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My PS3 in the living room only gets about 30-40 percent of the wireless signal.

What do you guys suggest to have my PS3 perform better while playing online?

1.Set the QoS to give PS3 priority?
2.Use a wireless extender?
3.Use powerline networking?

Let me know guys, I want to play black ops in my full glory!
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Wireless Extender for sure.

I would stay away from powerline if possible. It is a great technology but if there is too much noise on the line the speed will suffer.

As far as QoS, it is worth a shot, but I don't know if you will notice the difference.

Also, how many wireless networks are showing up on the PS3? Just yours, or are there others?
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There are others, but it would be useless since they are all password protected. Do you know a good wireless extender that will work with my Linksys WRT610N?
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The only reason I ask is because they may be on the same channel. If the signal strength is equal or greater than yours, it may cause latency issues which would be noticed while playing games.

Have you examined what channels the surrounding networks are on?

If you need a decent repeater, give the D-Link DAP-1360 a shot. It is a great investment when your router can't cover the entire house. I have one on each end and love them.
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I'm pretty sure QoS doesn't work like that to be honest.
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I'm pretty sure QoS doesn't work like that to be honest.
QoS will give the packets a higher priority, but when signal strength is low it is going to be unnoticeable. QoS only really helps once conditions are ideal on the network; it gives it a little extra boost while playing vids or using VoIP.
post #7 of 35
use a wire.
/end

Its a lot of haslle but its worth it. iwe driled through 4 walls and two floors to get net to m room
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QoS will give the packets a higher priority, but when signal strength is low it is going to be unnoticeable. QoS only really helps once conditions are ideal on the network; it gives it a little extra boost while playing vids or using VoIP.
It will give certain packets destined for certain ports higher priority but if those ports are also been used for communication with your PC it make's it irrevelant.
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A repeater/extender's effect on your overall bandwidth could make it a bad option (if you do a lot of streaming). I think the simple fix to explore is repositioning your PS3 for better signal.
 
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post #10 of 35
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use a wire.
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Its a lot of haslle but its worth it. iwe driled through 4 walls and two floors to get net to m room
If that is an option, go with it!!! Nothing beats good 'ol twisted pair!!

It is a hassle but worth every minute of it...
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