3 Ways To Connect PSP to WiFi

Are you looking to download games? Connecting PSP to WiFi allows you to download new games, browse web pages, play multiplayer games online, get access to recent news using the RSS channel and even listen to internet radio.

There are 3 ways to connect your PSP to Wifi. Read through and see the steps on how to connect PSP to WiFi.

How to Connect PSP to WiFi

To successfully connect PSP to your WiFi, apply the following steps:

1. Check if the WLAN switch is ON

Your PSP has a physical switch that controls the wireless adapter. If the switch is turned off, you won’t be able to connect to a wireless network.

The switch is usually beside the analog nub. Move the switch up to enable the wireless adapter.

2. Go to the network settings

Check your network security configuration. Most modern networks have WPA2 security, which can cause issues with the PSP. You will need to ensure that your wireless security is correctly configured for your PSP to be able to connect to the WiFi.

Open your router configuration page on a computer or mobile device connected to the network. Navigate to the “wireless” section.

Change your security type to “WPA2 Personal TKIP + AES”.

3. Update your PSP

Your PSP must be running an updated version of 2.0 to connect to a wireless network. Currently, the highest version of PSP is 6.60.

3. Open the Settings menu

This menu is located at the bottom left end of the PSP XMB menu. Then, select ‘network settings’ which is located at the bottom of the settings menu.

4. Select “infrastructure mode”

This will allow your PSP to connect to a wireless network. Ad-Hoc mode is for connecting directly to another PSP system. After you choose the ‘infrastructure mode’, you’ll be requested to select a connection to edit.

5. Select ‘new connection’

This selection will create a new connection that will be stored on your PSP, allowing you to automatically connect to the same network in the future. The PSP can store up to ten networks at once. So you might want to add all your home networks for ease later on.

6. Select ‘scan’

In the WLAN settings menu, select ‘scan’. This will allow scanning for any local wireless networks. Ensure that you are close to the wireless router you are trying to connect to.

Also, you can input the name of your network manually. This will be the best option if your network is not broadcasting its SSID. Then, click on the right arrow on your device to move to the next screen.

7. Select your network

After the scan is complete, a list of available networks will be displayed. Select the one you want to connect to. The signal strength for each network will be displayed in the list. For best performance, you want a signal strength of over 50%.

8. Select your SSID (wireless network name)

Enter a name for your connection. By default, the connection will be named the same as your SSID. Confirm your selected SSID by pressing the right arrow again.

9. Select your security settings

Select the security setting of your wireless network and press the right arrow to continue. If you configured your router in the previous steps, you should select “WPA-PSK (AES)”. If the access point you are connecting to does not have a password, select “none”.

10. Enter your WiFi network password.

Press the ‘X’ button to enter the network security key or password.

After entering the security type, input the password for your WiFi connection. WiFi passwords are sensitive, so make sure you enter the password correctly. You can find your wireless password on the same page as your router’s security settings.

11. Select ‘easy’

This will automatically configure your PSP to get an IP address from the router. However, if you want more control over the process, select “custom”.

You will be asked to enter your IP address manually.

12. Confirm the network name

A dialog box with the network’s SSID will be displayed. You can make changes, but it is better to leave it as it is. Press the right arrow to continue.

13. Review your settings

You will be shown a list of all of your settings. Make sure you cross-check all the details. When you’re done, press the right arrow to continue. Press ‘X’ to save your settings.

14. Test the connection

After you must have saved your settings, you’ll be given an option to test the connection. Your PSP will attempt to connect to the internet.

In the results screen, check the “internet connection” entry. If it says “successful”, then your connection was properly configured.

If you get a DNS error and can’t connect to the network, go back and change your network security to WEP or turn it off completely.

After changing your security settings, you will need to run through the connection setup process again. Turning your network security off completely should be a last-ditch effort to ensure that your PSP works, as it leaves your network undefended.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why can’t I connect my PSP to my router when using WPA/Auto?

It is important to note that PSP only supports WPA, not WPA2. If you are using WPA/Auto, you may need to lock the router to WPA only.

Below are the steps to apply when switching WPA only:

  1. Open a web browser and type the IP address of the router into the address bar (
  2. Input the default username in all lower case. Don’t fill anything in the password field. Click on ‘OK’. A drop-down menu will appear.
  3. Click on the Setup tab at the top and then click on ‘wireless settings’ on the left side of the screen.
  4. Select WPA-Personal from the ‘Wireless Security Mode’ menu.
  5. In the pre-shared key box, enter the desired pre-shared Key.
  6. Click on ‘save settings’ to save your settings.

2. How do I connect my PSP to the internet using a USB cable?

Asides from using a wireless connection, you can use a USB cable to connect your PSP to the internet. See the steps below:

  • Contact your internet service provider and ask for the IP address of the domain name server that your internet configuration uses.
  • Connect one end of the USB PSP connector cable to the PSP and the other end to the USB port of a Windows-based computer. Then, turn on the PSP.
  • Navigate the ‘control panel’. Then, go to the network connections on your PC and select the local network you are using.
  • Go to the ‘properties’ tab and select ‘internet protocol’.
  • Choose “use the following DNS server addresses.” In the DNS primary column, enter the IP address given to you by your internet service provider. Don’t fill anything in the DNS secondary column.
  • Click on ‘save’ to save the settings you have made and close the “internet protocol” window. Close the “Network connections” window as well.
  • Test run the web browser on the PSP. Search different links on different web pages to confirm if the PSP has been successfully connected to the internet via the USB connection.

3. How do I use my phone as a hotspot for my PSP?

These are the steps to follow:

  • First, turn on the PSP at the T-Mobile HotSpot.
  • Go to the PSP’s main menu. Select ‘network settings’ under ‘settings”.
  • Press “X” on ‘infrastructure mode’. Select “new connection” then “scan.”
  • Find the T-Mobile HotSpot on the list of connections. Then, press “X” to save the settings.

4. Can I hotspot my PSP?

It is normal for your PSP to always look for any available wireless networks.

However, you can select ‘wireless hotspot’ if you have a PSP plan with T-Mobile, which is the only way to connect to a mobile hotspot.