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Will USB Adaptor give WiFi access from Cabled PC


p.r.b
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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

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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

http://techtips.salon.com/connect-psp-wifi-router-4791.html

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Woolwell

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

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p.r.b

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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

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Strawballs

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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

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Woolwell

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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".

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p.r.b

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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.

Cheers

Paul

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p.r.b

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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.

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p.r.b

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

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retep888™

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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)

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p.r.b

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

Cheers

Paul

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