Router question 11 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

y0umebednow

Hi, im bored

50 XP

19th July 2006

0 Uploads

944 Posts

0 Threads

#1 11 years ago

I have a Router connected to my modem downstairs and everything works fine downstairs. BUT, my PS3 which is upstairs always has internet connection problems. Not only my PS3 but my laptop also has problems. My friend told me i could connect a router to my PS3 which would "get" internet access from the router downstairs and that could help fix my connection problems.

What do you guys think? im not really sure how that works because i thought a modem has to be connected to the router to get internet access?

Thanks!




*Daedalus

A Phoenix from the ashes

50 XP

18th April 2006

0 Uploads

3,091 Posts

0 Threads

#2 11 years ago

I'm not sure if routers will work wirelessly like what you're suggesting. What you can do however is take one of the ethernet-outs on your router downstairs, run it as close to your PS3/laptop as the cable length will allow, then plug that into the ethernet-in on a second router.




y0umebednow

Hi, im bored

50 XP

19th July 2006

0 Uploads

944 Posts

0 Threads

#3 11 years ago

Hmm yeah sounds like it might be able to work? But i dont know. Okay so let me ask another question...

What are some good (cheap) routers which will be able to make my wireless radius bigger? im not looking for one those really expensive routers, i just need something which will enable my PS3 to get a pretty good signal so i can play online.

Questions 2) What kind of internet service must you have to take advantage of Wireless Draft N or Wireless N? Because i have regular DSL, i dont remember the bandwidth but i get average download speeds of around 300- maybe 500 kbps? and my friend has FIOS from verizon and he has a lot more bandwidth and download speed than me. So will wireless N not work for me because i dont have that fast of a connection? And if my laptop doesnt support Wireless N then is there any point of me buying a Wireless N router?




*Daedalus

A Phoenix from the ashes

50 XP

18th April 2006

0 Uploads

3,091 Posts

0 Threads

#4 11 years ago

Most N routers will also support B and G frequencies, meaning your laptop would still work, and still get the same max speed, but it would also benifit from the larger radius. If you're buying a router, you may as well get an N one, just to be future proof. There's not that much difference between your average G/N router in terms of price.

Yes it will work. Your ISP is only sending you the internet if you like, once it gets to your house, they don't care what happens with it.




y0umebednow

Hi, im bored

50 XP

19th July 2006

0 Uploads

944 Posts

0 Threads

#5 11 years ago

Ok thanks for the info. i have looked over some routers and have thought about purchasing this D link router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215

What do you guys think? is there a router better then that which is also the same price or is there a router which is cheaper then that and which does the same job if not better?

thanks for your inputs!




D3matt

I take what n0e says way too seriously

27,515 XP

19th November 2007

0 Uploads

2,554 Posts

1 Threads

#6 11 years ago

Are you entirely wireless? In anything more than a split-level, I find that generally results in poor signal in the upstairs.

Some routers have a sort of "relay" function that simply amplifies an incoming signal from a "main" router, acting as more of an access point than anything. Don't ask me which routers can do this though.

If you have a removable antenna you could use a wire to extend the antenna, perhaps running through an air return vent depending on the layout of your house.

Of course, I haven't DONE any of these things since I have an internet cable running from the basement to every room in the house... I just set up a second router in access point mode upstairs plugged into the wall.

Also, Daedalus, shouldn't it be LAN port to LAN port? When I tried LAN out to Ethernet-in it didn't work, but LAN-to-LAN worked exactly as intended.




kow_ciller

Gettin' hardware chilly

50 XP

16th June 2004

0 Uploads

5,787 Posts

0 Threads

#7 11 years ago

Gaming on wireless? Theres your problem.




y0umebednow

Hi, im bored

50 XP

19th July 2006

0 Uploads

944 Posts

0 Threads

#8 11 years ago
kow_ciller;5216680Gaming on wireless? Theres your problem.

Actually it was NEVER a problem until i moved my PS3 upstairs.




kow_ciller

Gettin' hardware chilly

50 XP

16th June 2004

0 Uploads

5,787 Posts

0 Threads

#9 11 years ago

Except it is. You didn't notice the packet loss because it was closer and wasn't losing so many packets but now that its farther away packet loss is much greater.




*Daedalus

A Phoenix from the ashes

50 XP

18th April 2006

0 Uploads

3,091 Posts

0 Threads

#10 11 years ago

Well... yeah... that's what he said...




  • 1
  • 2