Wireless N Support for PS3?

By Mizzou
May 14, 2011
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  1. Doing some research to finally set a home wireless network. I have an original PS3 and am trying to determine if there are any wireless N adapters that are compatible. Have seen contradictory reports on the web so Im curious if anyone here has this up and running or can make a specific recommendation.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    You can set up a wireless network using ANY wireless capable device. PC's, Notebooks, PDA's and PS3's. The methods are the same
  3. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Haven't had much luck finding any usb wireless adapter that is confirmed to work with the PS3; but did come across this TRENDnet TEW-687GA 802.11b/g/n Ethernet Port Wireless Gaming Adapter which looks like it should do the trick.

    Being new to wireless networking I'm just trying to be reasonably sure that I'm picking the right components. This would be paired with a Linksys E4200 which I think (hope) should work out fine.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,673   +152

    Yes it looks good ;)
  5. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Thanks, studying the router manuals now :)
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,383   +205

    You can configure wireless access point devices to connect gaming consoles or other ethernet devices. They connect to the ethernet port of the receiving device. Here are a couple of examples:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127294
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127256

    Of course, there are other devices at other price points as well as other brands with similar devices. Your choice. I actually use this type of device to connect my PC wirelessly to my router.
  7. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    The D-Link DAP-1522 looks pretty interesting, would be nice to have the additional ethernet ports. Do have a question about security, if a wireless adapter supports WPA2 does this ensure that support for WPA2-PSK or Personal mode can be assumed?
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,383   +205

    I downloaded the manual for the DAP-1522 and according to it:

    The DAP-1522 offers the following types of security:

    • WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) • WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)
    • WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) • WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)
    • WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
  9. Mizzou

    Mizzou TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 930

    Thanks mailpup, just cancelled the order for the TRENDnet TEW-687GA and have decided to go with the D-Link DGL-4500 instead. It was available on newegg for $99 which seemed like a pretty good price. All the components should arrive around the middle of next week, will probably be back with more questions :)


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