We have problems with our son and the Internet. He has a Sony PSP and has figured out how to get on line. Is there a way to remove the software on this PSP? or maybe a password we can set up so there is no avail. service for him. Thanks.
There are a number of different ways you can prevent this depending on your network setup, actually, but before I talk about these options, I have a more basic question: why don’t you limit your son’s Sony PSP access altogether?
I mean, is it the Internet, the sites he’s visiting, that are a problem, or is it the amount of time he’s spending on the PSP overall? If it’s the latter and he was my son, I’d just hold on to the PSP except for specific times we agreed he could use it.
Of course, if it is the specific sites he’s accessing, that’s where you’re right that you need to limit the wifi access itself.
There are two ways to do this. You can set up a password on your wifi access point and not share it, which effectively shuts off his access, or you can set up a password on the Sony PSP itself that limits Internet access.
The problem with the first solution is that your neighborhood might be like mine, where there are plenty of other wifi networks – without passwords – accessible from different points in the house. Unless you can convince all your neighbors to add passwords too (which, frankly, they should do anyway) that solution probably won’t work.
The second possibility is to add an Internet access password. You do that by going to the control menu, moving left to Settings, down to Security Settings, press the “X” button and now you can “Change Password”, set “Parental Control Level” or set up an “Internet Browser Start Control”. The last is what you want: it’ll then prompt you to enter a four digit password.
Once you’ve done that, each time that the PSP is used to access the Internet through the Web browser, that code will be required. If your son doesn’t have it, well, he’s shut down.
Note: don’t lose that code. As far as I know, there’s no way to disable or reset the access password once it’s set up!
Lots of options for you. I hope one of them can help out!