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Managing the PlayStation 3 Wi-Fi Network 46

LinucksGirl writes "In this article Terra Soft show you how to configure and encrypt, step-by-step, the built-in Wi-Fi network that comes with the Cell Broadband Engine-based Sony PlayStation 3. And, as a little bonus, get 16 quick steps that explain how to switch from a wireless network back to a wired network on the PS3."
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Managing the PlayStation 3 Wi-Fi Network

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  • Bad Summary/Headline (Score:5, Informative)

    by Pluvius ( 734915 ) <{pluvius3} {at} {}> on Thursday June 26, 2008 @04:41PM (#23956499) Journal

    They forgot to mention the most important part: This is a guide for how to get the Wi-Fi to work under Linux. Which makes a lot more sense than having a guide for the relatively simple process of getting it to work in the PS3's native environment.


  • For Linux (Score:5, Informative)

    by residieu ( 577863 ) on Thursday June 26, 2008 @04:43PM (#23956535)

    The Summary might bother to mention that this is for using the wi-fi if you run linux on your playstation.

    I was at first a little shocked that something that should be as simple as turning on the wi-fi requires a slashdot-worthy article. I'd expected Sony could shine the UI up enough to make it easy. But since this is for a linux environment that I guess is still a work in progress, I guess less polish is acceptable

  • by bfizzle ( 836992 ) on Thursday June 26, 2008 @05:08PM (#23957155)

    Setting up secured wireless in the Default OS on the PS3 is pretty painless (about as painless as you can get entering a password with a joystick). It is even easier if you have a bluetooth or usb keyboard.

    If you would have RTFA you would have noticed this was for configuring wireless in Yellow Dog Linux, which I fail to understand how this could be Sony's fault. Care to explain further?

  • Re:16 steps? (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 26, 2008 @05:48PM (#23957919)

    Hi there,

    We're in mid-2008 now. The prices are now very similar. A 40GB PS3 is $399.99, and a Xbox360 Premium , with a wireless adapter is $449.98. Now, if you're thinking of the Xbox 360 Arcade, then yes it's cheaper, but only marginally if you include the wireless adapter @ $379.98. If you take the arcade, add in 1 month of Xbox Live, and maybe 1-2 Xbox Live Arcade game, then yea you're almost on track. You'd be missing out on a hard-drive though, and you'd need a recharge pack for your controller unless you're content with using batteries.

    As for buying 3 Xbox 360 Arcades ? You're a bit off there :P

  • Re:16 steps? (Score:3, Informative)

    by Blakey Rat ( 99501 ) on Thursday June 26, 2008 @06:15PM (#23958371)

    It's exactly 15 steps too many.

    The one step should be "plug in network cable."

  • Re:For Linux (Score:3, Informative)

    by residieu ( 577863 ) on Thursday June 26, 2008 @07:15PM (#23959345)
    No it doesn't. There have been plenty of stories about all the consoles that have no connection to Linux.

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