Video Games & Consoles forum

General discussion

ps3 wifi

by basesloaded190 / December 1, 2007 1:43 AM PST

i think im going to get a ps3 for christmas. i haven't seen this anywhere, but what types of wifi does the ps3 support? at my college campus we use the enterprise system, which i know doesn't work with my ipod because it doesn't support that kind. does the ps3 support all types of wireless or just some?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: ps3 wifi
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: ps3 wifi
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
In short.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2007 1:54 AM PST
In reply to: ps3 wifi

Wifi 802.11b, 802.11g, no encryption, WEP, WPA-PSK (WPA).

Sorry but I decline to decode this to English.

Collapse -
ok
by basesloaded190 / December 1, 2007 2:24 AM PST
In reply to: In short.

u don't need to translate i understand. ill just run a Ethernet cord directly to the unit, and maybe buy something that i can use to run a ethernet to my computer as well.

Collapse -
Another option
by Jimmy Greystone / December 1, 2007 3:35 AM PST
In reply to: ok

It seems kind of overkill given the PS3 natively supports wifi, but you could get a wireless bridge. Basically it's a device that connects to any ethernet port and turns it into a wireless device. You then usually use an internal web server on the device to configure it.

So if you really needed WPA2 or something it's an option. Can't imagine why the PS3 doesn't already support WPA2, but almost nothing Sony has done with the PS3 makes a lot of sense, so we'll probably never know.

Collapse -
well
by basesloaded190 / December 1, 2007 4:35 AM PST
In reply to: Another option

i thought the same thing about my new ipod touch. you would think that i would be able to use that on campus, but no because they use the stupid wpa-2 enterprise, i can only use my ipod touch's internet when i go home.

Collapse -
That's deep.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2007 5:34 AM PST
In reply to: well

With WPA2 Enterprise there is little that can be done. Even connecting via a hard line may issue a (login) challenge to use the network.

It's time to ask around how people are connecting up Xbox's, Wii's and such.

Bob

Collapse -
i
by basesloaded190 / December 1, 2007 6:01 AM PST
In reply to: That's deep.

really hope that this will work otherwise this will just give me one more reason to hate the schools interent. i guess ill have to check with people how are connected with xbox's or wiis. hopefully they can get online with theirs

Collapse -
WPA-Enterprise
by jasonparmar / July 20, 2011 4:21 AM PDT
In reply to: i

I'm having the same problem at my uni.
Runs on WPA2-Enterprise

Collapse -
We know what to do about it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 20, 2011 4:31 AM PDT
In reply to: WPA-Enterprise

WPA-Enterprise is used so there is control over what and who connects. If you have trouble connecting you take it up with those that control this network.

It's that simple.
Bob

Collapse -
Thank You
by jasonparmar / July 20, 2011 5:21 PM PDT

I just hope my uni deem having internet access on my PS3 in halls as being acceptable.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 47,885 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,322 discussions
icon
iPhones, iPods, & iPads 3,188 discussions
icon
Security 30,333 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,177 discussions
icon
HDTV Picture Setting 1,932 discussions
icon
Phones 15,713 discussions
icon
Windows 7 6,210 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,510 discussions

Big stars on small screens

Smosh tells CNET what it took to make it big online

Internet sensations Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla discuss how YouTube has changed and why among all their goals, "real TV" isn't an ambition.