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Wireless signal strength boost

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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  • Quiggs Apr 28, 2008

    I just bought a 40GB PS3 becaue I can experience wireless online play . The only deal is I can only get a 50% signal strength and constantly have problems getting COD4 online. And when I do get online and finally start a game, I'm cannot play, I can only hear the game while watching my screen say I'm setting up...for the entire match!!! ARGGHHHHH



    Since the router is built-in is there anything that can be done to boost the strength?

  • hunda4 Jun 06, 2008

    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]

  • sammydave9 Jul 18, 2008

    I'm only getting a 25% signal on my ps3 but my pc gets 85% and I cant play cod4


  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    Trouble is, I "borrow" wireless from my next door neighbour - how do I boost the 20% signal I get, which is fine for some functions but not full game online play?

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    same problem low signal no way to move router ne closer plss help

  • Hardcor_Punk Jan 10, 2009

    i have the same problem as basher99 i can connect wirelessly to the internet but have anywhere between a 17%-a 35% signal strength and i cannot move my router and i do not have the option to go wired at this point please help someone im tired of getting disconnected!!!!

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Take back the router and get wired connection using only a ethernet cable

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Depending on your router, you can grab high gain antennae for it and you should see a dramatic increase in range...

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