I tried that before. My PS3 refused to link up with my (non-linksys) router on forced G mode.
So recently I bought a linksys router and as soon as I connected my PS3 wirelessly, I was getting super slow download speeds. In the same room, a laptop was getting 5X the wireless download rate. WTH. I ran a google, and I saw that people were having the same problem, blaming Sony's hardware, but no solution was found.
I found the solution. It requires you to go into your router's wireless settings.
In my linksys router, the default signal type is "mixed". IE, it can be both wireless B(SLOOOOOOW) and wireless G. What the PS3 does, is it automatically defaults to wireless B if it is set to "mixed" mode. I set my wireless mode to "Wireless G only" within my router settings, turned my router off then back on, and it quadrupled my download speeds.
It is not nearly as fast as a hardline, but I can now get an acceptable .200 megabytes a second. For reference, I was able to download the Ratchet and Clank demo (1.6gigs) in slightly over 2 hours over wireless. Before this would have taken a day. I hope this helps out. Please let me know your experiences and if my method works for you!!!
Message Edited by KY on 11-30-2007 09:52 AM
Message Edited by KY on 11-30-2007 09:54 AM
MrSubmission, I sent you a PM, but if you want to share your settings here, please do so.
It would be nice to have a consolidated thread with some router settings and possible solutions.
PS. My router has the OEM firmware, I did not upgrade to dd-wrt firmware.
I agree, as stated in my earlier post i get 1MB+ per second when downloading from the ps store with no issues, i'll provide as much info and help as possible...
This doesn't seem to make any sense... first of all, even wirelessB is still faster than most hight speed internet connection... second, I also got the usual WG Linksys set to mix and I DL 1Gb demo in a matter of minutes (by looking at the progress%, I know I go faster than 1Mb/sec).
We have to be careful when blaming companies for stuff that doesn't seem to work... most of the times, they know more than we do and the problem is on our side... When I had problems, i read on networking and could fix eveything.