On Fri, January 27, 2006 12:38, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I've been trying to link my grand-daughters Sony PSP
> to the little WiFi LAN in my house, without success.
>> The PSP sees two WiFi LANs in neighbouring buildings,
> but does not see mine, even when 5cms from it.
Not surprising, because...
> I do not have an Access Point;
> my desktop is running WiFi (11b) in Ad-Hoc mode.
...Ad-hoc mode on the PSP only supports peer-to-peer gaming. If you want
to use the web, you need to use infrastructure mode.
> The PSP has two possible modes,
> called Ad-Hoc and Infrastructure;
> I have tried both without success.
> (The Ad-Hoc mode is only described
> as a method of linking two PSPs.)
> I have given the correct ESSID and WEP code on the PSP,
> and I have given the PSPs MAC address
> in /etc/dhcpd.conf on my desktop.
> (I've tried running my LAN with and without dhcp.
> Both work with my laptop, but not with the PSP.)
When you do have authorised access to an AP, try it without WEP or WPA
initially. I had some problems with that at first.
> The simplest explanation would be
> that the PSP will only work with an access point.
Yes, for Web access, but games can use Ad-hoc to other PSPs.
> Another possibility would be that it will only work
> with an 11g LAN; my cards are all 11b.
> (One of the LANs it picks up has ESSID "Belkin11g".)
Mine talks to both my (generic no name) 802.11g and (D-Link) 802.11b APs
> Any advice or suggestions gratefully received.
If you want to use WEP or WPA, I'd recommend upgrading to firmware 2.60,
however this will mean that you will not be able to muck around with your
software (installing third-party hacks or Linux will be right out, at
least for the moment), though I presume that as it is your
grand-daughter's this won't be a problem.
And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, for if you hit a man
with a plowshare, he's going to know he's been hit.
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