I have gone through about 100 different old threads trying to find out why my PS3 wireless connection stopped connecting to the Internet out of the blue, but I have not found an answer that has helped me.
Here is my situation. My Internet works, I have a wireless laptop and that works fine. I know my PSN password works because I can hook up my PS3 using an earthnet cable and my PS3 works fine. I just can't connect my PS3 to the Internet through my wireless connection like I used to a few days ago.
When I have tried the easy or custom setups, half the time I cannot obtain an IP address. The other half of the time it will obtain the IP, but the Internet connection will fail. Right this second I cannot even get an IP address.
One place I always seem to get stuck is on the Easy connection setup when I type in my WPA Key. Each time I type in my WPA key, it checks the network configuration, but after a minute it fails and says, "The key information exchange time out. The WPA key you entered may not be correct." I know my WPA key is correct and case sensitive, so I am not sure why this step is a problem. I have also confirmed the WPA is correct through my Netgear Router.
I am at a loss as what I should do next. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem.
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I had done everything I could think of to fix my system, but realized tonight that there was one thing I had missed. I had never completely unplugged all of the connections from my PS3. I am not sure how this made any difference, but I did that and my PS3 now connects to the Internet through the wireless connection once again.
Thanks for your help!