on 11-02-2009 10:34 PM
Hi guys. I recently moved into a three storey house with my family. I took the bedroom at the very top of the house (Farthest away from the home hub). I had hooked up my consoles and they worked fine, albeit with a very bad connection. Over the weekend, I managed to get into PC World and grabbed a signal booster.
I hooked up the booster with no problems and my PS3 and 360 acknowledged it was there, it gave me 100% signal strength on my PS3. But, it doesn't seem to recognise that there's an actual connection to the internet. I can never sign in to the PSN and can't browse the web with the PS3 browser.
I figured I just needed to reset the network settings, so I redid everything, like I was setting it up for the first time. Everything went fine until it tried to get the IP address. It searched for what seemed like at least 5 minutes before it said that the search had failed. So, I tried reconnecting to the old connection but the same trouble happened. Any ideas as to why?
Thanks in advance,
on 12-02-2009 09:58 AM
Did you 'pair' the booster with the router using an ethernet cable? I seem to remember doing that when I used a booster once. Its possible the ps3 is recognising the booster is there, but the booster is not relaying a internet signal fromn the router...
Also. when you try the original settings just thru the router are you sure you are entering the corrrect WEP/WPA key as the failure to obtain an IP address sounds consisitent with this simple error.
Check also that someone in your house has not enabled MAC lockdown for devices on the router, as it would recognise the booster being active but would not actually connect with it untill you input the boosters physical address to the MAC list.
on 12-02-2009 11:16 AM
No, I never paired the roputer with the booster by a cable. The router on the back had a button you needed to press in and hold to 'find' the connection.
Yes, it's definately the same WEP/WPA key.
on 12-02-2009 11:28 AM
ok, then are you sure the booster is compatible with a BT homehub?
I suspect the booster is Linksys, netgear or belkin, were you given assurances from the *ahem* specialist at PC World that it would operate with a Home hub?
on 12-02-2009 11:55 AM
It is a Belkin booster yes. It doesn't say anyway on the box what it is or isn't compatible with.
The staff member did say that it would work with a Home Hub yes.
12-02-2009 12:02 PM - edited 12-02-2009 12:03 PM
then I'm out of ideas - try the Tech help forums matey, some of the guys in there are awesome.
If a user on those boards called 'DeathByNumbers' is online then I suspect he'll sort you out - his success rate is amazing.
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