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The PlayStation 3 (or commonly known as the PS3) is the third home computer entertainment system produced by Sony Computer Entertainment, and the successor to the PlayStation 2. It was released November 11, 2006

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ps3 access point not detected

it wont connect to the internet it have been 1 month and nothing my friends ps3 can is a slim tho i have tried factory restarting it and nothing all im getting in error sign wise is “ps3 access point not detected”

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Did anybody ever figure this out? I have the same problem. Took it down to a repair shop and everything connected just fine. But at home my WiFi and network cable don’t work.

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See if you could buy a 2.5ghz router and hard wire it to your main router, then try connecting it

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On Network settings go to custom then when you get to Upnp disable this setting! I tried everything the internet offered nothing worked until I disabled this.

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Thank you for posting this Mary. This is the only thing that worked and that I hadn't tried myself. Everyone else reading do the same. Custom network settings then disable upnp at one of the last steps and boom the old beast finally connects with no adjustments needed router side. 😎

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This can be caused by a bad WiFi chip, software issues or a setting issue.

In most cases (especially with a modern AC/AX router) it’s a network security issue - especially modern routers which typically use WPA3 out of the box. The WLAN chip Sony used here isn’t WPA3 compatible. This issue leaves you with a choice:

  • Bad option (please, please avoid if possible): Powerline Ethernet. The reason I despise this option is unless you *need* to reach for these things, there’s better options. Powerline is only as good as the house wiring. It’s the Konami code of networking because if you’re dealing with vintage 20+ year old Romex, it’s gonna fail hard. I get it - going into your attic or basement isn’t fun, but a good Cat6a wall run (with Cat6 on the other end) from the office to your PS3 won’t be crap. Cat7 is expensive for home use.
  • Basic (reduced security): Systemwide WPA2-AES downgrade (PSK is less secure, so AES>PSK when possible!).
    NOTE: Expect your ISP to give you a hard time under the guise of “security” (especially if it’s one of those app managed specials like the modern Spectrum router) and you can’t change it - they may lie, so push back as needed with confidence. Do not be afraid to cite credentials like an A+ cert against the ISP. The thing is WPA3 isn’t a big of a bump from WPA2-AES in regard to security, so a full system downgrade is an option - just a subpar one.
  • Intermediate (secondary compromised, but main secured): Secondary router with WPA2-AES (Again, PSK discouraged but so be it if all else fails) as an option/default on the same network. These will coexist and one acts like a repeater (the router must be using ASUSWRT for this, or support DD-WRT; stock FW rarely works in “repeater mode”.)
  • Advanced (requires enterprise or business class gear from eBay, FB Marketplace or your preferred source of enterprise surplus): Setup 2 VLANs: VLAN 1 (main), and VLAN 2 (quarantined). NOTE: SOME prosumer routers support this, but you usually need a “managed” switch (Cisco, HPE, Aruba, Juniper or L2/L2+ TP-Link) or a capable “Smart Web” like the lower end managed TP-Link ones (DE, PE or MPE). For the quarantined network, your best bet is an old 802.11ac router that can run DD-WRT with WPA2-AES selected, or ASUSWRT. This is the fastest way, since you don’t need to tell your ISP off, and your main network isn’t compromised. You’re basically building a “homelab”, but if you can hold your own go for it. The equipment is CHEAP.

If it’s not the network, start with resetting the PS3 back to factory settings, and pray. You may even need to format the PS3, so backup the console first. If it doesn’t fix that way, the WiFi chip is bad.

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Probably the wifi chipset is faulty. Recommend buying a new one or sending for repair. Apparently it is not a software problem.

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Either the wifi chip is off, or your network is 5g, which PS3 cannot recognize. The solution to either is to connect your PS3 to a router using an Ethernet cable.

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Well then maybe you can explain something to me then, I had just moved and gotten internet, being 5g and when I first logged on to my PS3, it had no problem signing in, then out of nowhere it started having issues, and also showing that obtaining ip addresss had failed, then yesterday, i again had no problem signing in to the psn or anything at all, then out of the blue this morning I am having troubles yet again

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I’m having the same issue! Even with an Ethernet cable. 4 ps3’s and not one will connect to internet.

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Have same problem. There are 4 lines on my cell account. We all get 20 gigs of tethering. There are 2 ps3's and 1 ps4 in my house. My wife's and my son's phone will connect hotspot to the ps3 that is saying no access point detected when I try my phone. My phone will connect hotspot to the ps4 but not ps3. I know the solution sounds easy, just use thier phones or just use the ps4 but they have thier own tether gigs and I dnt play ps4 online. This connection method use to work before cpp cut everybody off from using hotspot. Now they allow it. I spoke to cpp and they told me the access point settings had to be edited which we did, still wont connect hotspot to ps3.

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Did anybody ever figure this out? I have the same problem. Took it down to a repair shop and everything connected just fine. But at home my WiFi and network cable don’t work.

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I've noticed a lot of people having the same issue with 5g signals being in their house, the ps3 cannot connect to these 5g signals but the ps4 can, my solution to if its a 5g signal is to go into your dashboard on your wifi network and change one to 2.5Ghz, then try to connect your ps3 to the internet if you're still having problems it could possibly be the chip

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