Connecting your PlayStation® 3 (PS3™) to a wireless network

Connecting your PlayStation® 3 (PS3™) to the wireless network allows you to gain access to online services such as PlayStation® Network and PlayStation® Store, as well as access shared media files and devices in your network.

This article will help in setting up the PS3 to wirelessly connect to the Internet.

NOTE:  This article assumes that you are using a North American PS3.  If you're using an Asian version, the confirm (X) and cancel (O) buttons' functionality may be reversed.

IMPORTANT:  Make sure that no Internet cable is connected to your PS3's Ethernet port, otherwise the console might attempt to configure its network settings through a wired connection.  For instructions on how to connect your console via the Ethernet cable, click here.

Step 1:
Power on your PS3 and then go to Settings > Network Settings.

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Step 2:
Scroll down to make sure that the Internet Connection is set to Enabled.

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Step 3:
Scroll down to Internet Connection Settings and press the X button on the controller.

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NOTE:  If a prompt appears, press X to begin setup.  You will be disconnected from any active Internet connections.
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Step 4:
Select Easy and press right.

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Step 5:
Select Wireless and press right.

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Step 6:
Under WLAN Settings, select Scan then press right.  Your PS3 device will begin to search for available networks.
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Step 7:
Once the list of active network names (SSID) appears, select your network then press X.

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Step 8:
Confirm the correct SSID and press right on your D-pad.

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Step 9:
The PS3 automatically highlights the security mode it detects from your router.  Press right to proceed to the next screen.

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Step 10:
If you selected a security mode, press X to begin entering the network's passphrase.  You may use the onscreen keypad or any compatible keyboard.  Press START or [Enter] after entering the passphrase.

QUICK TIP:  Press right on the D-pad to review your settings.

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  WPA™ keys are case-sensitive (NOTE:abc is different from ABC).  WEP keys are hexadecimal (0-9 and a-f) characters and are not case-sensitive.

Step 11:
Confirm the correct settings from the Settings List then press X.
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Once your settings have been saved, press X again to test your connection.
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Testing the connection usually takes less than a minute.  If you configured the settings correctly and Internet connection is available, the tests should show Succeeded.
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If the test fails, try again and make sure that your settings on the console match the ones on the router.

Related Article:

Connecting your Playstation®4 to a wireless network

Related Videos:

Connecting your Xbox 360 to the Wireless Network (VIDEO)
Checking the wireless settings of your router (VIDEO)

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