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No wireless and no wi-fi

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I've been working on this problem for a couple of days.

 

I have a PS3 Slim (CECH-2501B).

 

Both the wireless and wi-fi connections have stopped working.

 

I had one repair company say I might need to replace the antennas, however, looking at the actual antennas, there is no reason for them to fail.  They do not involve circuitry.  They plug into the motherboard.

 

Would it be safe to say that the motherboard needs replacing?

 

Thanks...Alan

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Re: No wireless and no wi-fi

Jan 3, 2013

You say wireless and Wi-Fi, have you tried pluging into the router directly, or maybe factory reset your console, after you do a back-up of course.


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Jan 3, 2013

I have restored the default settings on the console.  BD remote, wireless controllers, and wi-fi all quit at the same time.

 

alan

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Wireless and wi-fi are the same thing......

 

WIRELESS....WI-FI......

 

SYNONYMOUS.

 

 

Don't you mean WIRED and wireless?

 

Have you tried resetting your modem and router?

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Re: No wireless and no wi-fi

Jan 4, 2013

By wireless I mean bluetooth.

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|Welcome to the PS Community.

 

adhender, help us help you. BlueTooh is Bluetooth. Wi-Fi is Wi-Fi. Wireless can be any connection done without wires. If you want to get down to the meaning of the word, it's anything without wires. e.g. cats are wireless. Smiley Happy

 

|Please answer the following questions.

On the PS3 while doing the wireless network setup, is the PS3 able to find any Wi-Fi networks?

 

Are you able to use the PS3 's controller (Sixaxis and/or DualShock 3) without any problem?

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Jan 4, 2013

The PS3 does not find my network.

 

The controllers only work when connected via USB.

 

The Blue Ray controller also does not work.

 

 

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Jan 4, 2013

Well, the bluetooth board doesn't have an antenna. 

 

And if your PS3 does not detect a Wi-Fi signal, try unplugging your router and then re-plug it back in after about 1min.

 


If your PS3 is simply not detecting ANYTHING..... you have some serious issues with it....

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Jan 4, 2013
I believe that both the wifi and bluetooth functions are controlled by one chip. If that chip goes bad, then it might explain the OP's situation. Since that chip is on the PS3's motherboard, it will probably have to be sent in to be repaired to be fixed properly...
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good your ps3 did you a favor. use ethernet like a good gamer and enjoy lag free gaming

Equality for all
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