Ok people here's how to setup your wi-fi in a nutshell.
1. First of all check the kernel version you have. Do this by logging out of your ydl session and go to the black screen enter your "root" username and password. Then type: uname -r (this will list you'r kernel's version)
2. If you have version: kernel-ps3-2.6.16-20061110.ydl.2.ppc64.rpm which is the old version then go ahead and download the new version: kernel-ps3-2.6.16-20070425.ydl.3.ppc64.rpm. you can download it by simply googling for it.
if you have version: kernel-ps3-2.6.16-20070425.ydl.3.ppc64.rpm (unfortunately you will have to reinstall your whole system again. If you haven't used it that much you can do this by going to your sony OS choose format, and then do a quick format, you don't have to go through that lengthy 3 hours format, just a quick one and you'll be done in less than a few minutes)
3. Now after you downloaded the kernel. You can "share" it to your ps3 through the ethernet cable. I noticed some people are having a problem with setting up their network: actually you don't have to do anything, because usually the ps3 recognizes your pc's network in a second. This is how to access your pc network:
-a. if you have the computer icon on your ps3 desktop click it. But if you're logged in as root, because in root "usually" there are no desktop icons, open nautilus "it has a folder figure on your desktop shelf or access nautilus from the applications menu. Applications=>Application s=>SystemTools=>Nautilus (File manager)
-b After you open computer you'll find a list of all your storage hardware drives: CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drive, the MS, SD and CD drives which correspond to the memory cards slots found on the front panel of your ps3 "if you have the 60 GB ps3, because on the 20 GB version of the ps3 some of these slots are not included), and then a drive called filesystem this is where your ydl is installed think of it as the "C:" drive where you usually install windows, and then you'll find network. Click it.
-c After you open the network you'll find windows network. In case you don't find one. Follow these simple steps to setup your network in windows xp, sorry I haven't tried that on windows vista, follow these steps (of course we're assuming that during all of these steps that your ps3 is connected to your router using an ethernet cable): Before you start anything make sure that the option "SIMPLE FILE SHARING" is ticked. You'll find it under the view tab in the folder options tab in your control panel.
I. Go to Network setup wizard located under control panel.
II. Click next=> this will take you to the page where they askyou about internet connection sharing..say yes and then next.
III. This will take you to a page where you will be choiced to enter a name for your network and your pc. after you finish click next.
IV. Work group name..call it whatever you like..I called mine ps3 click next.
V. This will take you to Filer and printer sharing "Say Yes" or you won't be able to share files and printers. You can disable that later on. But for now say yes. Click next this will take you to...
VI..."Summary Page" which list all the things we have just setup. Click apply.
VII. At the end they will ask you to use your windows xp cd to finish setting up your windows network on systems which have no windows xp ( like your ps3 ydl OS) don't do that. Just choose "Finish this later" or something like it, and then restart your computer.
The whole point from the above simple network setup is to create only a network facade a formality, something you can later on use to open files on your pc from your ps3 desktop, but not the other way around.
Befor we head back the to the rest of the ps3 setup, you need to make the kernel file visible when you browse your newly created network. Take the kernel file put it in any folder, name that folder whatever you wanna name it, and then right click that folder. You'll find three tabs. General, Sharing and Customize. Choose sharing. You'll find a small window in the midde called Network sharing and security. click all the options under it. then click ok.
now back to the ps3 setup..
-d after you open your windows network you should now see your networks name, and then you're pc's name, and then the folder that you have just shared.. Open it and drage or cut and paste the kernel to your root or "username" drive located on the left panel. I prefer using the root account because its easier.
-e now you can do two things: you can either log out and go to the black screen and enter the following command: rpm -ivh /path/to/kernel-ps3-2.6.16-20070425.ydl.3.ppc64.rpm [ENTER] (put in place of /path/to the name root or your other username) and then type enter.Or you can double click the .rpm flie while you're still logged in and this will install the .rpm package that contains your new kernel. In both cases you have to log out to the black screen or main terminal and open the kboot.conf file.. you can do this by using the following command:
nano -w /etc/kboot.conf
then do this:
ydl='/dev/sda1:/vmlinux-2.6.16-20070425.ydl.3ps3 initrd=/dev/sda1:/initrd-2.6.16-20070425.ydl.3ps3.img (wrap)
root=/dev/sda2 init=/sbin/init video=ps3fb:mode:3 rhgb'
oldydl='/dev/sda1:/vmlinux-2.6.16-20061110.ydl.2ps3 initrd=/dev/sda1:/initrd-2.6.16-20061110.ydl.2ps3.img (wrap)
root=/dev/sda2 video=ps3fb:mode:3 rhgb'
by the way you don't have to keep an old ydl, just go to the original ydl and change every instance of 20061110 to 20070425 and change 2p3 to 3p3 you will find two instances of each. Type reboot. This also applicable to the other two ydl lines. The ydl480i, and the ydl1080i.
-f Notice something if your editing from the last step didn't go will your booting process won't go past the kboot command on the main load screen and the following error message will pop up: "kernel 20070425 can not be found" to over come this, and at the kboot command type: ydl480i or ydl1080i for these, think of them as the backup ydl options from kboot.conf which you haven't messed with.
-g assuming the loading process went well, and that you logged in back to your usual ydl desktop. Do the following go to Applications=>Application s=>SystemTools=>Network this should open the network page configurations for you.
Before we head to the network configuration part, we need to familiarize ourselves with some of the terms on that page. Most of these terms can be found in the routers settins page. The question is how do you open your router's settings page: There two ways:
1. Open internet explorer and type in the URL: 192.168.2.1 ( that's it no http no .com no nothing just these numbers) if that didn't work for you let's try another way.
2. On you windows xp desktop open start menu if you can't see an icon called my network places right click on the start menu choose properties=>startmenu=>cu stomize=>advanced now scroll down the list box until you see an option called my network places tick and click ok. when you head back to the start menu you'll find an item called my network places click it open and you'll find inside it your router's model and name click it. If you don't know what router you bought you're either:
retarded, stoned. in both cases drop dead..
Now many of the terms you'll see on the configurations menu are included in the router's options page, and they are as follows:
channel: this is the wireless channel the routers uses to communicate with other wireless devices. Take not of it.
SSID: this the name of your wireless network.. this has nothing to do with the windows network we created above.
security: this menu might include a number of option for encryption, I'll list the ones find on my belkin's 54g router:
disabled: no need for introduction, the encryption of your wireless network is disabled rendering vulnerable for unauthorized access.
64 bit WEP: this is an encryption process that encodes a certain word or phrase into 5 hex pairs, that is five alphanumeric pairs=numbers+alphabet. for example if you write "ydlsucks" the equivalent for that in 64 bit wep is 4D HH 56 G5 9N (watch for caps don't write them in small letter) this is the one will be using ..for one reason only its the shortest so its easier to write. and for anotehr reason, when you go back to your game OS system, you'll have to change your connection encryption to WEP under the network settings, and there you have to enter a "one line encryption" not more than that. so unless you wanna write an infinity of hex pairs stick to this.
128 wep: this uses the same principle as the one above only with more pairs..13 hex pairs to be exact..
Guys read this to get a grip of the whole encryption thing: its more like encryption in a nutshell: "Encryption You can set your encryption settings here. Using encryption can help keep your network secure. WEP is an acronym for Wired Equivalent Privacy. The Router uses WEP encryption to protect your data. Your router features two rates of encryption; 64-bit and 128-bit. Encryption works on a system of keys. The key on the computer must match the key on the Router. There are two ways to make a key. The easiest way is to create the key from a passphrase (like a password).The software in the router will convert your passphrase into a key. The advanced method is to enter the keys manually. WPA(with Server) is an acronym for Wireless Protected Access using a server to distribute keys to the clients: This option requires that a Radius server is running on the network. WPA-PSK(no server): Wireless Protected Access with a Pre-Shared Key: The key is a password, in the form of a word, phrase or series of letters and numbers. The key must be between 8 and 63 characters long and can include spaces and symbols. Each client that connects to the network must use the same key (Pre-Shared Key) "
WPA with radius server: see above
WPA-PSK without server: see above.
so this is what you have to do before we leave the router's page:
1. write down your current channel number, ssid name, and change your security to the 64 wep.
-h let's go back to the Network configuration page: first of all unplugg your ethernet cable and then delete the etho if its active click deactivate and then click delete.
-i now clikc new this will take you to the select device type choose wireless and then click forward. Now you're on the Select Wireless device select Sony PS3 Ethernet Device (eth0) click forward..
-j now you're on the Configure wireless connection page:
SSID enter it as you found it on the router's page
channel: as you found it on your router's page
Key: delete all of these zeroes and write you're hex pairs like this:
0x(your hex pairs should come after the 0x and in their original format if they all are written in caps write them in caps)
ok we're finished here click forward
-k the following page leave it as it is:
That's it guys we are ready..
Now browse wirelessy like a sperm...
But before anything BIG THAK YOU TO THE GREAT PEOPLE IN BOTH WWW.YELLOWDOG-BOARD.COM THE PLAYSTATION3 SECTION AND THOSE ON WWW.QJ.NET.. GUYS YOU'RE JUST AWESOME..
AND TO SONY AND YDL SUPPORT.. I APOLOGIZE FOR ANY VULGARITIES
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I had some mistakes from a previous cut and paste error its all edited now..thanks