PSP connecting VIA WEP to Netgear router

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Found 23rd May 2008
I went to see a customer last night and she had a PSP that she could not got on the internet.

I went through it and input the settings WEP key SSID and all the Address Settings to Automatic.

It kept coming up saying that the Connection had Timed out!

Does anyone know why this might be the WEP key was long. Is there a limit on the PSP? Also the PSP could see the network ok just could not connect.

I was stumped any ideas out there?

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Original Poster

The MAC address is on the Router and I did also try giving it an IP address etc.

Try changing the router setting to an open connection rather than shared, shluld do the trick:thumbsup:

wep key is usally 26 numbers i think

will it connect if you temp turn off the security?
i spent ages trying to connect my nephews PSP to his router only to eventually find that the wifi on the PSP was knackered. apparently common fault wi them

if that happens its usually your wep key you've typed in is not correct sometimes theres two wireless keys on the router so double check that you typed in the correct one

is the router wireless a. b or g?
i know my psp wont work with g which is what ive got

Original Poster

Thanks for the pointers.
I will let her know and she can give these a go.
I am hoping that the wireless is not knackered as it did pick up the network just did not connect.

Original Poster

It is G only so jasonrat you may have hit the nail on the head there!

Original Poster

I have been looking on some forums and I can not find the answer to this question.
DOES THE PSP WITH V3.80 FIRMWARE HAVE THE ABILITY TO CONNECT TO A 802.11G ONLY NETWORK?

Sorry to shout it but I just can not find a definite answer and it is ******* me off!

Original Poster

It looks like it may be the router that is the issue. I think that it may be set to the wrong mode (b rather than b & g).

It's unlikely to be the router at fault re protocol (b or g) as the connection is dictated by the device, if it's a b type device it will connect at b protocol, assuming no fault present
Usual problem with wifi devices is the security issue as the manuf's don't stick to any one standard of auto negotiation on security protocols.
If the router is set to WPA/WEP set it manually to wep and double check the key

For the short time i had a PS3 i wouldnt connect to my netgear router,unless i turned the security off.Might be the same for the PSP

jarica;2160646

Thanks for the pointers.I will let her know and she can give these a go.I … Thanks for the pointers.I will let her know and she can give these a go.I am hoping that the wireless is not knackered as it did pick up the network just did not connect.



so did mine. i could see the network SSID but even with all security turned off and the router set to 11b it simply would not connect. in the end his friend brought another PSP over and that connected first time. we changed every single setting on the PSP to match his friends and it still wouldn't connect.

id love to connect my psp to the router but my router is buffalo g so i cant connect either although i do wonder if its possible

that is weird because my router uses a and g simultaneously
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