Wireless router and PS3

By mica3speedy
Feb 2, 2008
  1. I currently have an old D-link 54mb/s setup for connecting my laptop and the ps3 wirelessly. I've been trying to copy video to the ps3 and it takes forever. Streaming isn't even an option. Now I'm trying to decide on getting either a g+ router, or an N router. The g+ router is 108mb/s, while the N router is 300mb/s. While N would be ideal, I'm not sure if the ps3 would fully utilize it. So would I be better off getting the G+ or the N?
  2. rmdl51

    rmdl51 TS Maniac Posts: 244

    You are in a similar situation as me, I have to upgrade my router for gaming purposes but drop the idea of the N router because I have no devices that will take advange of it, so I think I'll be getting a G+ with MIMO, so if you have a PS3 and a Laptop which are 802.11g and you don't plan to expend your wireless network I think you are better with the G+, they are also cheaper
  3. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 89

    I was thinking that as well. I'm looking to see if the ps3 will transfer at faster than the 108, and by how much. If the ps3 could transfer at 200mb/s I could see getting the N to utilize that instead of being limited to 108mb/s.
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The Playstation 3 supports 802.11B/G so unless they can update the integrated WiFi module's firmware to support 802.11N, it will not support anything faster than 802.11G.

    802.11G+ sounds like a proprietary version of the 802.11G protocol to me, a bit like the Linksys Speedbooster technology & as such will only work with devices specifically supporting it.
  5. mica3speedy

    mica3speedy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 89

    so no matter what I'm stuck at the 54mb/s transfer rate?
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I would believe so unless the WiFi hardware on the PS3 can support 802.11N but is temporarily disabled until the standard becomes official. Maybe in the future Sony will release a new Playstation with faster wireless connectivity.
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