No Access Points Detected on my Sony PSP?
Dave, I follow all your steps on how to get to the Internet on my PSP, but every time I try it says no access point detected. What does that mean, and how do I solve it??
This is another on the list of surprisingly common questions that I get in my mailbox, and I think that much of the problem is simply that people aren't entirely clear how the Sony PSP connects to the Internet.
Here's the scoop: The PSP uses wireless "wifi" -- also known as 802.11b -- networking for its connectivity. Wifi networks have a maximum range of a few thousand feet, so if your pal at the end of the street has a wireless network installed, you won't be able to see it in your own home. If you're in an office and your geek colleagues have an 802.11b network a few floors below you, again, you won't be able to see it.
Now what does "see it" mean? It means that your Sony PSP detects the network and can access it. So when you see "no access points detected" it means that there are no wireless wifi networks within range of your PSP.
How do you solve it? Well, you can move to somewhere else where there is a wireless network, like a public library, buddy's house or Internet-enabled café, or you can build your own wireless network by purchasing a wireless base station (also known as an "access point", which is what the error message is about in the first place).
If you opt for the latter solution, you'll probably have to purchase $40-$50 worth of hardware and do some fiddling to get it to work. Make sure you get an 802.11b-capable device: If you only get one that speaks 802.11g then you'll be out of luck getting it to work with the Sony PSP itself.
I have lots of articles on Sony PSP and the Internet if you'd like to do more research too.
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Reader Comments To Date: 50
I thought that 802.11g is backwards compatible with 802.11b by specification. I know that my 802.11g access point works with my PSP, and I'm fairly certain that it isn't broadcasting on two frequencies.
I went to download games on my PSP then it doesn't show up on any files.What gives
i keep trying and trying to connect my psp to my wi-fi max i do everything there is to do butt it never works.can you help please?
how do you get the access point detected
I have set up a Internet conection. How do I find a wireless access point? "No connections detected"? Need help!
i got an acces point an im on dial up and i have an router is it possible to go online is cause i have dial up plz need!!! help thank you
um i hav a few access points round near my house, i cant find the ip address before it says its timed out. how strong does the sygnal have to be to connect to the net. and wats this wap and secuirity, i don get it will this affect me connecting to the net
are all wireless broadband modems capable of running 802.11b? i have a wireless broadband modem and it still sez no access points! please help me!
i dont have have any acess points what do i do help plz
my psp say the access point was not detected what does that mean. please help me out
Hi, i get a strong signal at home, but the person that i'm getting the signal from has a WEP, which i have no idea what it means? i have followed all the steps using wipeout, but still i'm getting connected. the signal strength is almost a 100%.
My psp cannot find and access point (access point being WifiMax)<---i know it sucks but its cheap and i have to get it to work...I got limited or no connectivity on my computer and ive tried many things but none work... please help!
hello steve i was triying to get the internet on my sony psp but when i tested my connection the access point signel streanth was low what acccess point is high on signal strenth
Hi I brought new psp. And I have Broad DSL and router. and my connection is 75% how i get it 100%????????????????????? HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey!i have my psp internet connesctions set up but wen i got on2 browser my psp says obtaining ip address and it says failure 2 obtain it!plzzzz help
i have a wireless connection. that i have tried for months to connect my psp to. without much luck. it finds my access point and after i pop in my wep it still does not connect- giving me a error message.
i just got a ps3for xmas, and set up no prob, i have access to web browser, downloading games, but i cannot get the psp to link at all.. is that becauseyou can only have 2 devices running on one IP address, am baffled
I have a PSP, How do I correct this error? "Communication with the server failed.A DNS error has occured (80410418)"
How much memory does a psp need to connect to the internet? Is says that I do not have enough memory and I have a 1 G memory card.
im really stuck im tryin to get internet access on my psp and its soooo difficult it just says a connections error has occurred.the attempt to obtain the ip address timed out! it says in one of ur other questions tht is common and i have to go closer to the access thingy and i have. im sitting right next to it and its still doing the same thing what do i do????
wen psp came out they said wow u can go on internet, u can surf the web and its easy....hmmm u guys sound pretty dam smart y is this so hard?
I just bought my friends psp just the other day it works fairly well but I can not get the internet up on it my other friend has one he's no help I did so my much studying till I found this now I know where to go for wi-fi eighther mcdonalds or cafe.
ok its says the access point was not detected and i dont know what that means so can you tell me....and where is the AOSS button at???
Hello. I am having trouble with my new PSP Slim. Like with my old PSP, before it was stolen, I can find my access point, linux (b not g), the WEP key is known and entered, and everything goes fine until after it obtains the IP address. it seems to work, but will just sit there doing the loading bubble in the corner. then after a few minutes, it says the connection failed (DNS error 80410410) It isn't a weak connection because the signal strength is 95-100% all the time. Please help.
help to detect access point on psp please help me?
where and what is the aoss button on a psp
everytime i go scan it says no access pionts detected. what do i do
i bought a new psp.and i fill all the qustions but after that.no conection point detected now i dont now what to to help???????????????????????????????????
hi there I need some help with my psp and wifi I have a wifi internet card from alltel cell phone company and I'm trying to get internet on my psp and I don't know how...
I'm new to this but don't a psp detect wifi signals and if it does why don't it detect mine even when I'm in the house it still won't detect what am I missing what do I need to do because it is a wifi connection.
I have no idea please help if you can my e-mail is email@example.com
i have an psp and i was wondering could you be upstairs and the access point be downstairs and it still work???(please help
High my name is Ian Kowatch I have a question about the acesses point. how do I get inside the acesses point to internet broswer?
i cant find the access point when im trying to get on internet browser why?
my 2wire modem is wireless but it is set too 802.11g, but does have the option of changing it too 802.11b, if i change it will i still get internet on my home pc?
it says access was not detected and i've tried it lots of times and still says it
HOW DO U GET ACCESS POITS ON MI PSP
i bought a psp 2000 and every time i try getting on the net it goes and says dns failure i know ur buzy but please help me get on the net my email addres is firstname.lastname@example.org
you are very intelligent and excellent at this type of stuff. but not so much me. how do i get wallpaper on my sony psp?
Just like many of your other questions. I have a PSP and it cannot detect wireless access point. However the set up scan indicated 100% at best and 90% at worst. i've gone over config a few times. my router is N draft is this compatible. Sony support have washed their hands blaming my internet. please advise.
i dont have any access point what do i do
I have the same problem with you guys and I've managed to figured it out.. The problem is that the psp can't detect/connect to a wireless access point that is setup with multiple band compatibility ( in my case it is setup with B+G+N).. I've tried to change the band to just only 2.4Ghz(B) mode.. and works like a charm.. Hope this will help all of you..
I have Internet router in my room and I cannot access my access point, I'm few centimeters from it and still cannot access. I dont know why. But sometimes I can access, I think 3 times psp found it. Why I cant access to my access point?? I have Belkin F6D4230. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
Hey, when I'm trying to play an infrastructure game on my PSP, it usually works pretty good, I can connect and play without too much hassle, but recently it's been telling me it can't detect the access point (the connection that I'm using for my computer right now), It just can't detect anything there but the neighbors access points. I don't know what's wrong with it, and I know it seems impossible but any suggestions?
heloo listen i have a 2 gb memory card can a psp b connected with that kanda memory????????
i wanted to connect to wifi my cellphone samsung Gt_B3410W but whenever i attempt it says " no response from AP".. how can i solve this? please help
make your pc on and your net and go to network then go to add wireless devices and then scan for acess point you will get
my psp go do not work,keep asking for access point plzz help me.
Thanks so much man, I had no clue about the b/g/d stuff
k bro! i have a access point but like its not supported!! how do i fix that?!?!
y cant i connect to access point if i have "802.11b-g-n"??? it keeps sayin "the connection point timed out. HELP ME PLZ!
dear dave i think everyone understands the term that they have to stay within the wifi range and thats very easy to understand for anyone..i'm trying to get a wifi network and i'm sitting right there not even 4 ft away and my psp cannot detect the network when my mobile phone can.it scans and show there is no network when my phone detects fine...i think this is a hardware failure and not just a signal or some software problem..if you have any idea regarding this just let me know bcoz i really feel like breaking this thing into pieces..
I'm running a PSP I've had since they came out, on a router I've connected it to several times. I haven't used the PSP since the Vita came out since I've been focused on new Vita stuff but now I'm using my PSP again and am getting the "No Access Point Detected" message. To my knowledge I have not made any changes to the router settings prior to trying and have viewed and tried the suggestions of several help pages found doing internet searches on the problem and I am still getting the error.
Do you have any suggestions for me?
Also is there a chance the Vita has had something to do with this?
PS: My laptop, Vita, and 3DS still connect just fine wireless and my desktop is still connected just fine wired.
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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