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Ok SOOO I have a PS3 and it keeps saying maximum amount of power blah blah blah ok so the situation was that a few months ago i let a friend borrow my ps3 for 2 days in exchange of his xbox 360 which was a big mistake. Anyways after we exchange back this stupid *** UGGHH lost my original ps3 controller usb ports so I had to go to a local gamestop called "Babages" ? i think and i bought an energizer usb port that said it could charge PS3 controllers so I bought it. Well It was working like when I bought it but not when I was playing, it would only work when I'm watchingg some vids, and I turn off the controller,?? so I got pissed, HAHA. Well anyways my PS3 Plug broke and we had to fix it after 2 months, I got my PS3 back(YEY) but its really a bummer after not playing for 2 months, that my controller is low on battery, so I tried charging it, nothing, again, nothing, I tried my old method of watching some ;p you know and turned off the controller, and still nothing, what shall I do??

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Uninstall and reinstall your router. Keep all settings default (if you don't, write down everything you do) and keep it to only one encryption key at max.

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If it is an old router, you may want to consider getting a new one. Some experts will tell you that Wireless G routers are the best for gaming, which is somewhat true but you need to be willing to spend a good amount of money for it. I bought a Belink Wireless N router and my connection is so fast they make me the host of just about every online game. It ran me $60. My router is maximum 15 feet from my PS3 and it goes through 2 walls.

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