How to Connect a PSP to the Internet Through a USB Port

Updated March 23, 2017

The PSP system from Sony is a multifaceted entertainment system. Apart from the obvious, such as playing video games, the PSP handheld system can play music, movies and other visual media. It can also connect to the Internet. Normally, the PSP connects to the Internet through the use of a wireless network, but if a wireless network is not available, you can still go onto the Internet using the USB PSP cable that connects to a computer with an Internet connection.

Attain your IP address. To do this, just contact your Internet service provider and request the information.

Plug one end of the USB PSP cable into an open USB port in your computer system and the other end of the USB PSP cable into your PSP system. Now turn on the PSP system.

Click the "Start" button in the computer's desktop, click on "Control Panel" in the menu and select "Network Connections." Choose the local network you are currently utilising.

Click on the "Properties" tab and choose the "Internet Protocol" (TCP/IP) option.

Choose the "Use the following DNS server addresses" option and input the IP address you received in the first step into the DNS primary column. Just leave the second DNS column blank.

Click the "Save" button to save your changes and close both the "Internet Protocol" and "Network Connections" windows.

Run the PSP Web browser. The PSP is now online through the USB connection to your computer system.

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Jason Candanedo is currently a student at Empire State College, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in social theory, social structure and change. He has been writing since August 2008 on his political blog and since September 2009 as a freelance writer for various websites.