I have been doing research about this problem and found many people are having the exact problem as I am. The problem is that whenever I host a game, most of the people in there only have like 2 or 3 bars. I currently have T1 and my speed is great. I have had this connection for a long time and my pc and laptop always have good connection. My download speed is always around 5-10mb/sec and upload speed is around 1mb/sec. (I’ve tried to test my speed on some of those sites out there that offers free testing speed and it show up the same speed I mentioned earlier.)
I have updated my firmware for ps3 and my wireless router. I have tried to connect the Ethernet cable straight to the ps3 and it still the slow speed.
So I was wondering anyone out there might have a solution for this?
Thanks in advance.
Not too many have access to the bandwidth you do, so it's gonna be difficult to get an answer to your question
It will all change hoever once FIOS is introduced to the masses
You may need to configure your router for online gaming. Most routers have a feathre called QoS which stands for Quality of Service. You should be able to tell your router to give your PS3 priority over other traffic on your network. You'll need to get your IP address from your PS3, then look through your router manual to figure out how to configure the QoS to give your PS3 priority.
If your router doesn't support this type of configuration, you may need to upgrade to a more current router. I personally use a D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N Extreme router (about $120 retail) and it works great. There are 3 desktop computers , 2 PS3's , and a PSP running wirelessly on my network and all have strong connections and great speed anywhere in the house. I did have set the QoS to give the PS3's priority though.
Hope this helps.
Snooth, your answer does make sense, but i tried to connect the ethernet cable straight to Ps3 and it still slow. I don't think setting priority would make any different. I'm using Linksys and my router is pretty brand new. I think the function that you're talking about I do have, but it's called something else (can't remember top of my head right now)..
but thanks bro..i'll try to play around with it more ... ARGG!!! couple of months ago when i was the host, most of the people were having FULL bars.......but since the last updated, my ps3 has been acting strange....but i hope it didn't affect my connection
For the purpose of QoS (or whatever Linksys calls it), the router doesn't distinguish between wired and wireless. A quick test, would be to disconnect all other devices from the router and make sure that nobody else is leaching off your wireless network. Network Magic offers a free trial of their software where you can see what devices (both wired and wireless) are connected to your router. It also has an internet connection speed test that tests your connection speed with the internet.
Once your sure that no other devices are adding traffic to your router, test out your connection with your PS3 (wired or wireless) and see if that helps. If it does, then look into configuring QoS features of your router.
wireless will always run at a constant SLOW speed, its best to run wired at all times IMO.
also have you rebooted your modem and router? sometimes its as simple as that..
1st you unplug your modem for 10-20sec plug it back in and wait for block sync(all the lil lights flashing like their supposed to)
2nd unplug your router for 10-20sec, olny after the modem is back to normal, plug it back in and wait for it to get the IP and back to normal.
also make sure theres no file sharing on any other comps in the house, and turn off any comps that dont need to be on(these extra comps and file sharing programs will take your precious bandwidth), and turn off the media server on the ps3.
this should help you out!!