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Oct 04 2012
By: adge23 Monster Hunter 38 posts
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slow downloads after switch to ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router

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I recently switched my wireless router from an old Netgear a/b/g to supposedly one of the best on the market, the ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router.  Nothing else changed about my setup--not the placement of the router, the placement of the PS3, the Internet Provider, or the cable modem.  However, since the router change, my download speeds on the PS3 are much slower than they used to be.  Does anyone have any troubleshooting tips? 

I'm not looking to do a wired connection.  I know a wired connection would be ideal, but it's not possible with my setup.  I live in an old house that isn't wired for internet, and it would require 150 feet of cable to get from my router to my Ps3 (they're on different floors in a similar location but the staircase is on the opposite end of the house).  Everything wired in my house is set up in the same room as the cable modem and router, but there's no room for a TV or PS3 in that room.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: slow downloads after switch to ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router

Oct 4, 2012

Well, the PS3 doesn't support wireless-N networking, so upgrading to a wireless N router won't improve your performance.  Some wireless-N routers are less efficient at supporting wireless-G then some older routers are, because the antennas are optimized for wireless-N performance.  Placing a Wi-Fi Range Extender between the router and the PS3 will probably improve performance. Best Buy carries a bunch of them. You might also want to look into power-line networking; which uses the electrical wiring in your house to create a wired network connection between two rooms.  Whether it works or not depends on how your house is wired, but it is often in option in older homes with dense walls that are not Wi-Fi friendly.

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfish%26%23153%3B+-+Rocketfish%26%23153%3B+Powerline+Networking+Kit...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/NETGEAR+-+Powerline+Ethernet+Adapter+Kit/5042106.p?id=1218603011817&skuI...

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Actiontec+-+500+Mbps+Powerline+Home+Theater+Network+Adapter+Kit/5215483....

 

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Re: slow downloads after switch to ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router

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Oct 5, 2012

I had a similar problem when i purchased a cisco router to replace my old netgear. I would recommend opening the correct ports for accessing the PSN as it resolved the slow speeds I was experiencing.

http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=241

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