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I tried a search if anyone had created a similar forum but had no luck..(sorry if i missied it though lol).

 

But yeh the problem im finding with useing the PS3 wireless is the download speed.

I turned it on yesterday morning around 10.30am...went to start up PAIN and it said it needed to update 8 files in total...so i hit yes...

it got to 11.00 pm last night and it had only completed 5 out of the 8 downloads.

i checked my download limit useage and it seems the PS3 was downloading around only 200mb in

1 hour.

Thats way to slow...

I cant understand why this is happening. Everything else i use that has wireless is super fast.

Is it something with a setting on the PS3 it self...or is that the way wireless is for it??

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When you say "wireless" do you mean 3g mobile broadband or a 802.11G Wireless LAN connection from an ADSL router?

 

What brand/model is your modem&/router?

 

What are the results (all the results) of an Internet Connection Test?

 

Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Test



 

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I have my PS3's all connected wireless to the modem directly.

my current router is the Netgear DGND3300 Dual Band N wireless.

my previous router was a 2005 model Belkin G wireless one.

 

Wireless speed for the PS3 have been identicle with both that i tried it. slow.

 

I tried the speed test. it shows on the slim PS3 i get:

Download speed: 4.1Mbps

Upload Speed: 260.1 kbps

 

WIth my laptop i manage to download about 530 k/b a sec on wireless N

My 360 downloaded a 1.46GB Demo in less than 40 mins again on wireless N.

I know Wireless N is much faster...but shouldnt the G one still download more than 200MB in 1 hour??

 

I have 3 PS3's around the house 2 fat ones & 1 slim...there all pretty much the same for wireless speed.

Im just worried incase there maybe connecting in B mode instead of G mode???

 

 

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Wouldnt let me EDIT my last post..lol

 

I manged to test the connection speed on my other 2 Fat PS3 models.

 

The main one that i use downstairs.. i tried the connection test twice

first time it got 1.5Mbps then second time it got 2.1Mbps for the download speed

 

the second PS3 fat model that i for some reason it kept timing out for the test...but i manged to get one test to work.

it only got 881kbps for download..

 

What i dont understand is..the Slim PS3 is teh furthest away from my modem..yet that receives the fastest speed...the other 2 that are closer run slower.

 

 

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In reality the wireless connection has little to do with your download speed. The main thing effecting your download speed is the internet connection. However it would be useful if you could post ALL of the results. For example, what does it say for NAT type and UPnP? How long does it take to run the test? Does it seem too slow in obtaining results?

1.5mbs is very slow for ADSL2 but probably about right for ADSL1. Typically I get 4.3 download.

Go to http://speedtest.net/ (on a PC), run the test and post the results here.

 

Also, reset your modem (turn it off for at least 30 seconds). Run the network setup again on your slower PS3 (use Easy setup). Never hurts to blow the cobwebs out occasionally.

 

Also you could try a temporary wired connection to see how much difference that makes. Maybe your slower PS3 is sitting next to another radio source that causes interference. Lost packets have to be resent which causes significant delay.

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Also, you might want to try changing the channel on your wireless router. The default is 6, but I suggest changing it to 1 or 11. This will reduce the amount of interference from other radio sources.
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Thanks everyone for the help and replies .much appriciated.

 

Im on ADSL1 where i live.

heres the results from speedtest.net:

[URL=http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]http://www.speedtest.net/result/1019169870.png[/IMG][/URL]

for the reset modem ive already tried that.didnt seem to help anything.

 

Originally on my first Fat PS3 i had that next to my router so i use to run it off the Ethernet cable..I found that excellent for download speed..I remember it would take around no more than 12 mins to download a firmware update. but after that i switched it to wireless it started to take around between 40-60 mins. and for that reason now i use the sony website to download any firmware updates that come out.

 

From memory when i ran the test this morning i think for UPnP it said Unavailable and for the NAT type it said type 2..im pretty sure thats what it said.

on one of the PS3's it did seem alittler longer to obtain the test..plus it timed out a few times too..

So far the slim PS3 seems to run the best on wireless compared to the 2 older FAT models.

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The fact that even the test times out probably does indicate a problem with the wireless connection on that PS3.

What if you swap the Slim with the .. Stout , does it behave better in another location?

Did you try changing the wireless channel on the router as Renze suggested?

 

Do try and get UPnP working. There should be a setting the the router.

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ill see tommorrow if i get a chance to swap them around and see the results.

and yes ive tried changing the channels...had tried that earlier this year..

Could be the older PS3's are just not working 100% with the current modem ive got..

 

 

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on your PS3s write down their IP addresses obtained from

Settings > Network Settings > Settings and Connection Status List

 

then on your computer go to Start > Accessories > command prompt

and enter

 

ping -n 10 <ip address>

 

where <ip address> is the IP address you wrote down earlier. Do this for each PS3's ip address and compare the results. You should have 0% lost packets and similar times.

 

eg

 

ping 192.168.1.2
PING 192.168.1.2 (192.168.1.2) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=14.8 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=1.31 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=3.16 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=1.71 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=1.18 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=6 ttl=255 time=1.18 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=7 ttl=255 time=1.36 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=8 ttl=255 time=4.56 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=9 ttl=255 time=2.15 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.2: icmp_seq=10 ttl=255 time=1.37 ms
^C
--- 192.168.1.2 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 received, 0% packet loss, time 9013ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.185/3.285/14.828/3.983 ms

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sorry for the late reply..ive been sick for the past couple of days...so I havnt had a chance to test out ur procedure as yet.

 

But what i still cant work out is...why does the slim run fast on wireless while the 2 original FAT ones i have run super slow...The only thing i can think of is the wireless adaptor card in the original ones are just not communicating with my modem/router as well....

 

 

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It could be anything. Do the tests. Especially try moving the slower PS3 further away from the router.

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well today i took 1 of the FAT PS3 and set it up in my room upstairs right next to my SLIM PS3..

downloaded the exact same item from the PSN about 20MB.. the FAT one did it in 7 mins while the SLIM completed the download just under a 1 min.

 

im thinking the wireless cards in the older PS3's are just not working right with my current modem/router.  :S

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That does seem to be the case. You already tried two routers though. Did you try the ping test?

Try different security settings perhaps. If it really bugs you, ditch the wireless and run some cables.

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Nah i havnt done the ping test...in all honesty i dont think i know exactly how to make sense of the ping test results anyways..lol

ive tried the security settings a while back..didnt seem to make any differance.

 

I would have loved to be able to run a cable to it..but its just to far away from where i have my router.

just doesnt work out easy to use the Ethernet...wish i could though..lol

 

 

EDIT: i just used google b4 for some random searching for any similar problems...and it seems there is a few people with the same modem having the exact same issue...every other wireless device works super fast expect the older PS3..

I found it on the NETGEAR forums...so it seems its some kind of compatability issue between them both..

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The ping test tells you if there are lost packets and the turnaround time for packets (a packet being a block of network data)

If there is radio interference you'll get lost packets.

Have you seen if there is a firmware update available for your router?

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Oh ok..

Ill try tommorrow or Friday if i have some free time..to sit down and try the ping test.

 

Yeh i think i did a firmware upgrade on the router about 1 month ago...didnt change anything..still was like that slow b4 the upgrade and same after the update.

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I did the test on the PS3 today..this is the one i have downstairs.

 

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ping -n 10 192.168.0.6

Pinging 192.168.0.6 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.6: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.6:
    Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 5ms, Maximum = 9ms, Average = 5ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>

 

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No packet loss that's good. 5ms seems slow though. How does it compare to a ping test to the Slim?

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heres the slim PS3 results:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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C:\Users\chriswhv6>ping -n 10 192.168.0.8

Pinging 192.168.0.8 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.8: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=255

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.8:
    Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 10, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 4ms, Maximum = 11ms, Average = 7ms

C:\Users\chriswhv6>

 

 

i dont get it ... the PS3 SLIM downloads faster yet it has a avarage of 7ms...weird..lol

 

 

Did the test as well on the 2nd FAT PS3 which is slow as for online:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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C:\Users\chriswhv6>ping -n 10 192.168.0.14

Pinging 192.168.0.14 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.14: bytes=32 time=774ms TTL=255
Request timed out.
Reply from 192.168.0.14: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.14: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.14: bytes=32 time=11ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.14: bytes=32 time=7ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.14: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=255
Reply from 192.168.0.14: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=255
Request timed out.
Reply from 192.168.0.14: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=255

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.14:
    Packets: Sent = 10, Received = 8, Lost = 2 (20% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 5ms, Maximum = 774ms, Average = 104ms

C:\Users\chriswhv6>

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yeah that is wierd.

 

20% packet loss on the other PS3. That's pretty bad. Look for interference sources which may include mobile phones, cordless phones and neighbours' wireless routers). You can see neighbours' wireless networks on your PC. Try lots of different channels for your wireless network. Otherwise you may just have a faulty interface on the PS3 (or the aerial wire has come off).

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