Do all PS3's have built in Wi-Fi?

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#1 Posted by FaNTaZMX13 (48 posts) -

I was just over my friends house, and I was trying to help him set up his launch model PS3 to his wireless network. I couldn't find an option anywhere to turn on Wi-Fi or connect using Wi-Fi. So, we went out and bought a ethernet cord to hook it up. I was just wondering if this was normal or if I just couldn't figure out how to turn it on. I have a PS3 Slim and had no problem getting my Wi-Fi to work, but I couldn't seem to find it (if it was there at all) on his launch model PS3.

#2 Posted by gr0mka (15 posts) -

The original 20GB Ps3s don't have wi-fi. It's easy to recognize b/c the 20GB is all black and has no chrome striping on the outside.

#3 Posted by FaNTaZMX13 (48 posts) -

Well, another thing I noticed is that with my launch model, there was a flip open door that held several memory card slots. Now, although his is from the same era, it doesn't have that "door". Is that indicative of a 20GB model? Thanks for the help by the way. Kudos.

#4 Posted by gr0mka (15 posts) -

I'm not sure, but I think so. I have the 60GB and I'm just going on what I remember from 2007 when I was choosing between the two...

#5 Posted by 4NGoods (1025 posts) -
Yes, the 20G didnt have the extra media slots for memory cards.
#6 Posted by J-WOW (3105 posts) -
Only the 20gb, the rest have it. The 20gb model was pointless so SONY got rid of it fast
#7 Posted by choonyos (183 posts) -
The 20GB had ethernet, and the 60GB had wi-fi. You can google "playstation 3 wiki" and discover the answer for yourself though. Actually, here you go, I did the easy work for you. PS3 Wiki
#8 Posted by JuggaloRandall (8213 posts) -
Only the 20gb, the rest have it. The 20gb model was pointless so SONY got rid of it fastJ-WOW
The 20 gb was the most sexy of all the B/C PS3's. On topic, your friend must have a 20gb PS3, it was all black with no flip door that reveals slots for SD cards and what ever. A feature I never even use on my 80gb so I feel that it's a dumb feature. Ask your friend if he wants to trade his 20gb for my 80, it has wifi ;)
#9 Posted by JohnF111 (14093 posts) -
[QUOTE="J-WOW"]Only the 20gb, the rest have it. The 20gb model was pointless so SONY got rid of it fastJuggaloRandall
The 20 gb was the most sexy of all the B/C PS3's. On topic, your friend must have a 20gb PS3, it was all black with no flip door that reveals slots for SD cards and what ever. A feature I never even use on my 80gb so I feel that it's a dumb feature. Ask your friend if he wants to trade his 20gb for my 80, it has wifi ;)

Agreed the 20Gb looked the best and would love to tear my old 60Gb off and replace the casing with the 20Gb... But i sold my 60Gb so oh well...
#10 Posted by LCRDN (1 posts) -
which ps3 consoles are backward compatible( can also play ps2)?
#11 Posted by chaotzu (773 posts) -
which ps3 consoles are backward compatible( can also play ps2)?LCRDN
20 gig, 60 gig and 80 gig. All can play PS1 games though.
#12 Posted by Kravyn81 (9438 posts) -
[QUOTE="LCRDN"]which ps3 consoles are backward compatible( can also play ps2)?chaotzu
20 gig, 60 gig and 80 gig. All can play PS1 games though.

That's not entirely accurate. Not all 80 gig systems can play PS2 games. You have to check the model # (on back, starts with CECH) and then search online for that particular model to be 100% sure.
#13 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9807 posts) -
Only the 20gb, the rest have it. The 20gb model was pointless so SONY got rid of it fastJ-WOW
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA this was one of my ban-dodging accounts. HAHAHAHEHEHEHAHEHEHEHAHAHA I cant believe this. I knew I had like 5 ban-dodging accounts back in the day, but I totally forgot about this one.