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    Hi. wondered if any members have experienced awful PS3 wireless connection speeds and any remedies?
    I currently have 50mb virgin package (verified with laptop running speed test next to the PS3), but the PS3 download is ~1.5mbps and upload 500kps.
    This situation has been on and off for few months now.
    Any suggestions?*

    *don't say buy a PS4/Xbox/Xbox one etc...

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    I know it sound naff but reset your router and see if that helps. If not you need to do some port forwarding to open the correct ports for your computers Google is your friend as you'll need to put in your router model and port forwarding to work out what you need to do

    hope that helps

    Buy a power line adapter

    I've always had the same problem. I think it's because the wireless card built into the PS3 is outdated and pretty limited. The way I've got around the problem is by connecting my PS3 to my laptop via Ethernet cable and using the laptops wireless connection via a network bridge.

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    IIRC the wireless on PS3 wasn't very good anyway, but it shouldn't be that bad. If traditional wired isn't feasible then you could always try getting a couple of homeplugs and try wired using those?

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    I always avoid using wireless if I can. Wired > wireless

    There could be interference on the WiFi channel your router has selected. Try changing the channel in the router. You could also check the router to see how many other routers are nearby that's often a sign of channel contention.

    As said above, it's an effected broadcast channel.

    I had the same issue lately with Sky and every wireless device. At peak times it slowed down but to a large crawl, was walked through a simple step of how to check channels and change em.

    Login to your router
    Assuming it's still
    routerlogin.com for net gear virgin media and switch up the channel. Keep in mind the channels set are 1-13 and which ever channel you pick you're selecting the two channels on each side of it too.

    example.

    Channel 6 will be 5-6-7, channel 10 is 9-10-11.

    just switch it up, channel 1, 3 and 6 sets tend to be most common. I'd suggest going up to channel 9 then switching off your wireless devices (ps3, smart phones etc) for 30 seconds and then back on.

    I've been on Virgin for many years now and I got sick of phoning up every other week because of the poor wi-fi signal from the Super Hub and also regular signal drop. All they ever did was ask me to change the settings and reset.
    One day I got completely sick of this and phoned them up and demanded a new Super Hub 2 and they came and fitted it within a week. It's definitely better than the original Super Hub. The engineer was very helpful and showed me the improvements to the hub and why it would perform better. He also asked me if I had an RSJ in the house and of course I have one downstairs and he said that can often contribute to a poor wi-fi signal even for short distances. Overall I don't think the Virgin hubs have great wi-fi but I might be alone in this thought.

    If all of your wireless devices are slow, you should do what kos1c says and change the channel of the router (I think im on 11)

    If your other devices are working ok but its just the PS3 thats slow, its because the wireless card is not that good. I tried every setting in order to get a better signal, but couldnt. The options are to either move the PS3, or buy a powerline adapter, or have a massive ethernet cable running through your house.

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    frankreid

    There could be interference on the WiFi channel your router has selected. … There could be interference on the WiFi channel your router has selected. Try changing the channel in the router. You could also check the router to see how many other routers are nearby that's often a sign of channel contention.



    Thanks (and same goes for the other replies too).
    Changed the channel down to 6 (was on 11) and speed has increased from a pitiful 1.5Mbps to 10Mbps-ish,so that's pleasing.

    Will keep a check and may go down the powerline/homeplug route if it's still not consistent.

    u664541

    Thanks (and same goes for the other replies too).Changed the channel down … Thanks (and same goes for the other replies too).Changed the channel down to 6 (was on 11) and speed has increased from a pitiful 1.5Mbps to 10Mbps-ish,so that's pleasing.Will keep a check and may go down the powerline/homeplug route if it's still not consistent.


    No problem, glad to help.
    Powerline adapters are usually an excellent way of increasing the connection speed. I think the PS3 WiFi is limited to 802.11g so that's the maximum speed you'll get. The LAN port is gigabit capable so that would be the fastest connection. Using Homeplug etc. though there are quite a few that only have 100Mb port (whatever the speed they claim along the wiring) so you have to choose carefully. Many routers only have 100Mb ports as well so you only get the full speed between directly connected computer and console or a local gigabit LAN.
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