Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by boyler, Jun 13, 2003.
can you use wirelss routers for the PS2 adaptor?
Yes you can.
Be aware that it doesn't half helpl if you set it up via a PC first, then plug your PS2 into it.
As you probably know with wireless networking you have all these fun things to configure, such as SSID, WEP and Channel Numbers.
I have mine connected to a D-Link wireless router, but I cheated. I'm using a cable . The wireless bit is for the laptop that I have at home cos the router is hidden under the TV and uses the phone cable that was installed for Sky. No extra cables and the other half thinks it's great!
You can use a wireless router, but I think you have to have the PS2 connected by cable.
The Wireless Network Adaptors available as external devices are generally USB or PCI, and require drivers to make them work with PCs. These won't work with the PS2. You need one with an ethernet port that doesn't need a driver.
Umm, actually you can connect the PS2 via a wireless bridge. This has an Ethernet socket that you connect to using a cable.
This box of tricks then connects wirelessly to the rest of your network, either a wireless router, or a wireless access point of some description.
See this link for an example of a suitable product:
Linksys Wireless Bridge.
This is also dealt with in a fair amount of detail within the UK Playstation website. See this page for more info.
As I said.
Just making sure that everyone understands that you need get the right box and don't try plugging a wireless usb access point into the PS2....
Are Wirelss routers as reliable as wired ones. Should I have gone for the Wirelss to avoid having to lay cables thru the house.
I can't really comment on the reliability aspect of the routers, this is the first one I've had. However, my first wireless laptop card died in under a week, but the replacement has been fine.
If you want to see a lot of info about broadband and routers etc, take a look at the Discussion Forums on ADSLGuide UK.
The wireless route takes a little more setting up initially, but once it's up and running, it's pretty much fire and forget.
As to whether you should have gone for wireless, well that really depends on your situation. If you don't mind the cables then why not? Wireless will cost a bit more so you have to take this into consideration.
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