Online gaming - how do you do it ?

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dasovic

Guest
I presently have my broadband connection via a standard broadband modem. I've read the manual but can't work out how to get on-line for gaming. Do I need an additional router/do I need to be logged into my normal broadband provider before I try to connect ? Basically any assistance will be much appreciated .:lease:

Thanks.
 

SNICK

Active Member
If your PS3 in adjacent to your modem, then a ethernet cable from modem to Ps3 is achievable.

If like most your PC modem is in a separate room. consider either a wireless router or homeplugs. The latter should offer better connectivity.
 
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dasovic

Guest
Thanks. My modem doesn't seem to have an ethernet connection ? just a smaller connection that links to the phone line. (hopefully this makes some sense !!)
 
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dasovic

Guest
Yes that's what I have. I presume that isn't good and I need something else ?
 

Tony Hoyle

Well-known Member
Well you could organise ethernet to your PC and enable internet connection sharing.

Probably better though to get a proper router so your PC doesn't need to be switched on all the time.
 

sickofusernames

Standard Member
Yes that's what I have. I presume that isn't good and I need something else ?


Pop yourself down to PCworld and get an adsl wireless router for about £40/50, I had a Speedtouch modem before and had to keep swapping between my home PC and work laptop for connection.

I've got a Dlink router in an adjacent room and my PS3 grabs the signal at approx 85% most of the time - good enough for online gaming with unnoticable lag.

It's worth spending the money just to play others online :thumbsup:
 

TEDDY EDWARD

Standard Member
gameplay sell a thrustmaster wireless key,approx £30,connect internet sharing
on your pc,pop the disc in that comes with the key,plug into a usb on pc,then
turn on ps3 ,picks up staight away and presto
 

Pebb

Distinguished Member
Thanks. My modem doesn't seem to have an ethernet connection ? just a smaller connection that links to the phone line. (hopefully this makes some sense !!)
Like other people said above, you should really get a router, it is a whole lot easier then using a Modem for things, even Routers bring the luck of sharing connections with other computers in the house.

But never buy a cheap router, the lowest you should spend is £50, but the most you should spend is £100, however always do your research first, and then read some reviews before buying.
 

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