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    PS3 Online Gaming Connection

    This is a discussion on PS3 Online Gaming Connection within the Gaming on Sky forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; You could cable inside, or go for powerline plugs (I have not used these so cannot really comment). In the ...

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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      You could cable inside, or go for powerline plugs (I have not used these so cannot really comment).

      In the past I have cabled ethernet and has been out side for over 5 years with no hits from lighting.


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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      As already mentioned, it will be fine outside. Just make sure it is tight to the wall with cable clips. If you really don't want to do this, and don't mind spending another 80 or so, then google "Homeplugs". These will effectively use your internal household wiring to carry the signal thus negating the need to run cables everywhere.

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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      Thanks guys- the guy on the phone advised that home plugs could work!

      The thing is, after more Googling I read that they're rubbish?

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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      Tell you the truth I could not say what they are like. BTW welcome to the forum.

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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      Have a read of this page, although the site is xbox related the principles remain the same. I can vouch for the site owners credibility, if they were not upto the job, they wouldn't be on his site.

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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      Quote Originally Posted by SCFC_Messiah View Post
      The thing is, after more Googling I read that they're rubbish?
      I've only heard good reports from the people who have used them here.


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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      Thanks for all your help guys!

      I decided to go with Ethernet connection in the end, rather than Homeplug.... And after a quick call to Sky they were able to get the full 8MBs at the master socket!.... At my computer it's dropping to 6.9MBs (I guess it's losing speed in the in the 10m of Ethernet?) but it's still faster than I've ever had before so I'm more than happy!

      The delay has been reduced to 8 too, so my gaming should be a lot smoother!

      Now all I have to do is drill a few holes, get the ladder out and feed the cabling through.... It's currently running up the stairs and a health hazard waiting to strike!

      Thanks again!



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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      Thats running perfectly, your line ADSL Sync speed is 8mb
      but you never get that speed when downloading due to TCP/IP
      overheads

      We normally allow 15% for overheads so a speed of 6.8mb would
      be expected in speedtests and your getting a little over that

      So its all good!

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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      Hello again guys!

      I finally got around to running the cables today! It was a bit of a nightmare, but finally at 11pm I had run two Ethernet cables and a coax cable (for TV link) through the living room wall, up the outside wall, through my parents bedroom then into mine!

      A few problems though:

      1. One of the cables isn't connecting to the PC or PS3. PS3 says that no Ethernet is plugged in.... the router isn't picking it up either so I guess I must have damaged it when pocking and prodding it through the walls.

      But anyway, my real question:

      2. After speed testing I've lost half a MB, and my ping seems a lot higher. Before today I would consistently get 6.9MB+, now it's around 6.5MBs. The ping would usually be between 30-60, but now they're 60-110.

      Is it something I've done, or is it maybe just the network tonight?.... I can't see the difference- it's the same length of cable, just running outside and up my wall as opposed to up the stairs.

      Does anyone have an idea why my stats could have gotten worse?

      Cheers


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      Re: PS3 Online Gaming Connection

      Where are you getting that speed from, The router or from a speed test.

      Also with regards to the pings mmm, strange one. I would have expected it do drop slightly but not double.

      Where did you get the cable. Or did you make it ?

      Also have you called CST lately as your line may have gone through a regrade. In which you will find out by a text being sent to your phone.

     

     
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