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I cant play online without the modem being by my ps3?

Ok so my mom took my computer out of my room where i used to play online because the computer and the ethernet cord was closer to my ps3. now its in the den and the tv isnt close by the computer or internet modem. is there still a way i can get an internet connection on my ps3? like with a longer ethernet cord or what?

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  • cagedanimal8 Mar 02, 2009

    ok thank so where can i buy a longer ethernet cord? at regular stores like target, walmart, or bestbuy?

  • cagedanimal8 Mar 08, 2009

    ive already bought the cat5e from target but thanx

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Yes, using a longer ethernet cord will work, but the PS3 has a bult-in WiFi card that can connect to any wireless router (you can buy a wireless router from a computer store like BestBuy).

If you are going to buy a wireless router, see if a wireless G-mimo or wireless N with signal boost is within your budget. Try looking through the network settings to see if you can connect through the wireless router.

Or just get a longer ethernet cord and run it directly to the PS3 from the router. Ethernet cords are the most reliable connection, granted you are on a good internet connection, they won't get interference from things like mobile phones, cordless phones, microwaves, TV's etc.

I have both the PS3 and Xbox 360 and the only thing I like better about the PS3 is the free online game play and Blue-Ray. Other than that, they're even. Good luck and have fun online! If you find me (wraith0127) say hi! Don't forget to rate. Thank you!

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  • wraith0127 Mar 02, 2009

    Yes, any of those stores will have pre-cut lengths of various sizes, some as long as 30ft. or more maybe available.

  • wraith0127 Mar 05, 2009

    I had a thought, and after some internet searching, I found a great website that sells near custom lengths of Ethernet cables that are better than the original CAT5e Ethernet cables you find in wal*mart. They are CAT6 (faster speeds and higher bandwidth) and they're cheaper than at wal*mart. I'm not sure how to purchase because I have no need for new cables (yet) but I'm sure they could deliver them to you. They even accept paypal! (paypal is free and safer than a regular credit card but you can still use the same cards as before) Here's their website:

    http://www.networkcablesonline.com/CAT6-...

    Check it out and let me know how things work with the new cable, if it helps you fix the problem. They also have cat 5e which is slightly cheaper but will work fine for online gaming. (that's the stuff they sell at wal*mart) Good luck and thanks for the awsome rating!


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