iPlayer streaming, proof that problems are down to the PS3, not my wireless network...
Having had some buffering problems with BBC iPlayer content streaming
over my wireless network to my PS3, despite having a 70% signal, and
having seen a couple of posts saying it was down to the PS3 wireless
being pants, I did an experiment earlier in the week...
I set my PS3 to use a wired connection instead of wireless, and then
connected it to my Squeezebox classic with a 1.5m ethernet cable. Then
told the squeezebox to act as a wireless bridge. So that means the
stream was travelling wirelessly from my router to the Squeezebox, and
then down the ethernet cable from the squeezebox to the PS3.
Since then I have been enjoying iplayer streaming on my PS3 with no annoying buffering pauses.
That proves to me that :-
a) as I thought, my wireless network is fine.
b) the problems i had were down to the PS3 being a bit pants at receiving wireless streams.
Just thought this might help other people who are having similar
streaming problems and were blaming it on their wireless networks, when
it isn't necessarily the network that is at fault!