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PSP and WiFi?

Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by IanW, May 21, 2005.

  1. IanW

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    Okay guys and gals my PSP is on its way from lik-sang!! :thumbsup: :smashin:

    Cannot believe that I have been able to wait this long, when every other console that has been released I have owned on the release day.

    I have a question about the WiFi and its security.

    My wireless network at home uses WPA-PSK (TKIP) can the PSP connect to this, or can it only use WEP?

    Thanks,

    Ian.
     
  2. jenic

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    WEP only i am afraid, i use the same as you and have to diable my security when using the PSP because my laptop cannot use WEP. There should be updates to change this soon though!
     
  3. IanW

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    ipod,

    Sorry, are you saying that sony will be releasing a firmware update to the PSP to enable other protocol access?

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    I am saying nothing for sure but i wouldn't be suprised if sony did realease an update to make it compatible with wpa-psk security.
     
  5. IanW

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    ipod,

    found this so I guess we keep an eye out.

    Ian.
     
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    This doesn't really answer your question but it might be useful.

    WPA-PSK security on a home network isn't really necessary. The best thing you can do is disable SSID broadcasting. That will stop anybody accidentally finding your network. Unless someone knows you have a wifi network, is competent at war-driving and REALLY REALLY wants to get on your network, then disabling the SSID broadcast is secure enough. Obviously rename your AP to something obscure too.

    WPA can be cracked. MAC spoofing is easy. Guessing an SSID is as hard as you want to make it.
     
  7. jenic

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    I dont really care about the type of security but since i enabled wpa-psk it has stopped someone in my area from using it as they dont appear on the client list or log and my laptop does not support wep.
     
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    Reluctantly, I disabled my network security in order to upgrade my firmware to 1.51.
     
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    just got a psp been playing about on it got it connected to my wireless network but only managed to find a software update is this the only use for connecting to a wireless network or does it have other uses? and has anyone found any use for the infra red i can't even find a menu with it in? these are probably for future use but if anyone could help i would be grateful thanks
     

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