after searching like crazy all over the internet I finally found the answer on how to set up wireless internet for linux on your ps3. Believe it or not, the answer came from the linux web page itself. follow these instructions, you need an ethernet connection for setup
There are 3 methods to upgrading the kernel for WiFi, and 3 associated HOWTOs, this being the first.
This HOWTO (the one you are now reading) is for a semi-automated kernel upgrade, and assumes your PS3 has a LAN (ethernet) connection to the Internet, under YDL.
This HOWTO guides you through upgrading the kernel where your PS3 under Linux does NOT have an internet connection, and requires the use of an additional personal computer and USB key or CD-R.
This HOWTO guides you through upgrading the kernel using the command line. This is for Linux savvy, advanced users.
WARNING!: This kernel upgrade is beta software and is not recommended in a production environment.
WARNING!: This script re-writes your kboot.conf which may render your system useless.
Upgrade the kernel, the semi-automated method
Open a terminal window by clicking on the Yellow Dog icon on the task bar, then Applications --> Accessories --> Gnome Terminal
To gain root access:
su - [ENTER]
When prompted, enter the root password.
Download the auto updater script:
... you will be presented with a progress bar and confirmation of download with "'ConfigWifiKernel.sh' saved [1089/1089]".
chmod 700 ConfigWifiKernel.sh [ENTER]
Run the script:
Reboot the computer:
This HOWTO was prepared by Aaron Johnson, Terra Soft Solutions, In