How to Connect a Wi-Fi Link USB Adapter to a PS3

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You don't necessarily have to connect your PlayStation 3 to your computer's router or modem in order to access the Internet. Certain companies make USB Wi-Fi adapters that are specifically designed to work with gaming consoles like the PlayStation 3. These adapters can be hooked up in just a few minutes.

  • Plug the small, rectangular shaped USB input on your Wi-Fi link USB adapter into any available USB input on your PC. The USB inputs on your PC are also rectangular shaped. The Wi-Fi link adapter connects to your PC the same way a flash drive would.The PlayStation 3 has built-in wireless network capabilities so no device like the Wi-Fi link is needed on the console itself. Instead, the Wi-Fi link USB adapter is designed to take your computer's wired network connection and turn it into a wireless connection that the PS3 can then use to get online.

  • Turn on the Sony home video game console.

  • Select "Settings" and "Network Settings."

  • Choose "Internet Connection." From this window, select "Enable" to enable your PlayStation 3's ability to connect to the Internet.

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