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Wireless router and game adapter

by Mary / July 11, 2005 7:50 AM PDT

I am trying to set my sons playstation 2 up for internet game play. I have a cable connection and windows XP. We have the Sony game adapter installed in the back of the PS2. I bought the Linksys wireless 2.4 GHz broadband router and the Linksys wireless G game adapter because the game system is upstairs and the computer is downstairs. I hooked the router up to the PC and ran the install disk and hooked the cables up as instructed but when I got to the end of setup and it asked about security settings I left it disabled because I was confused about WEP 64 bit or 128 bit and WPA-PSK. I now realize 64 is a low setting and WPA is a high setting but not sure what I can run or should run. Ran it with the security disabled to test and he could connect fine so it is working. I know I need to configure the security settings to be protected but I tried and then the playstation wouldn't connect so I am messing up some where. First of all I tried the net set that Linksys has on the site and it said it was WEP but didn't say if it was 64 or 128 it was setting it to.
http://www.linksysfix.com/check/filter/index2.htm?CallerID=PQ
After running that the play station wouldn't connect and wanted an IP which I saw when I used the set up CD and I had wrote the numbers down so we used those but then it wanted a primary and secondary DNS and I have no clue about any of this. I unhooked everything and started from scratch and on the router CD when I got to security I picked WEB 128 then it tells me to hook the game adapter up to the router and run the install CD for that so I did and at the end it had the security settings again so I picked the same thing as I did for the router WEP 128 and then I hooked the game adapter up to the playstation and it won't connect because it wants info I have no clue about. Am I supposed to configure security on the router and the Linksys game adapter or just one and what settings do I use? Confused on how to do all this to be protected.

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