on 08-07-2012 08:04 PM
Hopefully this is of help to people. Today I changed the settings on my b and g compatible wireless router to operate as b only and now both my ps3's connect fine. I have been having trouble signing in to psn on 2 ps3's for months now and today it looks like i've finally sorted it. I have 2 ps3's and they have always been connected via my wireless router with no problems. But, over the last couple of months they have not been able to sign in to the psn. They connect very occasionally but then sign out. I've been searching for ages to try and find a solution and today looks like i've pieced all the bits of info together and found a solution. Basically my problem was connecting via wireless router even though all my other devices connected ok via my wireless router. When I connected my ps3's using my mobile phone as a wifi hotspot they were fine. When I connected my ps3's directly to my wireless router via LAN connection they were fine. So I tried changing my wireless router to g only and I still had the same problems. Then I changed my router to operate as b only and for the first time in months both my ps3's will sign in every time with no problem. For me this has solved my problem but as far as I'm concerned shame on you Sony because the the PS3 is supposed to be comapatible in both b and g modes and it looks like they like b and dont like g. This for me is not an issue because it means all my wireless devices can only connect at 11Mbps rather than 54Mbps but my broadband connection is limited to 10Mbps but when my broadband speed goes up . . . Sony you and I need to have words. I dont understand why this has worked because the the ps3 is supposed to be ok in b and g wireless modes but obviously not. To do this you need to access your router settings.I really hope this helps others sort out what I've been pulling out my hair for the last 3 months!!!
on 13-07-2012 02:50 PM
Its still just your set up.
Many, many, users have ZERO, NONE , ZIP errors when connecting with wifi G mode with WPA2. (it may be slow but they connect.)
Like UPnP coding, it remains the Router Chip set that desides if it will connect.
I don't use wifi for the PS3 as I have PS3MS for HD file streaming to PS3 but It take less than 1 min to swap to Wifi G and WPA2 encryption...
Also under stand Wifi B is limited to 10Mb/s max even at 0/0, so that won't be a solution for many as they won't be able to use HD video services at a distance unlike Wifi G.
It may work for you this time.
YouTube PS3 companion app HD video, NA 1.04/EU 1.00 720p HD Video
( Remote access controll usage, No DS3 used... )
15-07-2012 12:19 PM - edited 15-07-2012 12:21 PM
Thanks for the info. Basically since changing my wirless router to b mode only and with WEP encryption, both PS3's have been signing into the PSN fine everytime first time. I've just tried changing my router back to b and g mode and changed the encruption to WPA, then afer resetting the PS3's wireless settings accordingly, it worked at first with the PS3 signing in and out several times no problems at all but then went back to the same problem of not signing in. Checking connection status, internet connections ok but psn fails (psn on line according to this site at the time) Switched back to b mode only on my router and its fine again. Any ideas?
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