A step-by-step guide on how you can connect your Playstation 3 to a wireless network. No more dealing with cables cluttering the area or causing trip hazards for young children. It’s simple with minimal work required, and can be done in a matter of minutes. Included in this article are things you’ll need and need to look out for. Feel free to comment if you have any other tips, ideas or questions that you feel weren’t answered.
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Connecting your Playstation 3 to a wireless network is easy and doesn’t take much time at all. With all your devices connected wirelessly, you’ll be able to save space and look cleaner without a bunch of cables littering the floor. In order for this to work, you’ll need an Internet Service Provider (ISP) which can either be from a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) or a cable company; one important note though is that it can’t be dial-up. Between the two, cable is a preferred choice since it offers faster download speeds because of its use of fiber optics - plastic or glass fibers that transfer data through beams of light with electromagnetic signals. And although conventional wisdom says DSL is safer (it doesn’t share bandwidth over a vast area like cable, leaving an open window for predators to view personal information), there are firewalls and dynamic IPs that cable companies offer to prevent things like file sharing, identity theft or other security concerns. So I’d go with cable because you’ll probably want to download movies and game demos from the Playstation store. Either way, before you get started you’ll need to acquire a few items.
Things You’ll Need:
Depending on whether you’ve chosen DSL or cable, if you’re using a modem provided by your ISP, you’ll need to make sure it has wireless capability. If you’ve had internet for awhile and have used the same ISP without changing your modem, chances are it doesn’t have a wireless function; they’ve just started integrated this function on newer modems. So if you don’t, you’d need to purchase a wireless router. Preferably one that uses 802.11n since it’s the latest standard for wireless connectivity. I recommend D-Link’s DIR-655; it not only supports 802.11n standards, but is also backwards compatible with the previous 802.11g. It may look a little weird with 3 antennas sticking out the back, but that’s necessary for it to comply with 802.11n specifications. 802.11n allows for faster data transfer rates which means faster internet. The DIR-655 also supports updated security to keep your network safe. As of January 2011, it’s a best seller on Amazon. Also, you’ll need a Playstation 3 with 60 GB’s or more as the earlier models aren’t Wi-fi capable. And of course, one thing you won’t need is an Ethernet cable. Now that we have everything we need, lets get connected to the internet wirelessly!