Is there any way (or anything) that I can use to boost the wireless reception for my PS3 ? I cannot move the router [wirelessN] in my house because of the other computers and the signal strength to the PS3 hovers around 25% - not good enough. Doees anybody know of a way to boost the signal strength @ PS3 ? - a device, etc.. [ unfortunately running hard Ethernet is not an option at this point from the router]
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Firstly download WiFi Analyser from Google Play store and compare you WiFi with others in your area. This will enable you to change the channel. Change channel by logging into your router - 192.168.1.1.
Try moving your router to a more central place in your home and use the analyser to check if any improvement.
Next try a wireless extender. This will drop your speed a little but give a stronger signal in weak areas.
Also try power line adapters.
If you are using a few devices ensure that you are not mixing wireless g and n products at same time. Using a g product will mean that your whole wireless will be running at that speed even when your other device is n. If you need both connect another g router to one of the n router LAN ports with dhcp disabled. That way you can have the two devices connected at the correct speed.
Some routers will let you connect a bigger aerial which could boost you reception. Some devices have very poor wireless antennas - seems you what you pay for in this area.
im not really familiar with the ipad but my best guess is your wireless router signal strength is what is causing your ipad to drop. No firmware update is going to fix that. i would recommend downloading a wifi analizer from the app store to get a reading on your dbm (signal strength) from your router. the dbm scale will be 100 dbm(best) to -100dbm anything below like -50 dbm and you will start seeing disconnects.
I would either
A. Invest in a wireless n standard router or buy a repeater to boost your signal.
Comment if you need additional assistance.
Laptops have an internal wireless antenna that receives the signal from the wireless router/access point. The performance of these wireless cards varies widely from manufacturer to manufacturer and sometimes even from model to model in the same brand. Issues effecting reception are distance between laptop to router, obstructions (many commercial buildings use metal studs which can significantly reduce signal strength), electrical interferance and other things.
While there's not really any way to boost the reception of the wireless card in your laptop, you CAN purchase what are called 'hi-gain' wireless cards from various manufacturers such as Netgear, Linksys, and many others. These so called hi gain antennas can pick up a signal from as far away as 1/4 mile in some cases. If you can't figure out what's causing the problem with your laptops' wireless card, purchasing one of these cards might be a good solution for you.
Best of luck! Hope this helps!
Remove the connections you have to your wireless network on your PS3, then set it up again. Your PS3 might also be too far away from your router. If you're getting this message frequently, I would call your ISP or the manufacturer of your router and try to boost your wireless signal strength.
If you are talking the wireless for the controllers they use bluetooth and the signal strength is dependent on how much interference there is around you. If you are speaking of the wifi capability for the network connection you cannot increase the strength of the signal from the PS3 it needs to be done with the wireless access point.
Most likely it is the antenna for the router. Try changing the position or location of the router. The slightest twist or tilt of the router will affect the reception. A little bit of messing with it may improve your signal. Obviously the closer you can get it to your ps3 the better.
How is the signal strength? Check and make sure the antennas are not loose. Is your house the old style concrete? Sometimes thick block or concrete walls are tough for the wireless signal to get through. They do make larger antennas or signal boosters for wireless routers. You may need to install one of these to boost signal strength. Also is it wireless B,G,or N? Wireless B has a very weak signal while wireless N has a very strong signal. Sometimes the router settings can be changed to adjust the signal strength and may be set too low also.
You may find that either the signal strenf=ght is not there or there are other devices near by on the same channel as the router.
Use THIS app to test the signal strength and check the channels is use also
You may want to either move the router to a higher postion (on a shelf) or get an external antenna for it to boost range. Be aware that cordless phones are a source of interferance so thias may affect signal strength, reception etc. Put some distance between such devices and the router/widfi card etc.
If this model has a antenna, check its connecting with the router. Try resetting the router.
Also some labtops have a worse signal reception strenght when they are not plugged in, so try plugging it in if you havent already.