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22 Dec 2008
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psp wifi not supported

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hi i recently bought a psp

 

and in the time i had it before the screen cracked after a day when i tried connecting to my home wifi or college wifi it would say it wasn't supported

 

any reasons why it may not be supported or a patch of any kind

 

this is what's stopping me from replacing the screen as all i want it for is the wifi mainly so i can connect to my ps3 (which uses the home wifi)

 

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Do you know what type of security is on the network? ie. WEP, WPA etc.
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not supported means the security isnt supported. 4 example, u will probs have WPA2 encryption, wich ps3 supports, however psp dont. u will need 2 change 2 one psp supports, WPA being the highest it can support i think
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so is this something i can change on my wifi box thing lol

 

anyone recon there will be a firmware update that makes the psp support more wifi security types?

 

cheers for the replies 

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The PSP already supports most of the more popular encryptions, so I doubt that there'll be a firmware update for more.

 

It's a bit strange that it wouldn't connect to your college wi-fi nor your home connection. You may have to phone Sony: 08705 99 88, as your wi-fi chip may be fryed.

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i was going too but my screen broke before i got round to doing it

 

it did pick up one wifi signal at my college, but i don't think it was a college network. Only problem was that it had a password. But i have heard that there is a patch you can get on the internet that cracks all wifi passwords

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I'm sure you can find a pc program that would do it, but we are definitely not allowed to talk about that here, because decrypting someone else's wifi without permission is illegal.
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The psp uses wireless B, there's a strong chance your router is broadcasting in wireless G only - I had this issue : psp will detect network then complain about unsupported security despite key being correct. You need to change your router to broadbast in wireless B & G : normally a setting in the web interface of the router.
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I'm having the same problem.  I bought the Metal Gears Solid edition and tried to connect with my Apple Time Capsule and it told me psp wifi not supported.  I've tried changing all the security settings around with no luck.  

 

Does anyone know how to connect my psp to this type of mac device?  I would appreciate it!

 

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I'm REALLY not a genius when it comes to internet connections and such, but i managed to fix the same problem!

I had the same problem, ate my guts out of frustration while trying to fix it.

 

I tried to connect my psp a hundred times with all different types of passwords! wep, wpa, wpa2, wpa aes,... whatever!

nothing worked...

 

What I did is I just disabled my router's password, then I connected the psp to it (manually, choose password: none), boom!  Seems to work... O_o

afterwards I put back a WEP-password on my connection, and my psp still connects!

Maybe give it a try! 

 

However, if I want to make a new connection and press scan, the same network name appears on the screen and it's still not supported... but you know, i can play online now... good enough I say!

 

If this method doesn't work, I really don't know what else to do. While I was trying, I changed sooo many settings on my connections, really messed things up! ^^

 

gl!

 

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hi i recently bought a psp



and in the time i had it before the screen cracked after a day when i tried connecting to my home wifi or college wifi I tried to connect my psp a hundred times with all different types of passwords! wep, wpa, wpa2, wpa aes,...nothing worked

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Is there anyway to connect the PSP with the Verizon MIFI? It also says its not supported...

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@R1fty, that's very helpful to know!  And probably the problem I have right now with a brand new psp.  But how do I make that change (or check what my router's broadcasting under)?

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I have a netgear router, do you know how i could change that so that it will support my psp?

 

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what do u mean by b and g? i have virgin broadband and nout like that in my settings, been through the lot.

i having exactly the problem ur sayin

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hey im trying to set up my nephews psp to suprise him when he gets home. I have a WPA2-personal i noticed you said that if you have a WPA2 the psp does not support it. how can i get my PSP to support it??? do I just have to get a new one? or can I do something on my computer to be able to have the psp to support it? I entered everything in manually also (all of my internet info) and still didnt work until I found this and found out it was a WPA2. Please help im about to go nuts lol 

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you can't do anything to psp to make it support wpa2. you have to reconfigure your router/access point wireless security settings..

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Guys, all you need to do is change your wifi mode to "B Only". I'm using a Linksys router and it doesn't even connect in "B/G mixed mode". Also, PSP only supports WPA (AES/ TKIP) encryption and NOT WPA2. So you may want to give it a try. Good luck!!!

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Thanks cketernity, you had the correct answer, change the security type you are using on your WiFi network WPA2 is not supported by the PSP at this time. What a pain in the butt Sony could fix with a simple software update to support the more secure WPA2 encryption.

 

I had to go into my router settings and change from "WPA2 Personal AES" encryption to the older WPA AES and enter a new password. The pain in the butt came because I have 3 cell phones, 5 laptops, a PS3, 3 TV's, 3 Blueray Players and everything else already configured to my wireless network and working on WPA2. If it wasn't trouble enough just going into everything and changing to the encryption type and password nothing would connect after doing this. All of my devices store the WiFi connection information and I did not want to change the name (SSID) of my wireless network, so I also had to go in and remove the stored data from all of my devices to establish the new connection.

 

Here's a tip to others with this problem, since you have to change everything anyhow, make it easy on yourself and change the name (SSID) of your wireless network as well or you will also have to figure out how to remove the old stored data in all of your devices.

 

Side Note: I also have a Linksys WiFi router, I have no problems with it now running in "Mixed" mode (which I had to change from "G Only"). Try mixed mode before switching all of your devices to the much slower and outdated "B Only".

 

A second note: Might want to check your local laws before allowing your WiFi network to run with no security. In the US at least, you are responsible for your network security, many people have been arrested for illegal activity on their home network which they were not directly guilty of only because someone else outside took advantage of their lack of security for illegal activities like child porn and pirating. This isn't something that "could" happen, it "is" happening. Not to mention running with no security means all of your online activity can easily be accessed by others, and people sneaking onto your unsecure network will dramaticly reduce your own connection speeds.

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Ampdraw wrote:

Thanks cketernity, you had the correct answer, change the security type you are using on your WiFi network WPA2 is not supported by the PSP at this time. What a pain in the butt Sony could fix with a simple software update to support the more secure WPA2 encryption.

 

I had to go into my router settings and change from "WPA2 Personal AES" encryption to the older WPA AES and enter a new password. The pain in the butt came because I have 3 cell phones, 5 laptops, a PS3, 3 TV's, 3 Blueray Players and everything else already configured to my wireless network and working on WPA2. If it wasn't trouble enough just going into everything and changing to the encryption type and password nothing would connect after doing this. All of my devices store the WiFi connection information and I did not want to change the name (SSID) of my wireless network, so I also had to go in and remove the stored data from all of my devices to establish the new connection.

 

Here's a tip to others with this problem, since you have to change everything anyhow, make it easy on yourself and change the name (SSID) of your wireless network as well or you will also have to figure out how to remove the old stored data in all of your devices.

 

Side Note: I also have a Linksys WiFi router, I have no problems with it now running in "Mixed" mode (which I had to change from "G Only"). Try mixed mode before switching all of your devices to the much slower and outdated "B Only".

 

A second note: Might want to check your local laws before allowing your WiFi network to run with no security. In the US at least, you are responsible for your network security, many people have been arrested for illegal activity on their home network which they were not directly guilty of only because someone else outside took advantage of their lack of security for illegal activities like child porn and pirating. This isn't something that "could" happen, it "is" happening. Not to mention running with no security means all of your online activity can easily be accessed by others, and people sneaking onto your unsecure network will dramaticly reduce your own connection speeds.


There is always an option to buy second cheap wifi router and plug it into the first one thus having alternative access point with different encription and mode. Alternatively you can use Ethernet Wireless Bridge adaptor with your existiong router.
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I have tried everything everyone has posted & nothing is working! When I change anything it won't let me connect to the internet anymore! I also have a Linksys router. I am not computer savvy at all! I really need "barney" style of how to do things. If anyone can help me out that would be great! I honestly don't know how to change the "G" to "B" or "Mixed" lol I didn't even know you could do a such thing! My internet in my house runs just fine for the Xbox, Wii, Ipods, & our two computers, the only thing I am having ANY issues with is this damn PSP connection! If anybody can help me out with this, that would be super appreciated! Thank you in advance!

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