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#1 11 years ago

Ok ive like ordered a wifi wireless router for my psp and laptop but i was wondering does it work with any kind of laptop + if i were to get a usb one to like connect with the router could i plug it in with my ps2 and be able to play online????? cheers




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#2 11 years ago

As long as you got a wireless G router, and you're laptop has a wireless card, you're virtually assured that the two will work togther. Out of curisosity, what brand/model router did you get?

Secondly, you would have to get an network cable (also known as a LAN or RJ-45 cable) and connect the cable into the back of the router, and into the back of the PS2 inorder to get the PS2 online. The new slimmer PS2's come with the network adapter built in, but for the old ones, you will need to have bought a PS2 network adapter. You can not connect the PS2 to the internet through the USB port on the front of the PS2.




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#3 11 years ago

Well actually i havent bought it yet im going to get it off ebay and its a netgear one thanks for your help. Also how much would the "network adapter for ps2" be ? + If i were to have a Netgear wireless router + a Linksys usb wireless adapter would the connect? Btw when u said a "wireless g router " wot does the G really mean i am going to bid on a "Netgear WGR614 802.11g/b WiFi Wireless Cable/DSL Router" will that be compatible with - psp, ps2 , laptop? thanks verymuch please feel free to help any1 else :naughty: :p :confused:




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#4 11 years ago

I'm pretty certian that they don't make the PS2 network adaptors anymore, but there are a ton on eBay: http://search.ebay.com/ps2-network-adapter_W0QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ3QQxpufuZx

I would save your money. The network adaptor was a waste of my money, Sony's implimentation of online gaming on the PS2 wasn't too hot, and there are only a few titles that were even decent when played online (SOCOM comes to mind).

As for the router: The Netgear WGR614 802.11g/b will work fine. G (and B) are the two most widely used types of wifi in the world at the moment. You're laptop and your PSP will work fine with that router. And for your PS2, as I've said, you would need the PS2 network adapter, and a phyisical cable to connect to the router and PS2.




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#5 11 years ago
133j p00n5Btw when u said a "wireless g router " wot does the G really mean i am going to bid on a "Netgear WGR614 802.11g/b WiFi Wireless Cable/DSL Router" will that be compatible with - psp, ps2 , laptop?

In a word - yes.

Regarding the PS2, FWIW the only practical, everyday use the add-on network adaptor serves (other than to allow certain titles access to online services) is the provision of an IDE adaptor on the rear. In this manner you can fit a hard drive and proceed to install Linux on your PS2. If you really want to.




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#6 11 years ago

Ok thanks i think i will give the ps2 thing a miss but yeah thanks im very happy now :D thanks!!




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#7 11 years ago

Well you may have already made your purchase but i wanted to tell you anyways that i too was wanting to do the same thing and i made the mistake of buying the on sale cheap netgear peice of junk!!! It didnt work out of the box took it back three times got a new one three times and three times it didnt work and now is a paper weight on my desk... I sat on the phone for maybe 3 hours with netgear trying to figure it out with no luck so just wanted to let you know about my bad luck and hope you have better but i did end up with Dlink and it works great and just this weekend bought a linksys and that also works wonders i would highly suggest these brands.




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#8 11 years ago
marvinmatthew;3507835(also known as a LAN or RJ-45 cable)

I wonder where you go to buy cables lol. It just seems funny to me that someone would try to sell something by using the name of the connector. Rather than calling it by the name of the actual cable, "cat-5 crossover, cat-5 straight through, ect.."




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#9 11 years ago
steelGrunt;3508992but i did end up with Dlink and it works great and just this weekend bought a linksys and that also works wonders i would highly suggest these brands.

Well i hope it is just unlucky for you lol i was thinking of getting a linksys but thought what the hell i will go for a bit more and buy a netgear :P Linksys = vgood from what i have heard Dlink = ok only heard about it from you and another guy. CheerS! :cya:




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#10 11 years ago
steelGrunt;3508992Well you may have already made your purchase but i wanted to tell you anyways that i too was wanting to do the same thing and i made the mistake of buying the on sale cheap netgear peice of junk!!! It didnt work out of the box took it back three times got a new one three times and three times it didnt work and now is a paper weight on my desk... I sat on the phone for maybe 3 hours with netgear trying to figure it out with no luck so just wanted to let you know about my bad luck and hope you have better but i did end up with Dlink and it works great and just this weekend bought a linksys and that also works wonders i would highly suggest these brands.

NetGear are generally regarded as being one of the best companies in the business. I myself use a NetGear Router/Switch/Wireless AP and it's given me zero trouble the whole time I've had it. D-Link, by contrast, seem to have made a reputation for themselves as being suppliers of cheap, inferior hardware and even worse software. A friend of mine uses D-Link gear and it's constantly giving him nothing but problems. Cheap and not, by any stretch of the imagination, cheerful.




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