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# 50652 25-Nov-2009 16:00
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I have our PS3 in the lounge and it connects to the internet via wireless.

I have a second device in the lounge that needs internet access via Ethernet cable. (not wireless)

Can i set the PS3 up to act as a 1 port switch? So i'd connect my other device into the PS3's Ethernet port and use the internet connection via the PS3 on my other device?

Saves me running huge cables....

This is only temp, for a few nights.

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  # 276229 25-Nov-2009 16:06
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Nope. I think when there's wired connection, PS3 disable its wifi module.

Simplest is get a cheap 5-ports ethernet switch.

Actually. if it is temporary, why not move the second device near the ethernet connection?




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  # 276233 25-Nov-2009 16:13
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Because the ethernet connection is in a different room.

The PS3 picks up the internet connection wirelessly.

Instead of running (and purchasing) a long ethernet cable from the lounge into the router, i was just wondering if i could piggy back off the PS3's internet connection by plugging my device into the PS3's ethernet porn..... effectively using the PS3 as a one port switch.

 
 
 
 


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  # 276235 25-Nov-2009 16:17
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Well, anyway I did also said you can't do it with PS3, sorry mate. You will either need long ethernet cable, or a WiFi AP/Bridge, or USB WiFi.

Quite handy to have at least long ethernet cable. I keep one handy, and have an independent WiFi AP, and a USB WiFi too.




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  # 276238 25-Nov-2009 16:20
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MMM thought as much.

I think i have two smallish cables so with a switch in the middle, it may just reach.

I used to have a 30M ethernet cable when i lived at home that went outside into my sleepout, but i left that there damnit!

Thanks for your help :)



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  # 276246 25-Nov-2009 16:44
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Found a way around this.

Simply put my laptop next to TV which has wireless.

Connected device up to laptop and got internet access!

Ashame you can't do this through the ps3 though....

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  # 276249 25-Nov-2009 16:45
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Well.. PS3 isn't meant to be doing that! It's a game console, not a bridge...

And you didn't mention you have a laptop hehe.. otherwise I would have suggested using ICS to make your laptop as a bridge. Oh well good to hear you got it.




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thomasztran2009: Hi guys, Iam using PSP3 that is so wonderful


Thanks for that.

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