How to Connect Wirelessly (or via WiFi) to Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3)
You can connect your PlayStation 3 wirelessly to the Internet, if you have a home WiFi network. If you are unsure if you have a WiFi network in your home, contact your Internet service provider.
1. Go to Settings, then Network Settings, press X.
2. Go to Internet Connection, press X, select Enabled.
3. Go to Internet Connection Settings, press X.
4. If you are connected to the Internet, you will be advised that you will be disconnected from the Internet.
5. Select ‘Yes’ and press X.
6. Select Easy, press X.
7. Select Wireless, press X.
8. Select Scan and press X.
9. Select the Wireless network name, or WiFi network name, you wish to use. (If you are unsure which network name is yours, see How to Access My Wireless Router Settings to find out what your network name and password is.)
10. Once you’ve selected your network name (also known as an SSID), press the Right direction button.
11. Select the security setting of your WiFi network, press X. (See How to Access My Wireless Router Settings if you do not know which setting you have.)
12. Press X to enter your WiFi password using the on-screen keyboard.
13. The list of settings will appear. Press X to save the settings. Press X again to test the connection.
14. If the test was successful, you’ll see ‘Succeeded’ next to all items on the list. You are now online. If the test failed, you either entered in the incorrect information (such as password), or there is a connection problem. If you need further assistance, contact PlayStation Support: 1-866-345-7669.
You cannot connect to the Internet using the USB ports on the front of the PlayStation 3 system. This means you cannot use USB wireless adapters or cell phone USB adapters with the PS3 system.
- Dial-up connection is not supported by the PS3 system. You must use a high-speed broadband connection.
- 802.11n routers need to be set to mixed mode (so that it accepts 802.11b or 802.11g wireless signal).