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    ps3 wireless????

    hi guys, finally bit the bullet and got a ps3 today!!!, we are just looking at it now, and trying to work out, do we need anything extra to make it connect to the web wirelessly? (if u know what i mean), it comes with a earthnet cable, we have a router and modem, the laptop and 360 are wireless, but wondering if we need to buy any thing extra to make the ps3 recieve the wireless singal! please help asap, many thanks clare x

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    AFAIK, The PS3 is wi-fi ready out of the box, So it should be as simple as inputting the password key (Hopefully!)

    No - ps3 has an inbuilt wifi thingy - so as long as you have a router and your lappy and 360 work its fine

    If in doubt google it

    Original Poster

    what password key?

    "If in doubt google it"

    Perhaps you should have tried that before asking us how to get a job... LOL

    emasu

    "If in doubt google it"Perhaps you should have tried that before asking … "If in doubt google it"Perhaps you should have tried that before asking us how to get a job... LOL


    youre actually quite annoying now - you seem to be on this site all the time and stalking everything i post

    hocka

    what password key?



    If your router is wireless then it should have some sort of security, WPA and WPA2 are the most secure, So to access the network you'd have to input the network key/password. :thumbsup:

    Sorry for any confusion!

    dandoc2

    stalking everything i post



    just ask any of the girls from the WP thread ;-)

    Original Poster

    oooooooooooh, im a little concerned, there was no password key with the router, is it safe?

    hocka

    oooooooooooh, im a little concerned, there was no password key with the … oooooooooooh, im a little concerned, there was no password key with the router, is it safe?




    no anyone can connect to it then. E.g person with wireless laptop outside your house or a neighbour

    dandoc2

    youre actually quite annoying now - you seem to be on this site all the … youre actually quite annoying now - you seem to be on this site all the time and stalking everything i post



    Emasu stalking never! I hold him in the highest respect, only because he's got a rifle and a sniperscope:?

    Original Poster

    fox2020

    Emasu stalking never! I hold him in the highest respect, only because … Emasu stalking never! I hold him in the highest respect, only because he's got a rifle and a sniperscope:?


    :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

    so someone connecting to my network, is that the worst that can happen? me give someone else free b/b?

    hocka

    oooooooooooh, im a little concerned, there was no password key with the … oooooooooooh, im a little concerned, there was no password key with the router, is it safe?



    So there is no security at all?

    So you didn't need to use any password to connect the wireless laptop or xbox 360 to your router?

    If so thats not secure, Any neighbour could connect to your network, Someone in the street or in a car etc.

    hocka

    :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: so someone connecting to my network, is that … :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: so someone connecting to my network, is that the worst that can happen? me give someone else free b/b?



    They could download stuff - anything ;-)

    Original Poster

    how can i protect myself then?

    hocka

    :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: so someone connecting to my network, is that … :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: so someone connecting to my network, is that the worst that can happen? me give someone else free b/b?



    Sort of, But they can gain access to stuff and change it etc.

    Not only that but someone could be abusing your connection, Possibly for illegal downloads (Not just illegal music/software, Child pr0n etc ) and it all comes back to your ISP/Address, So you'd get the blame etc.

    What make/model is the router?, Its simple to secure a network, Takes around 5 mins normally.

    hocka

    how can i protect myself then?


    http://img.alibaba.com/photo/11314653/Bullet_Proof_Vest_Level_Iiia_Level_Iv.jpg

    with a sophisticated bit of kit which is easy to get now they could view bank details or whatever. Although imo if a hacker is gonna have the software to do any damage in your network then theyll find it all too easy to break almost any encription- believe me when i say its easy

    Original Poster

    its a 'peak' router


    fox2020 - i like it!!!!!!!!

    Id suggest just connecting the ps3 online via ethernet that way nobody can attack you

    Original Poster

    eh????

    Original Poster

    dandoc2

    Id suggest just connecting the ps3 online via ethernet that way nobody … Id suggest just connecting the ps3 online via ethernet that way nobody can attack you




    i dont understand, attack???:oops: :oops:

    add-man

    no anyone can connect to it then. E.g person with wireless laptop outside … no anyone can connect to it then. E.g person with wireless laptop outside your house or a neighbour


    i mean that by attack - ummm use your net

    Original Poster

    how do i protect the pc then? im not sure what to do, anyone know?

    Have you got a model number for the router?, Can't find much info apart from where its sold.

    Original Poster

    pk 6147

    i think thats it

    Original Poster

    i get as far as the page asking for a network key, buy it wont let me enter anything, when i do, it says, must be 8-13 letters .................. eventhough what im typing is, it still wont let me do anything, this is making me head hurt!!!!!!!!!

    this aparently is something to do with wep (?)

    Original Poster

    plus dell is managing my wireless thingymebob, is this ok?

    Go into Network settings on the PS3 main menu and then it will automatically detect your PS3, just choose automatic for everythign for now. You can optimise it later, once done you can assign the WPA key thing from router setting on the PC. I do this by going to [url]www.routerlogin.net[/url]

    my wireless is not secure too but if i spot someone outside my house getting my wireless i'd give em a good kickin'...

    i HIGHLY doubt someone will steal your net lol

    in$anity

    my wireless is not secure too but if i spot someone outside my house … my wireless is not secure too but if i spot someone outside my house getting my wireless i'd give em a good kickin'...i HIGHLY doubt someone will steal your net lol



    They don't need to be sitting outside your house to steal your connection, Routers boost the wireless signal so strong the neighbours 4-5 doors down could get a signal.

    Unless you house is detached in the middle of nowhere, Than for the sake of 5 mins i'd secure it.

    Sorry Hocka, I can't really find much information or even a user manual on that router.

    Do you have the PC cd-rom that came with it?, There should hopefully be a user manual on that.

    Banned

    Iom-RF

    They don't need to be sitting outside your house to steal your … They don't need to be sitting outside your house to steal your connection, Routers boost the wireless signal so strong the neighbours 4-5 doors down could get a signal.Unless you house is detached in the middle of nowhere, Than for the sake of 5 mins i'd secure it.



    I agree. I have secure wireless but know that others in my area don't, I can connect to theirs from my living room!

    Iom-RF

    They don't need to be sitting outside your house to steal your … They don't need to be sitting outside your house to steal your connection, Routers boost the wireless signal so strong the neighbours 4-5 doors down could get a signal.Unless you house is detached in the middle of nowhere, Than for the sake of 5 mins i'd secure it.



    they dont boost the signal that much at all, come on man...

    lol and even if they did , the signal would be weak as hell.

    in$anity

    they dont boost the signal that much at all, come on man... lol and even … they dont boost the signal that much at all, come on man... lol and even if they did , the signal would be weak as hell.



    Well the signal won't be that strong, But yes, Routers can and do boost the signal that far.

    My router is wireless and I can actually still access the internet about 40-50 foot away from the house!!

    Original Poster

    wow, i will go the the store where i got it from and see them abpout it, they are pretty good there, thanks anyway iom-rf, appreciate your help, clare xxx

    nomatter how secure you think it is, wireless is not secure....

    Better than nothing !!

    I connect to loads of unsecured networks on my N95 when I'm out & about
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