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    How to connect your PlayStation3 to your BT Home Hub (Wi-Fi)

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    • (Note: This guide was created using a PlayStation3 with firmware version 2.52.)

      Make sure your Hub or router's wireless function is switched on. Make a note of the wireless network name (SSID) and wireless key. 

      How do I find the wireless network name (SSID) and wireless key for my BT Home Hub or router? How do I find the wireless network name (SSID) and wireless key for my BT Home Hub or router?

      1. From the PS3 home screen select Network Settings from within the Settings section. 

        Network connection

        Ensure Internet Connection is enabled (if not, select Internet Connection and toggle from disabled to enabled).
      2. Select Internet Connection Settings

        Internet connection settings
      3. Select Yes to accept the warning about the system being disconnected.

        Warning screen
      4. Select Custom.

        Settings method
      5. Select Wireless.

        Connection type
      6. Ensure your PS3 is within range of your Hub or router and select Scan.

        Wlan settings
      7. You'll see a list of Hubs and routers within range of your PS3. Highlight your Hub or router and select.

        Home Hub or Router Access Points
      8. Verify that the Hub or router you are presented with is the one you wish to connect to and select.

        SSID confirmation
      9. Highlight the relevant security type (if any) in use by the Hub or router and select.

        Security Type
      10. Enter the security key/passphrase used by the Hub or router. (If security is not set on the Hub or router this screen will not be displayed) then press the Start key on the controller. 
        (Note: Characters entered here will be displayed on the screen as asterisks.)

        Insert Key
      11. The following screens will show default settings for most Hubs or routers. Please verify that your Hub or router uses these settings: 
        • IP Address Setting > Automatic
        • Set the DHCP host name > Do Not Set
        • DNS Setting > Automatic
        • MTU > Automatic
        • Proxy Server > Do Not Use
        • UPnP > Enable

        Verify the settings you have entered are correct and press Cross

        Settings list
      12. To verify your connection is working press Cross.

        Test connection
      13. A test summary will be presented, press Circle to finish.

        Connection test

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