09-06-2011 05:13 PM
I am confused about the ability to use my PS3 as an access point for my PSP.
I can connect to my PS3 for remote play with my PSP no problem, using my usual wireless router under private network. I can connect to the internet, the PSN store etc using this same access point, no problem. This is the same router my PS3 is on, as well as my “other” consol, two lap tops, and 1 PC. They all work fine through using this wireless router.
However, it lists as an option my PS3 (it has been “paired” to my PSP) as an optional access point for all of these PSP features. When I try to use it however, it says that the connection is too weak or that my SSID is wrong.
I have looked through all of the manuals and cannot figure out if it’s not possible to use the PS3 as an access point for the PSP, or if I am doing something wrong. Can anyone help?
PS, searched but wasn’t finding the same question, sorry if I didn’t look hard enough.
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09-06-2011 05:36 PM
I am confused.
Do you mean you cannot use the PS3 as an "access point" to give the PSP internet access?
Or do you mean you cannot use the PS3 "access point" feature to use the Remote Play feature?
09-06-2011 05:37 PM
Playing around a bit more, it seems like the PS3 only works as an access point when doing remote play through a private network, but will not work as an access point when jumping on to the web or the PS store ect.
I guess this makes sense, but i still find it odd that its not avalible for use, especially with the error code im getting when i try it.
09-06-2011 05:40 PM
Potato, your first question. I cannot use the PS3 as an access point to the internet for my PSP.
I understand that it would all end up going through the router anyway, but it just seems odd I cant do it through the PS3, THEN to the router.
09-06-2011 05:48 PM
As far as I know, the "access point" feature is for the scenario behind door number two. I think the "access point" feature is for Remote Play only, and not programmed by Sony for general internet access (i.e. the PS3 doesn't serve as a wireless bridge for your PSP). With the free, optional Ad-Hoc Party software, you can also use the PS3 as a wireless access point to allow the PSP to play multiplayer games online by simulating a local network with players across the world. But that's as far as PSP online connectivity through the PS3 goes.
Hope that answers your question.
09-06-2011 06:24 PM
Thanks potato, you seem to be the resident PSP helper here. Thats twice youve answered my question.
I havent even played with the Ad-hoc software yet, ill have to check it out.
09-10-2011 01:12 PM
What PB said is essentially correct. When you register a PSP for Remote Play on a PS3 with WiFi it creates a PS3 network connection, which is used only for the local Remote Play feature.
However, while using Remote Play you can access the full PSN store, and use the PS3 web browser (which is slightly better than the PSP browser) so in that use the PS3 is acting somewhat as an Internet gateway.
For PSP gaming you would either use the PSP WiFi directly to your router, or use the Ad-Hoc Party app on the PS3 for games that do not support Infrastructure play.