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I got a psp recently, and i love it. but when i got a new update with a new game that supported WPA-PSK security, i was overjoyed. but when i tried to connect using all the WPA keys i thought i would use, they didnt work. i tried using the security pin on the bottom of my Netgear WGR614V9. that didnt work either. is there a wpa key that was included with the router or is there some other way for me to find the WPA key??
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Have you set up WPA on your router before? Typically routers are not pre-configured for those kinds of security features. Do you know how to get to your router configuration page?
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sorry i didnt post, but i fixed the problem by going to my router configuration and changing it from butthead to removed for security, and my psp registered it for some reason :) . but that works, and now i have internet on my PSP!!
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Edited by starjax, 15 March 2008 - 02:04 AM.

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one thing about wpa-psk is that it adds additional security. However, by giving out your key, you just completely defeated that purpose. First rule of security is that you never give out your passwords/passphrases.

It sounds like you may have figured out how to set everything up, but here is sony's instructions:
http://www.us.playst..._psp_iw_IN.html

For WPA security protocol to work, both the PSP® and the WAP (or wireless router) must have exactly the same settings:

* The WPA key must match exactly.
* The WPA key must be from 8 to 63 characters if using ASCII (all letters and numbers and a few special characters), or exactly 64 characters if they are using hexadecimal (numbers 0-9 and letters A-F).
* The access point must be set for and support WPA-PSK (TKIP).
* The SSID of the access point must also be entered into the PSP® exactly as it is in the access point.

In addition, the same rules regarding wireless connectivity apply to WPA as any other encrypted or non-encrypted wireless network:

* The PSP® must be within range of the access point. A strong signal from the access point does not mean that you will not have connection trouble. The PSP® may not be able to return the signal if the you are too far away.
* Check the environment for objects that might interfere with a wireless signal, such as:
o 2.4 gigahertz cordless phones
o Bluetooth wireless devices
o Microwave ovens
o Fluorescent lighting
o High powered audio equipment
o TV sets or computer monitors
o Electronic insect "zappers"
o Any other electronic equipment that may produce Radio Frequency (RF) interference
* The more devices that are trying to connect to a single access point at one time, the less the chance of a stable connection. Dividing the available wireless bandwidth among too many devices can cause problems.

The real key to success is that you choose a long key and enter it exactly the same both on your router and your psp.
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thx, but it works fine now, i mean its not really fast, but it works. the only reason even if i give out my key, nobody knows where i live or anything so it doesnt matter, but thx for the heads up
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That cool.

However, I am a IT security consultant. Paranoia is a good thing to have.
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