is there a way to hook a ps3 up to the net through a laptop? i hate having to disconnect my laptop when i want to play cod4 online. i know i could buy a router, but if this could be done, it would be cheaper and more convenient. (download a lot of **** on my laptop, that's why it's inconvenient)
It should work just fine, 128-bit is better, but I don't know if the PS3 supports that. (The online manual doesn't say, and my 20 GB doesn't have wireless, so I can't check it myself.)
So yeah, you can do it, but it will be "reasonably secure," instead of "very secure." IOW, it will keep out casual leechers, but if someone reallywants to get in to your network, and they know what they're doing and have the proper tools, they probably could.
Basically, 40-bit WEP should be fine, assuming you're not trying to safeguard plans for stealth bombers, etc.