Playstation: How do I connect my ps3 to my wifi?

A simple 11 step guide for solving this common Playstation problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

1
Turn off all your network equipment (modem and router) as well as the PlayStation 3. Leave all equipment off for two full minutes.
2
Turn on your modem and router. Make sure that your wireless router is connected to the Internet and broadcasting a signal.
Use a PC to ensure that all router settings are complete before turning on the PS3.
3
Turn on the PS3. Select Settings >Network Settings on the XMB and click the X button. Now you'll need to provide your router's security settings. If the PS3 is connected to a modem using an Ethernet cable, the wireless function will be turned off.
4
Choose Internet Connections and select Enabled. Then scroll to Internet Connection Settings and press the X button. If you receive a message saying that you'll be disconnected from any current Internet Connection, say Yes to move on.
5
Select the Easy option and press the X button. Try the Easy setup first; if that fails then you can always go back and try the Custom settings.
6
Select Wireless and press the X button. Then select Scan and press the X button. The PS3 will scan the surrounding area and produce a list of all the nearby wireless access points. If you have an AOSS (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) router, select Automatic instead and follow the onscreen commands.
7
Select your access point from the list and press the X button. If you're not sure which SSID is yours, check with the person you set up your router.
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Confirm your SSID and press the X button. Select the security type that your router uses and press the X button again. You may need to ask the network administrator for the appropriate information.
9
Enter the necessary security key information and press the Start button. Press the Right Arrow button to move to the next screen. The security key will always look like eight asterisks (*) regardless of how long it actually is.
10
Enter any additional security information required by your router. When you're finished, press the X button to save the settings. This will store the settings on your PlayStation 3 permanently, so that next time you just have to choose you network and you're ready to go.
11
Press the X button again to test the network. Your PS3 will attempt to connect to the Internet. Hopefully, you'll see Succeeded beside each attempt. If you receive a failed signal, turn everything off and try the set up again.
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After thousands of Playstation customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: Playstation: How do I connect my ps3 to my wifi?; please in need help i put in my date and birth and its not working; Need all ps* systems under my sign in id to be deactivated; I put $**.** into my account via * $** redeem codes and never got the money for it.; My nba live ** is not letting me play all the game modes and it says I need to buy the full game and I already did; I've got scammed and I want my account back... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 11 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 20 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting Playstation. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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