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Boosting Signal Strength

How can I boost the Wi Fi signal to my PS3 from an existing router? I tried connecting a wireless adapter via USB but the PS3 didn't reconize it.

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Greetings,
It is more likely the placement of the router an/or PS3. If possible do not place anything on top of them and make sure there is space around the units.
You can try using a repeater which will amplify your wi-fi signal. A repeater is a small box that will lock onto your wifi and extend the range of your current router. Here are some examples:
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&search-alias=electronics&field-keywords=wireless%20repeater&page=1
You can also try the cheap solutions found in these two videos for boosting antenna strenght:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUTT8wdN_VA&eurl=http://lifehacker.com/software/lifehacker-top-10/top-10-wi+fi-boosts-tweaks-and-apps-306436.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY8Wi7XRXCA
If that helped please rate me well.
-WN

Posted on May 14, 2008

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