I live in an apartment complex that provides wireless internet via Linksys wireless router. I just recently purchased a Playstation 3 that uses wireless. My connection speed is at 30% because the walls are brick and the signal just doesn't come through all that great. Is there any kind of wireless internet receiver or something that is made for PS3 that will pull in that wireless internet signal stronger so that I will have a better internet strength? I am looking for something that I can either plug in to the PS3 or something I can set up in my apartment without having to connect directly to the wireless router itself.
What you are looking for is a repeater. Many AP (access points) can be used as repeaters. You just have to set them in that mode. Take a look at the Linksys ones, they are cheap and all you have to do is off set it to jump around your brickwalls rather than strait through good luck
I've owned a ps3 for 2 years now, and have so many stories with it, that I could go on for hours... but no there is not a way to increase ur internet speed for the wireless. your best bet is to either get an ethernet, or, go down to circut city, lol preferably cause there going mout of biz, and buy a wireless reciever and set up so it recieves from the other reciever. I personally use wireless, and I have it about 30 feet away, and get 100%, so ya....
After all this time, I have found that bridging the connections (wireless to LAN) using the wireless through my laptop does the best job. Since the wireless pick up in a laptop is much stronger than in the PS3, I have had no trouble since doing it this way.
wireless net connection is nothing but radio ways, the simplest method we use to increase the strenght of the radio frequency is to shorten the distance of the frequency is to add in a nR of extra atenna or something we commonly know as boosters.. the world has gone far ahead theres more than one way you can boost ur wireless frequency
Wireless access points use multiple radio signal transmitters and receivers to give your network's signal a boost. They use MIMO, or multiple in and multiple out, technology along with reflection and amplification of radio waves to cover a much larger area than a standard router. Access points require a power supply and Ethernet connection.
Internal Boosters and Add-on Antennas
Internal boosters use the same MIMO technology as access points to boost reception. Router antennas can be screwed off and replaced with high gain antennas to boost the router's frequency range and reception. Antennas may be manipulated to open up the most unobstructed path--it works by line of sight--between the router and the computer's wireless card.
Power-line signal extenders sends data between your computers and modem through your existing house electrical lines. Power-line models pass data between two extenders--one near the modem and one in a remote location. Power-line models use Ethernet, USB and Wi-Fi to communicate with your network's existing components, and electrical pulses to communicate between extenders. Data transferred over electrical lines travels faster than data sent via Wi-Fi. However, these devices are susceptible to interference from other devices plugged into the circuit.
Relays, or repeaters, receive radio waves from your router and "relay" them to give the signals an expanded range. The units contain an internal amplifier that simply receives the signal, strengthens it and passes it along. The practicality of these devices saves on wiring or additional modems.
turn your ps3 upwards it acts as an antenna. when I did this my signal strength went from 25-30% then wen I turned it upwards it then gave me 70-80% so walla. my neighbour uses netgear wireless and its a thumpin gooden to and there is no law to say its illegal otherwise they wud use a wep key + netgear can b activated by like 5 other computers near the area which is a bonus......
well if you like to jimmy rig things you can make a mini dish by taking aluminum foil and wrap it around a bowl so it is in the shape of the bowl. Set your router in the middle of the dish and make sure the antena is right in the center of the dish. It went from 30 to 80 and sometimes 100. It is a lame way of doing things but it works.
you need a U.FL-RSMA pigtail adaptor
open up the ps3 which is alot easier than you think, remove the power supply underneath is the miniwifi card, unplug theold connector (white cord) and plug in your new adaptor through one of the heatsinks and THEN plug in any basic wifi antenna and there you have it, a REAL PS3 antenna you can control and put wherever the signal is strongest, you can also buy higher end antennas that will boost the signal significantly. btw, this will void your warranty ofcourse.
are u sure using tin foil can fix this problmm????? my ps3 just have a low signal. I was playing metal gear onine and I shoot people around when 5 sec letter then my enemy die.....my router is far from my ps3. it must go through wall...help
This is a good way to get better signal. I was having signal strength 60-70. this belive it or not, wouldnt support MAG. to get the signal up, place your PS3 in a higher location. If you put it ontop of a desk or ontop oy a shelfe you will get much better connectionthen if it is on the ground. now I get 95-100 signal strength. if your ps3 is along way a way from your modem bye a router. this should do the trick as well but it will cost you.
either a stronger wireless router or a wireless gateway(if your provider has them, mine doesn't provide wireless unless you live outside the city lol). I just bought a cheap wireless router $14 at a PC repair shop( can't secure it but have adequate security on PC itself).
You can test the Internet speed in the site http://www.ip-details.com/internet-speed-test/ after boosting as well before boosting..