Pausing & Ketting Kicked Out???

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  1. Gordie

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    I've just started to enjoy online gaming, but have noticed a couple of issues:

    PSN Home - Often loosing a connection and having to sign back in again.
    FIFA09 - Pausing/stuttering during online gameplay
    RFOM - Can't even get online to play
    Media Streaming - Pausing more frequently than before.
    Also, if I am using the PC upstairs, then going online with the PS3 is just a waste of time.

    I am connected to my router wirelessley.

    Just want to ask:

    1 - Would connecting with an ethernet cable improve it any?
    2 - Would upgrading my 2 year old wireless router help?
    3 - I've read about changing the channel on the router - how do you do this?
    4 - Is there anything else I could try?

    Thanks
    Gordon
     
  2. derek1971

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    I think you will find connecting with a wired connection will improve stability. I used to connect wirelessly and had some problems but have never had any problems since switching to a wired connection.

    I doubt changing the router will make any great difference. If you can try another router just to make sure yours is not faulty then fine but from what you describe i suspect the router is working OK. Some routers have a better wireless signal than others but if you can use a wired connection that will be better.

    How to change the wireless channel depends on the router but generally it is a question of going in to the settings of the router (generally done via a web page) and choosing what channel you want to use.

    As an alternative if the ps3 and router are too far apart to run a wire or you don't want wires all over the house you could try a pair of homeplugs.

    Cheers
     
  3. Workshed

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    Just to add that using the internet on your PC while you're trying to game online on the PS3 will affect your game, obviously high bandwidth applications such as iPlayer/BitTorrent will affect it a lot more than things such as normal web browsing.

    Another thing to look in to is your ISP, a lot of them are rubbish!
     
  4. Gordie

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    Hi Derek

    I think you hit the nail on the head. It's stability I am looking for.

    I managed to borrow a 10 meter cable from work, just to see what it was like. I updated "Home" and noticed a big improvement in the download speed. I also tried web browsing (which was a huge difference) and also managed a good 2 hours online gaming.

    So I think I will get a cable (or just forget to return this one to work). :thumbsup:
     
  5. derek1971

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    :rotfl:

    Definitely the way to go
     

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