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Dec 18 2012
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help to obtain the WPA key on the PS3 ... i cannot get WIFI

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Guys, I am new to this . I am stuck at the settings , on the WPA step to get WIFI . I am connected to a NetGear 1750 router . I have tried everything but I cannot  for the life of me  find the **bleep**  WPA key . Can anybody help on guidance I can understand ? thanks

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Dec 18, 2012

Have you logged into the configuration settings of your router?  

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Finally... I found out what the problem was .   At first I installed the router , so when I installed the PS3  the router was already installed and working  (The first router was defective , so I had to replace it  on Bestbuy , without any fuss ... they just gave me a new one . Very rear thing because this one is suppose to be one of the best routers they have ) but anyway, no problems this time and the thing was running and working correctly in 5 minutes . So, I went to the PS3   and everything went well until I hit the WPA KEY step ... then I got stuck .  After 40 tries at least  I was really frustrated . The router comes with a special password key and a special network name , unique to each router , so I knew that I had the correct key password , but I cut not get  the PS3  to accept it . The problem was that the controller button  ,where you input all the letters and words , etc , is too sensitive and light touch and perhaps I was pressing  it  a little too long and the letters were being repeated  , so the PS3 was not accepting the password .  I made sure I was pressing the control light and short and , voila , the thing passed . No problem at all after that , everything is now set up  and done .  I was really frustrated with this thing , but all is well . thanks

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Awesome!  

 

I found using the controller a pain, especially for typing messages, so I bought a wireless keyboard that works like a charm. 

 

Interesting note on the special password and network name - never run into that before.  I've always been able to choose my own network name and key when setting up the various wireless routers I've used.

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