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PS3 Can No Longer Find My SSID?!?

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Ths is weird. I see a similar thread posted recently about the PS3 not being able to get an IP address, but mine can simply no longer find my SSID. Here's the story:

It's been working perfectly fine for two years. On two different routers, the current one is a Buffalo AirStation 802.11n. It was working YESTERDAY (Wed 3/27). I have made NO CHANGES to this router whatsoever, short of the occasional reboot when the internet seems to get flaky on me. I have made NO CHANGES to the PS3's network settings, until I tried to troubleshoot this issue that is. This morning, after turning on the PS3, I couldn't connect to Netflix (my kid watches Power Rangers in the morning). When I got around to diagnosing the issue tonight, it was because there was no internet. Turns out the PS3 was not connected to the WAP. Okay, no problem, I can fix that...

Except I can't. My WAP's SSID is not showing up in the list. My neighbor's is showing up, so it's not like the PS3's radio is broken. But neither is my WAP's...my iPhone, iPad, and Wii all detect and connect to the WAP perfectly fine, even auto-reconnecting after I rebooted the WAP. So I entered the SSID name manually into the PS3...still no go, it just cannot see the SSID. Even though it saw it just fine yesterday.

The PS3 says I may be entering the SSID wrong, but I'm not. Or that the WAP is too far away...it's not, it's literally 10 feet away with one wall between them.

Has anyone ever seen anything like this? I've only done a few minutes of Googling, but I'm not liking the answers I'm seeing so far. Everyone just seems to blame the router...which I would too, if it weren't working perfectly fine for every other wireless device I own!

If I have to get another powerline ethernet adaptor to get my PS3 connected wired, I'm going to be ticked off. First my Xbox broke a few weeks ago and I had to buy a new one, now this. (Hey, just thought of something as I was writing this...my new Xbox has wireless, so I can steal the powerline ethernet adaptor from upstairs! So I guess I do have a no-cost out of this if I need one. Still, any better suggestions would be appreciated!)
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Solved my own problem, even if I can't say I really understand what happened...

Instead of selecting "Easy" or "Custom" in the wireless settings, I selected "Automatic". I was prompted to go press the AOSS button on my router...I didn't know I had one, but I saw a button on the router so I pressed it. Sure enough the PS3 suddenly "saw" the router and the SSID and started configuring itself...and voila, a few minutes later I was online and Netflix was working again.

I have no idea why this worked but manual configuration didn't, or why an SSID that was previously undetectable was suddenly detectable. I did NOT set the PS3 up this way originally. But hey, whatever works I suppose, right?
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heh... I have noticed my PS3 is a bit more discontent with my dual AP setup than my xbox 360 is. No clue why, but I've noticed the same behavior out of my PS Vita (will try to connect to the weakest of the two roaming APs, even though, on the PS3, I've specifically sellected the stronger of the two). Maybe I'll try the "auto setup," like yours, and see if that fixes it, lol.
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