The PSP can be connected to the internet if you have access to a wireless network. In this case, you can browse websites and play online games on the PSP. To connect your console to a network, you first need to set up a network connection.
Step 1. Make sure that the switch of the wireless network module is in the "On" position
If the wireless module is off, the console cannot connect to the wireless network.
- For PSP-1000 and PSPgo models, this switch is located on the left side panel (near the analog stick). Slide the switch up to turn on the wireless module.
- For PSP-2000 and PSP-3000 models, this switch is located on the top panel. Slide the switch to the right to turn on the wireless module.
Step 2. Check your network security settings
Typically, modern networks are protected by WPA2 technology, which may not be supported by your PSP model. Therefore, in order to connect the console to the network, make sure the security settings are correct.
- Go to the configuration page of your router on your computer.
- Find the “Wireless” section.
- Change the security settings to “WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]” or “WPA2 Personal TKIP + AES”.
- Make sure MAC address filtering is not enabled. If filtering is enabled, add your console's MAC address to the whitelist.
Step 3. Update PSP
To connect the console to a wireless network, it must be running firmware version 2.0 or later. Read this article to learn how to update your PSP offline. The latest available firmware is 6.60.
Step 4. Open the "Settings" menu
You will find it on the left side of the XMB menu.
Step 5. Select "Network Settings"
It's an option at the bottom of the menu.
Step 6. Select "Infrastructure Mode"
In this mode, the console can be connected to a wireless network. And if you select the "Ad-Hoc Mode" option, the PSP can be connected to another similar console.
Step 7. Select "New Connection"
A new connection will be created and will allow the console to connect to the network automatically. Up to 10 connections can be made on the PSP.
Step 8. Select "Scan"
This will search for available wireless networks. Make sure the console is close to the router you want to connect it to.
If desired, manually enter the network name. Do this if the router is not broadcasting its SSID
Step 9. Select a network
When the search is over, a list of available networks will be displayed - select the desired network in it. You can also find the signal strength of each network in this list. We recommend choosing a network with a signal level of at least 50%.
Step 10. Enter the name of the created connection
By default, it is named the same as your SSID. Enter something more memorable, such as "Home" or "Office".
Step 11. Select security options
If you have previously configured your router (as described), select the WPA-PSK (AES) option. If the access point you connected to is not password protected, select the "No Security" option.
Step 12. Enter the password for the wireless network
Do this when you choose your security options. Remember that the password is case sensitive, so please enter it correctly. The password can be found on the router's security settings page.
Step 13. Select the "Standard" option
In this case, the console will automatically obtain an IP address from the router. We recommend that you select this option. If you want more control over the process or create a PPPoE connection, select the Custom option and then manually enter the IP address.
Step 14. Confirm the network name
A window will open with the SSID of the network. Make changes if you like, but most users can leave this as it is. Press the right arrow button to continue.
Step 15. Review the settings
A list of all settings will open. If everything is in order, press the button with the right arrow, and then press the "X" button.
Step 16. Test your network connection
After saving the settings, test the network connection. PSP will try to connect to the network; on the page with the results, find the line "Internet connection" - if everything went well, it will display the word "Successful".