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How do I find my PS3's WPA-PSK (AES) password?

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I was messing with my psp the other day and i noticed that my ps3 shows up as a router. When I tried to set it up I was asked for a security password. I was thinking that the password could be stored on the psp while registering so you dont have to remember it when using remote play. If there was a way to figure out this password, maybe other devices could be connected to the ps3. If not other devices then just the psp so I can play online games using my ps3's internet connection. I already heard many time s that the ps3 cant be used as a router but I would still like to know if there is a way to figure out the WPA-PSK (AES) password so I can mess with it and find out if it can do anything usefull.
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Jan 29, 2009
The PS3 can be used as a router? That's totally news to me. I thought you were going to ask about your router's WPA password. O.o
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Jan 29, 2009
you cant use your PS3 as a router, its just for remote play and connection. The password it is asking for is the same one used for your router.

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Jan 29, 2009
you can't access it. You must pair your PSP with your PS3 under remote play settings.
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You can't get that password. It is only saved on PSPs that you use for Remote Play to ensure that no unauthorized PSPs connect.

It is not the same as your router's password. You can change it if you want but then you must change it on all PSPs that were paired.
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Thanks freak020. Thats the first different answer to that question I've heard in a long time, but there is still more I would like to know.

 

1.If the connection is only for the remote play feature on PSP's then why is it broadcated on all devices looking for a connection? 

2. Why am I even able to start setting up to the point where I am asked for a password?

3. Why would this password system be used to recognize authorized PSP's instead of just getting a MAC

address from the PSP or something like that?

 

Please answer. I really want to know more about this. Ill be up for days messing with this untill I know everything about it. lol

 

 

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1.) because its still wi-fi; so it broadcasts like every other Wi-Fi chipset. It's not a Sony proprietary wireless networking protocol.

2.) Same as above

3.) Because at this point you've hit Sony's OS portion of pairing the PSP with your PS3

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jcbat1085 wrote:

Thanks freak020. Thats the first different answer to that question I've heard in a long time, but there is still more I would like to know.

 

1.If the connection is only for the remote play feature on PSP's then why is it broadcated on all devices looking for a connection? 

2. Why am I even able to start setting up to the point where I am asked for a password?

3. Why would this password system be used to recognize authorized PSP's instead of just getting a MAC

address from the PSP or something like that?

 

Please answer. I really want to know more about this. Ill be up for days messing with this untill I know everything about it. lol

 

 


1.] The PSP needs a Wi-Fi signal to connect to. Whether it's directly from the PS3 itself or from a router that connects to the PS3, a signal is still needed.

2.] That's just how it is, basically any device that lets you connect to the most likely requires a password. That's the way devices are set up in order to connect to things .

3.] Didn't really understand that question.

Hopefully I didn't make myself sound stupid...

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Freak020, Where is the password stored on the psp? I just can't find it on there and i have the psp wired straight to the ps3?
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jcbat1085 wrote:
I was messing with my psp the other day and i noticed that my ps3 shows up as a router. When I tried to set it up I was asked for a security password. I was thinking that the password could be stored on the psp while registering so you dont have to remember it when using remote play. If there was a way to figure out this password, maybe other devices could be connected to the ps3. If not other devices then just the psp so I can play online games using my ps3's internet connection. I already heard many time s that the ps3 cant be used as a router but I would still like to know if there is a way to figure out the WPA-PSK (AES) password so I can mess with it and find out if it can do anything usefull.
its not a router, its for Remote Play.
if you go to Remote Play on both Systems you will be able to controll your PS3 with your PSP (playing movies, music, photos, using the browser, PS Store, friends,and some games.)

 

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