02-25-2011 06:36 PM
02-25-2011 07:25 PM
For my larger stuff that needs more power and regulation, I use an APC 1500VAC; for my PS3, HDTV, DVD, etc., I use a Tripplite 1000VAC UPS/AVR. Here's the link at Amazon:
You can get 'em at Costco for about $100 though. I've got 3 of them hooked up to various equipment around the house, and I use one when we're out on ghost investigations to run the IR camera / monitor equipment and my notebook.
As far as the Router, I'm not a great fan of anything Apple, and I know that the AirPort Extreme had problems
in the 5ghz band when it was released.
I've always used and recommend Linksys to my friends and clients because they usually work well and are easy to set up. I had to replace my trusty WRT600N (the one in the screenshots) about 2 months ago - it finally quit after 3 years of continuous, heavy use. I'd recommend the Linksys E3000, which is what I replaced it with. Same setup features (and some new ones I like, like a reboot button in the Admin panel), and faster too; I average 300mbps with it, where my old one averaged between 230 and 270mbps. It runs smooth and fast on both bands, and the signal is excellent since it has 6 internal antennas. It's only real drawback is limited NAS storage capability, but if you're not using it for connecting to a Media Server or an attached Hard Drive, it's not an issue. The 3000 has a slightly better review rating than the Airport Extreme did when Cnet reviewed them. The only Linksys Router I don't recommend is the WRT320N.
Linksys is releasing a new one on May 1st, the E4200, which I'm thinking about getting. Like the E3000, it's also simultaneous Dual-Band N, but it's rated at 450mbps on the 5ghz band, which I use for business and gaming. I still need to get another external adapter for my PS3 also, as my old one died a couple of months before my router did. My network gets a lot of traffic 24/7/365. I've had it plugged into one of my Router's Ethernet ports, and I can really tell the difference in the speed.
This is the link for the review on the E4200:
02-25-2011 08:16 PM
ok ill look into that i really appreciate the info and im super glad i finally found someone who knows what the hell they are talking about.ok one last thing what kind of adapter do i need to make my ps3 go n speed and where do i plug that in?in back of my ps3 or in back of the router?fyi its really interesting that you do paranormal investigations that stuff is fascinating to me.i used to be a photographer and when i see them using all those cool cams on tv i get jealous =P
02-25-2011 08:23 PM
ah i see ok so the ups/avr plugs in the wall and my ps3 and stuff into that right? and your saying id need another for my router and modem and pc correct?hey guess u have to spend a little cash if you wanna be fast right lol man that router u linked to looks sweet ok well i was really just guessing before i met you but now i would take your reccomendations any day i might just hire you on as an advisor lol not sure i could afford u though thank god for psn forums!!!!!although i really trolled these forums for many months and until i came across your post i was more confused than when i started but now i see how it all fits together thanks man.
02-25-2011 08:40 PM
Guess I was wrong; the 4200 is out, it just won't be on Amazon until May 1st.
As far as which adapter to get, the only one that Linksys has right now is the WET610N Dual-Band N External Adapter. I'll probably get one, at least until they come out with one that'll keep up with the 4200.
You connect the External Adapter to the PS3's Ethernet port (it usually comes with it's own cable). On your PS3 Internet Connection setup, you select Wired Connection; this bypasses the PS3's internal Wireless G adapter, and connects the PS3 via Ethernet to the external adapter, which connects via Wireless N to the Router. When you setup your Port settings, you use the Adapter's IP address to forward to, not the PS3's. I touch on some of this in my OP.
It's been a while since we've been out on a ghost gig, but it's cool nevertheless when you see one manifest in front of you, and capture audio and video. The TAPS team's budget has really allowed them access to some really cool toys I wish I had a hold of, though we use a lot of the same stuff when we go out.
02-25-2011 08:52 PM
awesome man thanks alot again your a lifesaver.any idea when that better adapter will be available or is it not even on the horzon yet?
02-25-2011 11:04 PM
No clue - Linksys hasn't sent me any Beta test invites for their new hardware in a while, so I'm not getting regular updates. If I had to guess though, I'd bet probably before June. I doubt they'd release a top speed router without following up with an adapter to match it real soon. If I see it released I'll flag you.
I'm amazed; my OP has seen over 500 views just today. Must be as bad as it was when KZ2 was released. Of course I haven't seen any problems.....
02-25-2011 11:12 PM
Sorry - didn't see your other post.
As far as the UPS/AVR setup, my PS3, HDTV, Router, cable box and DVD player are all plugged into one Tripplite 1000. I use an APC 1500VAC for my desktop and other equipment in my office, and another Tripplite for another desktop. I also use one for the living room electronics.
It has 8 outlets; one side is battery backup, the other isn't. AVR is available for all outlets. I keep my PS3 and HDTV plugged into the battery backup - why stop a game if the power is out?? That's as bad as going to work when you could be gaming.....
I'd get one first, then see how much your voltage fluctuates (it has an LED voltage meter on it that monitors incoming line voltage). The voltage fluctuations in my area are pretty bad, as much as 5-7 volts.
02-26-2011 09:50 AM
Since the move from the old PS Forum system to this new one, I'm not able to edit my OP, but there's some info for COD players that I wanted to include anyway.
For Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Modern Warfare 2, and Black Ops, you MUST forward Ports 3074 and 3078, TCP/UDP (Both). It's shown on the screenshots in my OP, but I forgot to mention why they're set. If you don't have them them set, you will have communication issues in those games.
02-26-2011 11:21 AM
ok thanks for the clarification i'll get one as soon as i can and let u know but i ran on my sorry wireless g for many hours without a problem now all i can do is upgrade but as far as staying connected my network is running great kudos man!!!!