Step 9. Press the right arrow on the "SSID" screen

Now your current network name is selected.

Changing the name here may cause problems with the internet connection on your other devices

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Step 10. Select the WPA-PSK (AES) option and press the right arrow

This is how you set the security type of your network to WPA, which is supported by the PSP.

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Step 11. Enter your password

Press X in the screen "WPA key", enter the password of your network and press the right arrow.

Wireless passwords are case sensitive, so make sure you enter your password correctly

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Step 12. Select Easy and press the right arrow

This way, the router's default settings will be used by your PSP.

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Step 13. Press the right arrow

Now you confirm the network name.

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Step 14. Save your settings

Now you will see a list of all settings. Check if everything is correct then press the right button to continue and press X to save your settings.

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Step 15. Select Test Connection and press X.

Now your PSP's internet connection will be checked. If a results page appears with the term "Successful", then the connection is configured correctly.

Part 2 of 2: Troubleshooting

Connect a PSP to a Wireless Network Step 16

Step 1. Find your router's IP address

This is what you need to access the configuration page:

  • Windows - Open Start, click on the menu Institutions, then click Network and Internet, then click Network Properties and look at the address next to Default Gateway.
  • mac - Open it Apple menu, click on System Preferences, click on Network, click on Advanced, click on the tab TCP/IP and look at the address to the right of "Router:".
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Step 2. Open a web browser

Now open a browser on your computer.

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Step 3. Type your router's IP address in the address bar

This will open the router's page, where you can adjust the router's settings.

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Step 4. Log in with your administrator account if prompted

To access your router's settings, you must enter a username and password.

If you don't know how to log in, you can manually reset the router by pressing the reset button on the back of the router for at least 30 seconds

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Step 5. Open the "Wireless" section

The name differs per router, but usually the name is "Wireless", "Wireless network" or something similar.

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Step 6. Change the security type

Select either WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] or WPA2 Personal TKIP+AES.

If you choose only "WPA2 [AES]" you will not be able to connect

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Step 7. Look for the list of "Allowed Devices" or "Access List"

You often have to make the advanced settings visible first. Again, the exact name differs per router.

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Step 8. Make sure MAC address filtering is turned off

If it is enabled and you can't turn it off, add your PSP's MAC address to the devices that can access it. You can find your PSP's MAC address in your PSP's Settings menu, under "System Information".

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Step 9. Try to connect your PSP to the internet

If you still can't connect, consult an expert to analyze the problem.

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