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Help with PS3 wireless

GWvsJohnGWvsJohn Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Games and Technology
So my ps3, my laptop and my router have this wonderful love/hate relationship where whenever I turn on my ps3, my laptop gets kicked off my wireless network. Only to make that a more enjoyable occurrence, my ps3 doesn't really stay connected wireless either, which is great.

Thus, I come to the first group of people I could think of that are both nice (see Child's Play) and, as they say, l33t.

So, is this an easy problem to fix, or, since my ps3 sits like 2 feet from my router, is there some way to connect it wired and turn off the ps3's wireless? I have tried connecting the ps3 wired before, but I couldn't get it to work.

Thanks in advance everyone.

-GW

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    MarikirMarikir Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    To connect it wired, you should only need to run a ethernet cable from the router to the PS3, then change the networking setup in the PS3 menus to wired, I believe. If that's not working...I'm not sure where to start. I guess, first of all, after doing all that, does it work?


    I have mine set up wireless, but that's only because my router is in another room. If they were anywhere near to each other, I'd do wired. Much more stable and even faster, from what I've heard.

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    It also sounds like you might be having some IP Conflicts with your router. That would explain why your laptop gets kicked when your ps3 tries to connect. Make sure you have the DHCP turned on with your router unless you want to manually assign IP addresses to all your computers/consoles and also make sure your wireless security is set up correctly and that your uPnP is turned on - if that is available to you.

    Also, if DHCP is turned on - nothing should have a static IP entered into the configuration.

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    WildSpoonWildSpoon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    is your router a linksys? I don't have it anymore but my old router was a linksys and it would constantly randomly boot machines off the network until i did a firmware update. There should be a section in the web interface for the router for updating firmware. Some routers even have an "auto update" style thing.

    At the worst updating the firmware is probably a good idea anyway. Grab the model number of your router (off the box maybe if you dont know it) and google up the model number and the word firmware. Could solve some issues right there.

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    greeblegreeble Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    First of all if your router is that close to your ps3, I would go wired instead of wireless. Wired is faster and more reliable. (Just get a standard ethernet cable and connect them together.) Also firmware update sounds like a very good idea.

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    MonkeydryeMonkeydrye Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    I will agree with the chorus of "Go wired if you can". Wired is always better.

    That said, as said above, check and make sure your router is using DHPC and has a wide enough range to allow two devices on the router. Also make sure that your laptop and PS3 aren't set to static IP addresses that are the same.

    I suppose a router could have a setting to limit the number of connections. I haven't seen it myself, but I don't doubt that one could.

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    yurnamehereyurnamehere Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    My PS3 had the same problem, until I disabled the Media Server Thingamajig. Haven't had a problem since.

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Also, I have a linksys wireless router.

    I replaced the firmware with this

    http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/index.php

    I've noticed significant increases in performance and stability. Also my media server aka computer -> ps3 works beautifully.

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