Will USB Adaptor give WiFi access from Cabled PC

  p.r.b 10 Oct 12

Hi I have just been given a Sony PSP, my PC OS is Windows XP and has an ethernet cable connection ~ Virgin Media. I would like to connect the PSP to the internet but understand this can only be done with a WiFi connection which I don't have. I have seen wireless Internet USB adaptors on Amazon, would one of these give me the access I’m after, if so what are the things I should take into account. Cheers Paul

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10 Oct 12

If you have a wireless router then you can connect it to the internet regardless of how your PC isconnected.


  Woolwell 10 Oct 12

You need a wireless router not a usb adaptor. With Virgin do you just have a modem or a router as well?

  p.r.b 10 Oct 12

I don't have a Router and don't need one for my PC. I had to load some photos to a portable device which I now have but before I get the appropriate card I was looking into internet connectivity for the PSP. I understand it needs to be WiFi which I don't have and wondered if there was some device I could plug into one of the USB ports on the computer to give a WiFi output, I saw this on Amazon and wondered if it would somehow give me what I wanted and thought I'd check here before placing my order for the card. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-Internet-Adaptor-Dongle-Windows/dp/B002LC25LC/ref=sr12?ie=UTF8&qid=1349867623&sr=8-2 If I'm barking up the wrong tree there is no problem I'll just carry on as I am !! thanks for taking the time to reply Paul

  Strawballs 10 Oct 12

If you don't have a wireless router the you will need to get a cable router or get hold of Virgin for one of their super hubs (modem/router) then you can make the PC wireless and the PSP will connect using it's inbuilt wireless.

Or are you talking about a connection from the PC to PSP wirelessly (Ad Hoc) if so look here Ad Hoc

  Woolwell 10 Oct 12

A dongle is to get wireless access for a pc. It will not be a relay for the PSP. Unless you get a router then you'll need to "just carry on as I am".

  p.r.b 10 Oct 12

Hi Woolwell yup thats my conclusion too ~ as I don't need wireless for my normal computer work I think I'll leave everything as it is for now. I'm sure it was a pretty basic question so my thanks to all who replied.



  p.r.b 10 Oct 12

I know I'm being thick but how do I give the green tick, I can't find any way of accessing it. When I last posted in 2011 I got a message saying if your query has been resolved etc etc but the layout seems different now, please accept this as confirmation that my query is resolved.

  p.r.b 10 Oct 12

don't say anything ~ just seen it what a plonker !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  retep888™ 10 Oct 12

Yes, you actually can.

click here for informations of how to set up ad hoc connection of a XP machine with ethernet broadband connection only & a wireless adapter installed in order to share file & internet with other PCs(in your case a PSP)

  p.r.b 12 Oct 12

thanks for that, nice to know I'm not quite as daft as I thought I was !!!




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