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#26943 8-Oct-2008 06:08
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Hey there, I have looked all over the net for this answer, and im thinking there is none.  But i'll ask it here anyway.

I have a wireless G DSL modem/router from the phone company where i live.  I have the PS3 setup a floor below the router.  The signal is comming up anywhere from 85-100% at all times on the PS3, when i do a wireless scan.  So, it streams everyting fine, but HD divx in the form of files with .vob extensions on them (they are MKV files converted to VOB files that the ps3 can play perfectly using mkv2vob program off Doom9's forum site). 

The movies play for a few seconds then hiccup then play for a second, then hiccup.  I watch the framrate in the top right corner of the TV and it seems anything over 10Mbps will result in a hiccup.

I moved the wireless router 6 feet away from the ps3 with all the same setup and same results, although it seemed to start hiccuping around 15 Mbps then. 

When i put the HD movie on a usb stick and put it in the ps3, or burn it to a DVDr it plays fine, perfect actually.

So is the problem with the router? or the PS3's wireless settings.  I cannot find anywhere to set the ps3's network settings that would correct this problem.

My only step would be to buy another wireless router and set it up at the ps3 and plug it into it via LAN cable.  But at 54Mbps, wireless G should stream 20 odd Mbps video, the sound is only in the kbps range.

does the PS3 default to wireless B or is it just G, and is there any way to force it to G.  If i done it correctly, i already set the wireless router to 54Mbps output, ie wireless G.

Could somebody somewhere help me, as i bought the PS3 strickly for streaming HD divx to the 50" plasma.


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  #169752 8-Oct-2008 06:39
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10 - 15 Mbps is about tops when it comes to speed for a good 802.11g network. You won't get anything near 54Mbps, this is a theoretical top speed.

Streaming any HD content via 802.11g will almost certainly cause issues.

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  #169754 8-Oct-2008 06:46
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As above, I think you'll find there is no permutation of router/PS3 settings that will make streaming HD DivX content wirelessly.

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Wannabe Geek

  #169756 8-Oct-2008 07:15
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OMG, I cannot accept that, I should be able to get 50% of 54Mbps that wireless G outputs.  27Mbps would do it, I think the wireless on the ps3 is junk myself

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  #169764 8-Oct-2008 07:47
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dcsales: OMG, I cannot accept that, I should be able to get 50% of 54Mbps that wireless G outputs.  27Mbps would do it, I think the wireless on the ps3 is junk myself

It has nothing to do with the PS3.

It's a simple fact of life that 802.11g does not deliver anything close to 54Mbps. It is a theoretical maximum speed on paper and simply doesn't deliver anything close in the real word.

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  #169777 8-Oct-2008 08:33
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OK, is there anyway to test the throughput of the router? any software that tests it?

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  #169877 8-Oct-2008 15:06
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I can get over 18Mbps on my DLINK 604t if I'm right next to it, running G+ only & encryption turned off.
You could get about 30Mbps if both the Tx & Rx were running Super G, or go to 802.11n.

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#169964 8-Oct-2008 19:47
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Sorry, but have to agree with other posts.  Went through exactly the same process as you with trying to resolove wirelessly streaming from server set up in a room directly beneath PS3 with no success.  In the end I gave up, bit the bullet and fitted hard LAN cable, suprise suprise it worked fine.  The PS3 has now been relegated to home theatre room which does not have hard LAN so got the same problem again.


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  #170068 9-Oct-2008 09:29
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Just to add my own data points. I also tried to stream HD files (as vob) over a 802.11g network to my PS3 and it would start and then stutter and freeze. So while the wireless network can handle the throughput sometimes, it's not consistent. With so much other 2.4GHz stuff in the air, you get the occasional dropouts etc. that don't really impact web surfing and downloading of files, but do have a major impact on streaming content.

To prove it wasn't so much a speed issue but a wireless robustness issue, I stopped using the internal 802.11g connection in the PS3 and replaced it with a 8021.a wireless bridge. (I have both networks in my house). 802.11a also has a theoretical maximum of 54Mbs but of course like 802.11g, the actual is much lower. But perhaps because it's in the 5Ghz range and there isn't much other traffic in that spectrum, this works fine. I can stream all the HD content I want over the connection smoothly, including direct captures from FreeviewHD (.ts files with AC-3 audio)

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