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Sep 01 2013
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My PS3 has between 90-100% signal strength but MW3 online only has 1 bar

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title says it all i have tried connecting direct to the router and still only get 1 bar. is it the mw3 servers or what

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Re: My PS3 has between 90-100% signal strength but MW3 online only has 1 bar

Sep 1, 2013
100% connection too a terrible connection is diferent than 70& connection to a great connection. run an "internet connection test" through your "network settings" this will tell you your download and upload speed. These speeds are your true speed. only focus on % connection when trying to find a better spot for your ps3 or seeing if its connected or if you are having a whacky time connecting to the router.

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I get 82% from my wireless router and that runs just fine so your signal strength is not your issue. Having one bar while playing is more of an indication of what your connection is to the server your playing on and that can vary depending on where the sever is located and or the connection to the host of the game.

What do you have for internet and have you done an internet speed test?

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do you know of anyway to improve my connection
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ok i done speed test on uswitch.com and i got download speed of 1.4 i know its not very good but thats the average for my area unfortunately. but this shouldnt be a problem when i played on xbox it worked perfectly and nothing has been changed other than switching to ps3
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Playing on PS3 or Xbox makes no difference. Regardless of its a hardline into the system or on WIFI neither system will result in better online speeds over the other one. You have something else going on.

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smithy3d wrote:
ok i done speed test on uswitch.com and i got download speed of 1.4 i know its not very good but thats the average for my area unfortunately. but this shouldnt be a problem when i played on xbox it worked perfectly and nothing has been changed other than switching to ps3

1.4? :[ ouch man. i remember those days. yeah you are going to need a better connection man. bad days... if memory recalls, i was lagging at 4 mb

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http://www.speedtest.net/ use this site and pick the server closest to your location and let us know what your upload and download speeds are
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any ideas of what can do? ive tried everything i can think of like assigning DMZ, bridging connection from laptop, connecting direct to router, placing console on its side(read somewhere it helped??) but all have the same result. im going to buy black ops 2 and try that and was thinking about getting powerline adapters aswell
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do you have any open ports on your router that can be closed? That can help with speeds if you have ports that do not need to be open. There are little things that can be done to improve your speed but your not going to see a big improvement overall w/ out a faster internet connection. Did you do the speed test I linked? 

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