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Hi there,

SInce i received my PS3 i had wireless speed issues and never understood why my PS3 was gettign such a slow connection when my laptop in the same room and connection got full 14meg speed.

I since bought powerline homeplugs - and this has solved the problem with my PS3, hard wired it and i now get full speed and an "electrical supply" internet LAN.

SInce my Bluray player been upadte for DB LiVE content i would also like to connect it to the internet, but can i split the EThernet from the homeplug and connect it to both BD player and PS3? or is this just too simple to think of doing this?

Many thx in advance.

Ben.

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yeah just use something like this

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Hi Thank you for the answer, however after reading about it, it says:

They are not suitable for telephones or for sharing a Broadband connection.

 This means this will not work for me should i need to split the info coming form my wall socket and plugged into my PS3 and BD Player?

no? 

 

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How's your network set up at the moment? Specifically, where's the broadband modem, and do you have a router (wired or wirelss) attached to it?

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Use a switch box. I have a Powerline in the wall next to the AV setup and then a switch box (Netgear), which allows me to plug all the devices into it and then to the Powerline. Works fine with my 360, PS3, Blu-ray, HD-DVD and amp all plugged into it.

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XSnPX:

Hi Thank you for the answer, however after reading about it, it says:

They are not suitable for telephones or for sharing a Broadband connection.

ÿThis means this will not work for me should i need to split the info coming form my wall socket and plugged into my PS3 and BD Player?

no?ÿÿ

I've read the explanation, they mean that just using ONE in your wall socket doesn't work. You need to put a second one at the other end of the cable from your wall socket, and connect both to your switch/router.ÿ

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Hi all,

Thank you for your replys much appreciated.

It seems Voodoo has the same set-up as i do.

My main PC and modem are in the bedroom on my flat.  Main PC connected harwire to wireless modem, and powerline plug in mains in the bedroom.

In the living room i have the other powerline plug and one Ethernet cable running to my PS3.

I would like to use the ADSL output of the powerline to both my PS3 and BD Player.. it seems i need to get one of them boxes Smile 

Netgear FS608 8-Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch ? 

Many thx

Ben.

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You need a router on the end of the second powerline thingie, though tbh am having trouble finding one that's wired. And frankly, I wouldn't be using powerline anywhere near any audio visual equipment......

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Edit, yes everybody's said it already. Get a switch like that one you mention, there's one on ebay for 20+ quid.

But I'd still not use powerline if you're at all interested in sound quality...

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XSnPX:Netgear FS608 8-Port 10/100 Ethernet Switch ? 


Yup, although Netgear FS605 10/100 switch will work just as well and save you some money (unless you have more than 4 components which need plugging in, in which case go for the 8 port).

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Hi Duncan,

The sound Quality will degrade with a powerline network connected?  Would a remedy of buying for example the special power multiplug designed for AV equipment help?

I need the powerline for now as my PS3 does not seem to like wireless connection and is very slow depsite all the things i tried to fix it - and it was either buyign a new modem or extend my net through the electrical supply.

As far as music is concerned - i do listen to music a lot - and had the same equipment for quite some time now and i have not noticed any downgrade in sound form my amp and speakers since i installed the powerline, maybe cause my equipment is not the best maybe - but as i am lookign to upgrade to a "musical" 5.1 system i might have to be careful if it does degrade sound sound much..

What other ways can i get wired connection in my living room when the set up is in my bedroom?  Buyign antoher netgera wireless router picking up the wifi formn the one in the bedroom and then hard wiring to my PS3 and BD Player? is that possible? 

thx again

Ben.

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Thank you professor hat for the recommendation..

I now going to find out in more details the cause of powerline nets with sound quality, and will either buy yoru recommendation or change the whole set-up which i rather not to.. 

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Have a look at this thread. If you already have a wireless network and the PS3 can't connect because of bad signal, you can get a wireless extender put in your living room and extend the range so the PS3 can then pick it up okay.

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Hi Duncan,

The sound Quality will degrade with a powerline network connected?  Would a remedy of buying for example the special power multiplug designed for AV equipment help?

I need the powerline for now as my PS3 does not seem to like wireless connection and is very slow depsite all the things i tried to fix it - and it was either buyign a new modem or extend my net through the electrical supply.

As far as music is concerned - i do listen to music a lot - and had the same equipment for quite some time now and i have not noticed any downgrade in sound form my amp and speakers since i installed the powerline, maybe cause my equipment is not the best maybe - but as i am lookign to upgrade to a "musical" 5.1 system i might have to be careful if it does degrade sound sound much..

What other ways can i get wired connection in my living room when the set up is in my bedroom?  Buyign antoher netgera wireless router picking up the wifi formn the one in the bedroom and then hard wiring to my PS3 and BD Player? is that possible? 

thx again

Ben.



Yes, I've heard a powerline demod in a (very revealing, admittedly) system and the difference was obvious and deleterious. I think it would be worthwhile persevering with sorting out your wireless network (which should certainly handle your 14gig internet no problem).

And yes, a wireless extender is what I would use to do that (if the router upstairs is wireless). Google something like a Belkin Range Extender (or Linksys or Netgear blah blah).

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Hi again,

The problem is not the wireless connectivity i dont think, as i use my laptop wirelessly in the same room as the PS3 and i get excellent signal and super speeds on the laptop - its only the PS3 having problems... I looked and asked in many forums abotu it and seems i am not the only one with wireless PS3 issues.  I tired forwarding port of the PS3 - playign with UPnp and lots of other settings i was told to try, and had no luck... 

I am worried by spending the money for an extender i may not solve the PS3 wireless issue... 

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