Ok I'll explain my setup.
Have my PC on one end of house, PS3 is on the other. I have the PC wired to a router and then into PC.
Also have a laptop which usually stays in same room as PS3.
Laptop picks up router signal just fine. While if I try to download something with PS3 it will literally sometimes take hours.
What can I do to improve the range?
I've been told a range extender, those run around $80-100 so that is out of the question.
Been told a wired connection, but it would be a couple hundred feet if I did that, and I'd have to reel it in everytime I wasn't using it.
Also just got told to use an internet stick. But does this work. I only figure those are for laptops.
I just want to be able to play my PS3 online without things taking forever to download or any lagging.
Hopefully I explained my situation well enough to get some help.
The cheapest and probably best option in my opinion would probably be to go with an ethernet cable. You can get various different sizes of wire and you can get clips for them also so that it can be clipped to the floor, along the bottom of the walls or even under the carpet. If you did clip it to the walls or just generally put it somewhere so that it's out of the way when your not using it then you wouldn't have to reel it in all the time.
What kind of things are you downloading that take hours? I play only with discs rather than downloading full games from PS store so I don't really experience downloads taking hours even though I'm upstairs using a wireless connection when my routers downstairs.