Improving wireless signal for PS3 what do I need?

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  1. HistoryGirl

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    My internet access is wireless (its my landlords connection) and I was just wondering what the best way to improve the signal. Its ok for web browsing but not for PS3.

    Cabling is a non-starter as I live in basement flat and don't have direct access to the router, so what kind of options would I have? I've looked at homeplugs but again you need wired connection. But whats the difference between this and a bridge?

    I have a phone line which would need reactivating but its how much it would cost.

    Any suggestions would be greatly received
     
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    The PS3 picks up signal ok, but as I'm in basement it keeps dropping signal while I'm gaming. I just wondered if I had any options other than perhaps reactivating the phoneline.
     
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    change channel number on router

    get a N router ?

    thats if you are allowed access
     
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    Some homeplugs might work
     
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    TP-Link's wireless extender might also be worth a go as it is very cheap and works with various wireless networks, there's no guarantee it will improve anything but your not spending big money either. They can be a bit fiddly to set up, I'd check the reviews their on Amazon someone posted better instructions.
     
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    Quite because it will have no effect on the flaky signal upstream of it and in addition it will halve the available bandwidth.
     
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    I do actually try one of those but didn't seem to help the signal at all.

    Any other suggestions at all? Would perhaps a wireless gaming adapter I've seen a few online help?
     
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    No add-on at your end can improve a remote weak signal. What you might try is this. If you have an Android phone, is download WiFi analyser. Now select Signal Meter and walk around with it until you find the best signal. That will be where you should use your laptop.

    BTW, when doing this, you may find that your landlord is sharing his/her WiFi channel with others as well. If so, you could ask him/her to move channel.

    BTW2, a gaming adapter is just another term for Wireless Bridge. They allow wired devices to attach to a Wireless Network. In your case, if the best WiFi signal is half-way up a wall, you could put Wireless Bridge there and connect to it via wired Ethernet.
     
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    get some homeplugs and give on to your landlord to plug the router into........

    its a fancy gadget for free, he cant complain......;)

    provided your on the same circuitry your homeplug will function and you will have a wired connection.........
     
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    Cheers for that will try the wifi adapter :smashin:
     

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