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Topic # 25670 28-Aug-2008 18:01
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Hi,
My first time posting,apologies if I do something wrong!My PS3 is about 40m from my Telecom supplied Dynalink DSL-502T ADSL Router.I want to enable .wmv playback on the Ps3,do I just connect it to my router by unplugging my computer and plugging in an ethernet cable,and if so do I need a cat5 or cat6 one?
Thanks in advance.
Gazza the technically challenged

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  Reply # 160531 28-Aug-2008 19:32
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40m is a very long way, sure you got that right? The DSL-502T is DLink, not dynalink, big difference in quality. Yes you simply plug an ethernet cable into your ps3, get a cat5e one. However you will as you said have to unplug your PC unless you get a 4 port router.
Also you might want to order from a place like cablesdirect since i think they will be a fair bit cheaper than say dse.
http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=131&page_number=1

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  Reply # 160535 28-Aug-2008 20:28
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4 port router ? You mean switch....   router wouldnt be required as the modem handles the DHCP etc from what I remember of those models.




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  Reply # 160546 28-Aug-2008 20:55
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Whoops!Sorry,yes meant D-Link not Dynalink,also actually meant .wma,not .wmv!One of those days!Thanks for the reply,and it is 40m,outside room.Thanks
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  Reply # 160556 28-Aug-2008 21:15
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xpd: 4 port router ? You mean switch....   router wouldnt be required as the modem handles the DHCP etc from what I remember of those models.

Nah i meant router(/modem). If i was in his situation i'd replace the modem/router with a 4 port all in one eg Dynalink RTA1025w, though of course this is just what i'd do.

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