Why won't my Sony PSP see my wireless network?
I am trying to upload version 2.5 on my PSP. I went to network connection and did the first step. Next it came up with the screen asking my SSID and enscriptioon. I chose scan and it came up with:
wireless -- WEP -- 80%
belkin54g -- none -- 10%
Whenever I chose the wireless WEP one, it would ask me for my WEP key. Whats is a WEP key? How do I find out what my WEP key is?
When I chose the belkin54g connection (which would only come up in certain spots)it always had a weak connection and when I chose it it would still not connect. Whenever I would try to connect, the messages "A connection error has occurred. The access point was not detected" OR "A connection error has occurred.(80410D07)
Then when it said address settings I chose "Easy". Does that have to do anything with it. All I want to do is upgrade my PSP system. Can you please help me?
While it would be nice if wireless networks were a breeze to work with, completely transparent and magically simple, the fact is that there's still a lot of complexity, a variety of semi-compatible protocols and the entire puzzle of security and privacy.
That's what you're seeing with your problems here.
With your wireless network, your Sony PSP won't connect because you need a special password that was set by the wireless network administrator. That's what the WEP is: Wireled Equivalency Privacy. It's one of a set of different password and security protocols (all incompatible with each other, unfortunately) that let you work with a wireless network without exposing all of your network traffic to anyone within range.
A WEP password typically either looks like a word or phrase, if you're lucky, or a sequence of letters and digits similar to c1164fd533, not exactly something you're going to be able to guess. Indeed, if the "wireless" network is your own, hopefully you know the password and can enter it when you configure that access point on the PSP itself. If you don't know the password then that network is inaccessible to you.
In terms of the beikn54g network, I believe you're exactly right when you guess that the signal is just too weak for the PSP to work with it, even though the PSP device "sees" the network when you do a scan. Can you move closer to that base station so you have at least a 50% strength signal indicator? That might be all you need to do for this to work, actually.
Also, if you're just trying to upgrade your PSP, please do note that you can accomplish that with a regular computer and a USB connection between your PSP and your computer. I explain the process here: Sony PSP Firmware Update Instructions.
Finally, for those of you who run or utilize wireless networks, there are a lot of important security and privacy issues you need to know about, as my colleague Chris Buechler and I explain in great detail -- along with tons of how-to information about remaining secure on open networks -- in our new book Connect Safely Wireless Security and Privacy Guide for Windows.
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Reader Comments To Date: 202
i kind of understand that IP thing, but now i'm wondering about my WEP key. i don't know how to find it, and i hear people talk about a router, but i don't know what that is either.
how do you get enternet on your psp without scanning the area?
And i scanned my area and a name came up and the strength was 56% and i clicked it and it came up (a connection error has ocurred) what do i do about that also?
please help me dave a connertion error has ocurred
please help me tnx tnx tnx.
Hey dave, I ave a laptop with WI-FI and i always used this conenction called defualt and so when I got my PSP I scanned for it and found it with the signal being at 67 percent but every time I try it it says "A connection error has occurred. a connection to the access point could not be established. check the security settings for the network and try again WHAT DO I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Alright, I know my WEP key, and I put it in, and this fixed my problem a while back. Now my dad got a laptop and switched us to VerizonFIOS. I have no idea which one made it not work, but one of them did something.
I now can get through EVERYTHING on this, connecting to the network and such, but when I try to connect to the internet it says the connection is failed. I have no idea what is going on, and I don't have time to sift through everything online to do this. I don't understand what happened, and I've tried both internal and external IP combinations and DNS things...not that I know what the DNS does or anything.
hi, i'm having some trouble here, my psp netwroking doesnt work, everytime i try to connect it says "A connection error has occurred.(80410D07" what do i do?
When I enable WEP encrytion, the PSP will only accept 8 characters. I have a D-link router and my WEP key is 10 characters. If I don't have any security on my wireless router then I can connect my psp to the internet just fine. Please Help!
hi my psp dount work when i turndit on go on enternet comes up it says (1)signal two weak(2)IPadress A connection error(3)A connection to access could not be established(4)help man!
I know this thread is old but I need some help. I am having a problem where my PSP will only detect my router part of the time even if im sitting right next to the router it will always show it at 100% when it does see it but it only sees it about once in every 15 scans. For some reason it seems to not have any problems at night though. I do have it set up on WPA-PSK (TKIP) and thought that might be a problem but even if it was it should still be able to at least see the connection.
PSP sees my network, it has 100% signal strength but the security is not supported. I have a Linksys WRT300N wireless router. How can I connect to my network?
Many thx for any help you can provide.
Just my two cents, hopefully this will help. For some reason, my PSP won't work unless my router is set to B AND G support, not just G. Once changed to Mixed support for both types of network, it works just fine. I said to me that it was a security issue with my WAP, but it wasnt.
Ummm my psp keeps saying ip address timed out
and im confused at that and i dont know my wep
password how do i find it im stressing out about
this can anyone help? @_@
I i am using a WIFI max and whenever i try to load ZDLAN utility it opens and quickly closes.Why does this happen?
hey i have the WEP key but when i enter it it ways an error has occured that i havent used the right letters or numbers, and yes i am sure that it is the right WEP key can u help me?
I own a PSP lite 2000 series. Bought it in Del, India and got custom firmware 3.7 M33 loaded. Since then the WLAN is not working. Everytime i scan for a network (I have all network codes and two laaptops work on an ad-hoc setup), the psp reports an error and comes back to the main menu. I dont know whether is a hardware error or a firmware patching error. I cannot play on WLAN with my friends.
Please please provide some feedback.
so um hi the (wep key) is a key for secured networks that have u know keys kinda like passwords for ur networks so other people won't drive up 2 ur house and steal ur connection that if u don't have a wep key code so it is located on the back of ur router on the bottom try some of those keys itwill work
more issues than solutions.
The guide was nice. Followed step by step.
Still no connection. No wep just wide open.
Router isant the issue. PC's connect without no issues and they are wireless.
PSP see's the router but will not connect.
hey there i need a hand. ive just got my new psp, (ive owned one previously) and im trying to get it to connect to my wireless network. i have a very good D-Link Router and ive got it configured on network magic. ive set up wireless to my bros laptop and wired to my ps3 and xbox 360 as well as the wii. now since ive just got this psp im trying to configure it to wireless internet but i cant seem to get it, each time i try to test the connection (ive done the scan and got all the settings and im not using a wep or wpa, no passwords, i just have my system locked so i dont have intruders) anyway, when click add new devices on network magic it unlocks the router and internet so i should be able to add the psp. each time i try to connect with the psp it says "a connection error has occured. a connection to the access point could not be established. check the security settings for the network and try again. Now ive done this several times. damn thing. so like i said ive tried everyting i know, and ive already done it once so i dont know why it wont work now, can you help me out?
All i want to know is if i culd connect my psp wirelessly to my computer without a router or access point, to share internet
i dont care how id do itthe "hacker way" if i have to
hi i am correctly folowing the steps to obtain a wireless network on my psp but for some reason it keeps saying that the connction error has occurred. i am correctly entering my wep key and i also have full signal strength but however it is not working however hard i try please could you help me. thankyou
i was getting so frustrated with the PSP connection,
but after reading your review, it have to say, it did help A LOT.
thanks so much :D
WHEN I GO TO THE WEBSITE FLASHENABLED.ED.COM AND I USE LINKSYS IT SAYS "CUMMUNICATION WITH THE SERVER FAILED.A DNS ERROR HAS OCCURRED (80410414?" CAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE ALSO LIKE GOOGLE IT GOES TO THAT WEBSITE BUT TO THE WEBSITE FLASHENABLED.ED.COM IT DOSENT GO.
were is the aoss located and how do u just get enternet
Alright, I've been hitching a wi-fi ride on one of my neighbors' connections for a while. About a month ago, they had it turned off or something, but then had it turned back on a few weeks ago. Now, however, whenever I try to connect to it, the screen just says "Connection to the server failed. A DNS error has occurred. (80410410)". I have absolutely no idea why it would do this, and I don't know a way around it. Any suggestions?
What does it mean when it says 'key information timed out'. I have typed all the relevant info in correctly, the psp is no more than 3 inches from the working router but it still won't accept the settings. Please help?
when i connect to the internet it says time out.. do you have to know every code for the psp to connect to the internet. please help
my psp and ps3 stopped connecting to my network all of a sudden, wtf
am John...I need to downloadable solfware to upgrade my sony psp the system varsion nnber is 3.15
My psp won't show the screen i haven't played it for months and now it wont turn on. I've charged the batterie and everything what do i do?
Make sure that the web enable button on the lower left side of the PSP is turned on.
hey dave. i bought a psp and when i try to acess a wi fi connection, it says an error has occured or their is a problem with the dns point or address or ip address no matter how many times i try(372 times).Could u please help me!
Dave, seems like you are kinda behind on answering these posts. I can read questions anywhere, it's answers we need, man.
Almost always, Hillbilly, my answer is part of the original article. For those that aren't, there's usually insufficient information for me to duplicate the problem and thereby figure out a solution. :-)
Every time I try to use the internet my PSP for game sharing, internet, ect.... It says, "A connection error has occurred.(80410B050)" PLEASE HELP!!!! Oh, and i cant download any songs or movies either, any ideas?
i was scrolling pass all of the slow learners with internet and all on there psp. Dave check this out and pay good attention. I got the psp 3001 im on my wireless router. Now i got a sony location free player my router is in my livingroom on that computer i want the location free player on my computer in my bedroom how can i get it to register on my computer in the room. Note idownloaded the software on both computers but when trying to open the player on my livingroom computer wich is windows xp it sys an error had to stop running suddenlly,but when opening it in the bedroom where the computer is vistas it opens up for set up but cant get it to register on router out in livingroom, Now dave honestly these are real interesting questions for you not that easy ip address and wep security stuff try to holla back quickly cause im pressed to watch tv over my family's house for christmas plus i need to get my 150.00 worth like right now and if it is to much the ask throw in how i can access this through my grandmothers computer away from my house. by the way MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEWYEAR.
i know this sounds to simple but, i was having the same trouble getting my psp to go on line. i have a wireless network, and when i would enter in my pass word it would come up with the same error as all of you. then i tried pushing enter after every number not at the end of the whole pass word. example 1 enter 2 enter 3 enter not 123 enter. i hope this helps some of you.
Hi Dave, i read your instructions over and over and i'm doing everything right but it still won't connect to the internet? when it gives me the list our signal strength is 100% but when i go to the connection name and i go to its info everything is right, including the password but when i scroll down it says "Proxy Server: DO NOT USE and Internet Browser: DO NOT START"
how do i change that? i took the parental settings off as well. pleaseee help :)
i can connect to the Internet wireless cause we have a router then when i go to test it it says ip address timed out PLEASE HELP
hi i can´t conecct my play station 3 to internet and i have wifi
can u help me pleas'
u see my router is working fine but i don´t know wy it wont let me conect it up to the internet to play some game online,if somebody knows how to do it pleas tell me
mabye beacause you didnt turn on the wlan at the top
hi my psp has 100% strength i am trying to use it at my friends i get an error msg that reads "cannot connect" connection error ip has timed out something like that at my own home however i have normally around 70-75% signal strength what can i do???
I'm buying over a non-updated psp from a friend,
I want to be able to play PSX games on it,
But I don't know where to get the correct files, and how to NOT destroy the PSP.
I bet you could help me on this one.
I need help every time I try to get on the Internet but it says obtaining adress timed out someone help!
my psp keeps saying error timed out i have tried it since i got my wireless router can u please lead me through the steps to get it to work
how do i use the network on my psp if my waln switch is malfunctioning and having errors?
what do i do if i forgot my security password on my psp?
I have been trying to connect to the internet on my psp but it keeps saying the "ip address timed out" or "a connection error has occured". I even tried six other Web sites to see if they would work, but it just kept saying the same thing over and over agian. This is really getting frustrating can you help me !!!!!!!
i have a hiteach 512mb memory card i forget my memory card password i unlock my memory card plssssssssss help me
My Internet won't work on my psp it says internal error than some code
can't connect to "hotspot" that I have used before. Other computers are connecting from here. I have used correct encpryptions that are required and still no go. The location that I need appears and then tells me that "I am unable to connect.) I think "I" screwed something up. Help..Thanks Ro
ip address times out when i connect to the internet on my psp
home wireless connection just stopped working and my light won't come on when i move the switch to on. help
my psp whont connect to internet and i did the new connection and everything else but it saids that the attemp to obtain ip address timed out what do i need to do
Okay I'm still confused cause I entered everything in but it keeps saying connection timed out
i have a cisco wrt160nv3 and all my stuff connects fine except my psp, it used to but now it says a connection error has occurred. a connection to the access point could not be established. check the security settings for the network and try again. i even turned off all security settings on the router and it says the same thing can you help me please
I have 2 psp 1 that connect to the net and the other that will not. I will try then i get an error message indicating that it has timed out. I have set up the wep key. I need to connect to the net to disable the wma play back so that i can download music on the psp
A Connection Error Has Occured
A coonection to the access point could not be established
Check Security settingrs for the network and try again
I Get This Message Everytime I try to connect to my router i know my WEP pass and have entred it but still doesn't work PLEASE HELP!!
"My neighbors don't mind I'm leeching bandwidth from them".
LOL, good one.
hi trying to help my son get his psp online. it worked fine at our old house and was online. it now finds our home network, 100% signal but under the security says its not supported?? i know what the password is cause i set it up!! yesterday we set up his Wii with no problems what so ever, just typed in the router password and away we went!!! PLEASE PLEASE HELP...its driving me mad!!!! THANKS
i just bought my daughter a used psp 3001. i went to settings and restored system settings. went throught the setup as far as wep key and all of that. I click scan in the end and it finds my dsl router. says test connection and it does its thing for a minute then says connection timed out. called verizon and sony. both gave me a run around. one said a psp runs on a b network. bunch of bull any ideas would be appreciated.
i have a psp but how long will it be untill it has no value it will proplably cost 1 dollar in some years think about that
im haveing the biggest problem with my psp connection, the connection refuses to work, it takes like 5 minutes to load, and when it does, the only thing that pops up is, "server connection has times out" its frustrateing.... please reply.
When I try to connect to my non-secure wireless connection at home, a connection I've used hundreds of times without event, I now get an error as the attempt to obtain the IP address times out. The PSP sees the connection and I've gone through the set up procedures over again, but it always times out when obtaining the IP Address. Any ideas?
Worked fine until lost my internet pass code and decided to restore default settings then the above. Thank you!
help i have sony psp slim 3000 and i know nothing about my internet but it says test conection failed ido it again it says dns error and numbers heellp please thaks dave
I have my wep and my ssid but i put it in my psp and it won't connect. Then i go to the settings list on my psp and it says: Internet Browser DO NOT START? any help please?
how could i find SSID to start a wireless connection in my sony psp 3004.
I have this psp 3000 version 5.03 i have a problem with my WiFi because when i scan, it cant detect router but my other psp can detect the router .. what is wrong with my psp .
Ok i just got my psp I have a wireless router which work perfectly with my smartphone an my laptop but know when i try to set up the connection on my psp i enter all the info (wep key) it give me an error message (A connection error has occured to the access point timed out.)what does that men please help.
hey dave i have a problem i try to connect to internet on my psp but it wont connect see look i scan for an access point and it pops up with
so i click on it, type in the password and save the connection. then i try it out but it doesnt connect to the connection. then after a while it says
"A Connection error has occured,connecting to the access point timed out.
so i dont know what to do after that.so could you please help me.
hi dave ok my problem is that i have 100% with my verizon router and when i try to connect it says a connection error has occured signal may be too weak but im 100% with my wep key in properly too?
Hey Dave i have a problem
for my psp when i go to scan it shows ssid and the name of the wirless connection with security as not supported and signal strength as 85 and it wont let me conect to it. why is it like that?
I resolved my issue.
PSPGo / Verizon FiOS / Router: M1424-WR
When connecting to my wireless network, I repeatedly received a network connection error indicating my network signal may be too weak. No way. I scratched my head until my fingers hurt. I setup the connection over and over with the same results (thinking my WEP Key may have been enterred incorrectly). All other devices (9 total) are communicating without failure. I rebooted my router, and all is well. The PSP was assigned an IP address, and I am now connected. Hope this helps.
I HAVE A N300 NETGEAR ROUTER AND WHEN I TRY TO CONNECT MY PSP TO IT, IT SHOWS THE NAME OF THE ROUTER IM TRYING TO CONNECT TO THEN IT SAYS NOT SUPPORTED HOW DO I FIX IT??
Hey Dave, I have a problem I have a wireless router and I have 3 computers hooked up to it. I am now trying to hook up my psp to my router. My psp can find my network but under security it says Not Supported and my signal strength is 100%. I have rebooted my router several times to see if thats the problem and I have also taken my psp back to default settings. None of this has worked. Please help me. Thank you
i have a internet Connection for my PC
I want to use my PSP Go to browse internet using My PC Via Cable,..
I am trying to connect to the internet. When I select scan the SSID of my home wireless network appears at the top of a list. In the Security column it says Not Supported although the signal strength is 100%. My network is also grey and unselectable. What do I do to connect?
To those people that are having the issue with the SSID showing up with the Security saying "not supported" and grayed out, I have an answer for you. Through troubleshooting on my routers security settings I saw it said WPA2. I changed the setting to WPA and it worked. So, that is a likely fix for that issue!
After changing it to WPA you will have to reconfigure your other wireless devices to that setting as well.
hi dave i am trying to connect my tp link router to my psp it is wireless and shows up on the wireless network list but it says not supported
How do i connect to the internet?
I picked up signal mith my psp that said "FBI survailance van 2" now how far will my psp pick up network or whatever?
i all..I have been having the same problems with my Nintendo DSi, PSP and PSP Go.
The problem is that those devices only use 802.11b. Most wireless routers these days use 802.11g but should be backwards compatible with 802.11b. Make sure in your wireless router settings that '802.11g operation only' is disabled. Once disabled, your devices should be able to connect correctly. Hope this helps.
i want to buy a psp online and don't how to do it
holanyo, your best bet, just go to Amazon.com and search for "sony psp". :-)
I am trying to connect a PSP. My laptop and other devices are successfully connected in the house ... I even put the PSP within 3 inches of the router and it detects the WiFi connection at 100 % and my neighbors at 60%. Of course I used mine. I checked the information the SSID and the WPA atr correct but when I connect it says "No network is detected." ??? Is PSP just junk when connecting to a network? I am trying to download music and need the software on the PSP.
I received a Sony PSP-3000 as a birthday gift. For two weeks I fought to make the PSP connect to my Wi-Fi as stated per Sony. I have a better than average wireless router.
It is a Linksys E2000 N router, up to networking standards. After fooling with it for two weeks. I contacted Sonny aka SCEA tech support. Spoke to Elvis, after going over troubleshooting. He placed me on hold came back ant told me that the PSP does not work with the N rated routers. It was a problem Sony knew about and never fixed. Nor did they advise future customers of the issue. I contacted the HQ of SCEA in CA. Spoke to a Jan, who explained that they were aware of the issue and did nothing to fix or make customer aware of the problem. I was given three options: 1) Buy another/different router (i.e. a b/g rated), 2) goes to a Wi-Fi hotspot like McDonalds, Starbucks or 3) adjust the parameters of my router overtime I want to use the PSP. I now have a $139.09 paper weight, due to the failure of Sony not providing proper info on packaging and website
Hi i here people have problem setting up the PSP to the web i had the same problem for 2 years all most.
the problem is solve with any PSP.
Simple Easy Way Setting wiress PSP UP to the Internet.
1)Turn on PSP
2)Go to PSP settings to Network Settings
3)Choose Infrastructure Mode New Connection do a scan select the access point to be used is your Internet company.
4)SSID is your Internet company name.
6)The WPA Key is your Internet password that is to log on to the web after add the password in go next and save.
7)The problem is solve you can start searching the web.
a wep is a password of your router or modem i cant remember but u could go 2 ur pc and go 2 network options or wut ever then it will say ur router or modem password
He is correct besides the WPA encryption part. Most routers by default are set to a WEP Key which is the older unsecure way of protection. However WPA and WPA2 are the newer ways of protecting your Wireless Internet connection. You can easily log on your router with these default(if you didn't change username or password) settings to check what encryption your router is set at.
Then Click on My Wireless Network.
If your PS3, PSP IS NOT picking up your network or keeps getting cut out, change your Wireless Channel to 11, its set to automatic by default.
i have 100% signal and my security(none) but my psp can't connect it always says connection erro access point could not be establish please help me
my psp wont read my wifi i have all my passwords to the wep and all that so why it wont read it?
dave my video cord from my dell flatscreen monitor is weird this the onl cord that you have setup a certin way inorder to see a picture on the monitor and then igot a universal cord from radio shack which is a heavy duty cord no picture at all so tell me my man ? what am i overlooking?
when I try to do a hotspot on psp from my smart phone it says the security says none
hi, i have the web key and the ssid
but the psp write that the security is "not supported" what should i do???
please help me
I have a PSP 3004 am using a Linksys E3000 router. My PSP is not connecting to the wireless even though all other devices are easily. It does connect using other public wireless access points. So I called CISCO support who advised that P2P is not reliably connecting when using WPA2 Personal OR WPA2/WPA Mixed node and instead we should reset security to WPA Personal. Dave or anyone know what all this means and how we can connect
dear sir i want to say you that i do not have a usb as it got lost so i am trying to put the software directly in my psp memory stick but the psp system says that connection failed acess point is weak so kindly help me
Hello my son locked his PSP now we dont know the four dight code how do we unlock it he never gotten the chance to play with it Thanks so.. much i really need your help
im having a problem my internet works on my CPU but when trying to get on thru the psp it says 87a7 not supported 95%
i set my psp to scan for networks it finds mind but it is shaded and says not supported. there are a few more that are not shaded but they are
from down the street and are locked
Hi, My PSP 3000 just today started giving me the DNS Error 80410410. It worked 3 days ago...now I can't get online at all. My Vita works fine. I entered all the information correctly on my PSP 3000 it just fails to connect now and gives me the above error code.
Any suggestions, besides throwing it against the wall. Which I'm close to doing.
i entered the wep key BUT IT STILL WOn'T WORK it keeps saying psp connection error please help i miss my psp and even if i am near the conection it still says that and i bought a new charger for my psp but even when it charges it switches off
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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