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Master Geek
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Topic # 24124 15-Jul-2008 19:49
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looking for a new wireless router modem to use in conjunction with my PS3. Asked under wi-fi but not much exposure in that forum so thought i would try under gaming.

I currently have a netgear wireless router 614 hooked up as a wireless point  to an old dsl 302 g. I tried fixing the PS3 ip address but it crashed the DSL 302. I am looking for an easy to use wireless router mode that I can easily set up the PS3 to work on. Streaming and GTA 4 don't work at the moment.

What do other geekzoners use?




dse have a linksys wireless N one for $199. Good Deal?

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/487c54df0331f920273fc0a87f3b06bf/Product/View/XH1499




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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 148529 16-Jul-2008 15:31
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I have a linksys wag325n I bought from Harvey norman about 9 months ago, It was $199 with a bonus $100 harvey norman voucher
Brilliant router, Wireless N works well. I use it for PS3 and Wii, No problems at all. I also use the ps3 as a media server with no problems.

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  Reply # 148566 16-Jul-2008 17:26
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Just a reminder that the PS3 only has wireless g not n, so it will not utilise the full speed of the wireless n router apart from that i see no problems. I find at 802.11g speeds the PS3 with 50% network quality streams media from the pc fine (everything apart from HD)



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  Reply # 148676 16-Jul-2008 22:25
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Thanks for the suggestion.

I was looking at the WAG325N but there is also the linksys WAG160N looks better but don't know if its is any better. It costs about the same at the moment.
The WAG325 looks like it should live on the top of the sky tower with a ll the antennae

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Reply # 149219 18-Jul-2008 17:24
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I brought a PS3 yesterday & a Linksys WAG160N two weeks ago. For some strange reason, the Wireless Broadband speed is pathetic on my PS3, namely 536kbps down/654kbps up, whereas when I run the same test via Ethernet Cable I get 4.5Mbit down & 679kbps!!

I have also run the same speedtest via a Laptop over Wireless & I get similar speed tests as I do via Ethernet connection with my PS3. I have removed encrytion (tempoaraily) to try & elimiate any potential problems, but to no benefit. We do not have a Microwave, we do have a Cordless phone, a Panasonic KX-TCD400NZB, of which I can't find out what what the Ghz rating of it is, as I have lost the manual & Google has not been a help, only producing links to Panasonic manuals, of which they charge $15 for!! 

 
I am not aware of any other potential intereference, but having said that, a Laptop got the same speedtest via Wireless, in the same/similar position as my brand new PS3. I am at a total loss as to why the performance of the PS3 via Wireless is so crap, I know it only has Wireless G, but that has a potential MAX of 55Mbit & furthermore,, there are no walls or anything to interfere with the speed either, I have the PS3 in an Open Plan Kitchen/Lounge/Dining Room at my house.


Anyone have any ideas on how to fix the pathetic Internet Speed via Wireless for my PS3? I would be very grateful. Oh, btw, just because the PS3 does not support Wireless N, does not mean that other devices that I may purchase in the future won't, that is why I got this router in the first place, plus it looks sexy! Laughing



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  Reply # 149249 18-Jul-2008 19:29
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I just picked up a wag160n on the way home from work tonight so will let you know how i got on. How do you measure the PS3 speed and are you NAT3 or 2 when you do a PS3 connection test.

As an aside I have had to go to Dick Smiths twice as the first time they had put the near identical routers in the shelf space of the WAG160. Only noticed when i took the selophane of the box. No problem changing the unit (identical cost) but they had stocked the whole shelf incorrectly. and there were a couple of others with the selophane missing so i wonder if i wasn't the first person to pick up the wrong one.

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  Reply # 149262 18-Jul-2008 19:47
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I have also noticed crap speeds via wireless.

Im lucky enough to have the router within 2 meters of the PS3, So I have it running as a wired connection now. Which seems to run much better



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  Reply # 149281 18-Jul-2008 20:13
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mortonman: I just picked up a wag160n on the way home from work tonight so will let you know how i got on. How do you measure the PS3 speed and are you NAT3 or 2 when you do a PS3 connection test.

As an aside I have had to go to Dick Smiths twice as the first time they had put the near identical routers in the shelf space of the WAG160. Only noticed when i took the selophane of the box. No problem changing the unit (identical cost) but they had stocked the whole shelf incorrectly. and there were a couple of others with the selophane missing so i wonder if i wasn't the first person to pick up the wrong one.


UPdate: Finally got the kids to bed opened up the box, put in the CD, then went to plug in the router and hey presto its a 2 round pin power plug so doesn't fit NZ socket!!!! Called DSE New Lynn at 7:55pm but all had gone home so now i have to wait until tomorrow to get it sorted. Setting it up was going to be my sanity away from the missus watching Americas next top model tonight.

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  Reply # 149286 18-Jul-2008 20:23
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Wills1: I have also noticed crap speeds via wireless.

Im lucky enough to have the router within 2 meters of the PS3, So I have it running as a wired connection now. Which seems to run much better


Yeah it's nonsense, the Laptop I am borrowing uses the same Wireless G standard & works perfectly, yet the PS3 doesn't, go figure?

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Reply # 149310 18-Jul-2008 21:26
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Ok, I have spoken to a Linksys Technician, here might be a solution to the slow Wireless Performance of the PS3, due to certain ports not being opened properly:


Assign a static IP address on the PS3 device. You may use these values:

IP address - 192.168.1.20
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway - 192.168.1.1
Preferred DNS - 203.109.129.67
Alternate DNS - 203.109.129.68

Shanne Mae J. (25282): Please do these steps on the router:

A) On the router's setup page, Setup tab-> Basic Setup sub tab:
MTU - Enable or Manual
Size - 1365
Hit the Save Settings button.

B) On the router's setup page, Security tab-> Firewall sub tab:
Block Anonymous Internet Requests  - uncheck
Hit the Save Settings button.

C) On the router's setup page, Applications and Gaming tab-> Port Range Forward sub tab:

► First line
Application  -  type any name (e.g. PS3)
Start  - 80
End  - 80
Protocol  - Both
IP Address  - 192.168.1.20
Enable  - check

►Second line
Application  -  type any name (e.g. PS302)
Start  - 443
End  - 443
Protocol  - Both
IP Address  - 192.168.1.20
Enable  - check
Hit the Save Settings button.

► Third Line
Application  -  type any name (e.g. PS4)
Start  - 5223
End  - 5223
Protocol  - Both
IP Address  - 192.168.1.20
Enable  - check
Hit the Save Settings button.

►Fourth line
Application  -  type any name (e.g. PS5)
Start  - 3478
End  - 3479
Protocol  - Both
IP Address  - 192.168.1.20
Enable  - check
Hit the Save Settings button.

-- Second line
Application  -  type any name (e.g. PS6)
Start  - 3658
End  - 3658
Protocol  - Both
IP Address  - 192.168.1.20
Enable  - check
Hit the Save Settings button.

-Turn off or power down the Computer, then the router and lastly the modem. Wait for 3 minutes.
-After that power up the Modem first, wait for the modem to stabilize.
-If the modem is already stable, turn the Linksys Router On, and then last the computer.


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  Reply # 149323 18-Jul-2008 21:41
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ZIMsar10:

Ok, I have spoken to a Linksys Technician, here might be a solution to the slow Wireless Performance of the PS3, due to certain ports not being opened properly:


Any luck after making the changes?

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  Reply # 149327 18-Jul-2008 21:46
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I am trying to get Linux running right now, so can't try this at the moment (typing this message from a laptop).

Try the fix yourself, they assured me it will improve the Wireless performance significantly on the PS3. Let us know how you get on.


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Reply # 151166 25-Jul-2008 08:19
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Ok, I done exactly what the Linux Help Desk person advised me & my PS3 will still not download any faster than 600kb/s - 1Mbit, which is very poor indeed. I am so disappointed, this should work properly out of the box, no problems at all, but no. I have decided to get another phone socket installed behind my TV, run my PS3 off a Wired Connection & other devices Wirelessly, I get 4.7Mbit down & 700kb/s up on my Wired Connection, as do other devices Wirelessly, so why oh why doesn't my PS3 come to the party? Other than that, I can't get Linux Yellow Dog 6.0 (YDL) running properly either, I have been unable to install any files like WMP Plugin for Firefox, or Quicktime, or any other Media Players or programs, which makes it pointless trying to use the PS3's own browser or Firefox's with YDL, which has proven to be frustrating. I will eventually buy a Laptop, as at least these work properly & program installs are a breeze, with no hassle, whereas the same cannot be said using the standard PS3 browser or Firefox on YDL. Other than that though, I do love my PS3, I got a game called Uncharted - Drakes Fortune, which has been great, as well as Beowulf, as my first BluRay Movie, which looks simply stunning on my 1080i 40inch Samsung HD LCD TV! I also like the fact, that I can help contribute to finding cures for Parkinson's & Alzheimers Diseases, as well as many type's of Cancer, by using the power of my PS3 via the Internet on the Folding Network, which is hooked into Standford Universities Genetic Research called "Folding @ Home". Sorry to go slightly off topic, but someone might benefit from the information I have shared.

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  Reply # 151191 25-Jul-2008 09:24
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i dunno :(

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  Reply # 151202 25-Jul-2008 09:41
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Zimsar10: Ok, I done exactly what the Linux Help Desk person advised me & my PS3 will still not download any faster than 600kb/s - 1Mbit, which is very poor indeed. I am so disappointed, this should work properly out of the box, no problems at all, but no.

I have decided to get another phone socket installed behind my TV, run my PS3 off a Wired Connection & other devices Wirelessly, I get 4.7Mbit down & 700kb/s up on my Wired Connection, as do other devices Wirelessly, so why oh why doesn't my PS3 come to the party? Other than that, I can't get Linux Yellow Dog 6.0 (YDL) running properly either, I have been unable to install any files like WMP Plugin for Firefox, or Quicktime, or any other Media Players or programs, which makes it pointless trying to use the PS3's own browser or Firefox's with YDL, which has proven to be frustrating.

I will eventually buy a Laptop, as at least these work properly & program installs are a breeze, with no hassle, whereas the same cannot be said using the standard PS3 browser or Firefox on YDL. Other than that though, I do love my PS3, I got a game called Uncharted - Drakes Fortune, which has been great, as well as Beowulf, as my first BluRay Movie, which looks simply stunning on my 1080i 40inch Samsung HD LCD TV! I also like the fact, that I can help contribute to finding cures for Parkinson's & Alzheimers Diseases, as well as many type's of Cancer, by using the power of my PS3 via the Internet on the Folding Network, which is hooked into Standford Universities Genetic Research called "Folding @ Home".

Sorry to go slightly off topic, but someone might benefit from the information I have shared.

I run my PS3 wireless and I don't have the same problem at all.  I only have UDP 3478, 3479 and 3658 forwarded.  I've never measured the speed, but when downloading something from PSN, I've often seen speeds of up to 1MBps (judging by teh progress meter).  I use a Dynalink RTA1025W.

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  Reply # 151292 25-Jul-2008 14:36
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I have the Linksys WRT54G. Initially had problems, but once I turned off UnPNP on the router its been sweet.




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