connecting psp to encrepted wireless network

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  1. wallzy

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    havin a few problems connecting my psp to my wireless network ive got every think entered correct (i think) but when i try to connect it connects to the access point and then it comes up exchanging key information after a min or 2 i get a error message, the key information exchanged timed out. can some help me solve this please

    oh if it helps im trying to connect to a philips wireless router
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    I had a similair problem to this, with mine, resolved it by going on to the settings on my pc and changing the router to work on both g & b. Can't remember exactly how to do it someone here told me.
     
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    I had the same problem at home/work and the issue lay with the encryption level and the firmware on your PSP. One location was using WPA-PSK and the other 64bit WEP and I couldn't connect with either. Once I upgraded my firmware from 2.01 to 2.71, it worked first time on both routers.
     
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    thanks to both of you for your replys any idea how i can update my firmware with out connecting to the internet on my psp thanks
     
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    Well, I tried downloading the firmware update from numerous places on the web and it was corrupt each time. I even borrowed a mate's PSP & memory card to check my card and download the file to his card/PSP, without any luck.

    In the end, I had to do the unthinkable and turn off encryption on my router until the file had downloaded via wireless :eek: Desperate times = desperate measures, but it works peachy now, no matter what the encryption level! This has since been tested on 3 different routers, all using different levels of encryption and worked each time :D
     
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    Not sure why turning the encryption off was such a problem. While an un secured network is highly undesireable, for the 20 minutes it would have taken to do this the risks were negligable IMO.
     
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    managaed to update my psp by connecting it to my laptop via usb i now have 2.80 firmware still cannot connect to the internet thow,im trying to connect threw a wep encripted network when i go threw all th details i click on test connection some times it comes up with the error above other times the psp freezes and restarts

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    I have 2.71 and wireless router. Using WEP then no chance. Using WPA or indeed no encryption then all fine and dandy. Searched internet at time and WEP prob is common.

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    I have an old netgear ethernet to wifi adaptor that only does WEP and it never has an issue. Is it a particular make/model of wifi router you guys have problems with?
     
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    mine is a philips snb6500
     
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    After spending the last 6 years working in IT Security, paranoid isn't the word when it comes to unsecured broadband :(

    As for the routers, personally, I used a D-Link broadband router, a Netgear ADSL router (can't remember exactly which model) and a Cisco Wireless Access Point.
     
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    been trying to sort this out again today with no luck every time i try to test the connection now the psp freezes and shuts down :lease: this is drivin me mad
     

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