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I have my PS3 near my PC and I kinda wanted to get rid of the clutter putting a router between them. That saves me about 3-4 cables running around in a mess.

So I decided to put in another NIC in my computer and then connect the PS3 to it and bridge the connections in windows. Now, it does work but intermittently. Bridging the connections means that I don't have to setup anything on the PS3 XMB network configuration, it doesn't even have to do DHCP. The PS3 gets it's IP address from the second NIC.

Thing is, sometimes the NIC I connected doesn't trigger. It takes a couple of times of plugging the network cable from the ps3 until it finally works, so what I did is switching between the PC and PS3. I connected the PS3 ethernet cable to the onboard port and the PC to the additional NIC. Seems to work better but then I'm thinking, why not replacing for a better NIC? Or maybe there's some kind of config option I skipped on the card itself?

This is what I currently have, it's a ST Lab PCI GIGABIT LAN CARD, it has this Realtek chipset: RTL8110SC(L).

http://www.st-lab.com/products.asp

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Edited by adi518 - 2/27/12 at 3:17pm
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maybe if you can on the PS3 configure a static IP such as 192.168.1.100 255.255.255.0. then the PS3 doesnt need to get an IP from the NIC thumb.gif

I looked upo the NIC and i cant see anything wrong with it, it has a nice chipset..
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I can do that but then, I don't know if the bridge in windows would still operate correctly.
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I can do that but then, I don't know if the bridge in windows would still operate correctly.

i cant see why it would but im not 100% sure either i must admit, atleast you can try it a see.. if it doesnt change fix anything or cuases you bridge not operate properly then change it back.. and then we look for other solutions smile.gif
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