I've been having a dilemma with the new systems. I really want one, namely the PS3, but i lack the funds for it. However, because my boyfriend is just a tad bit insane and bought a new PS3 to go with all of his other sexy new shit he has gotten himself for Christmas/necessity he is willing to sell his old one to me for a cheaper price than a new one, which is fine because i was going to go to eBay for an older one since I would prefer the backwards compatibility. There is just a slight problem. This particular system is one of the 20 gig PS3's, and is therefore not wireless as far as i know, and since the TV is in the living room and my room has the modem, and is all the way down the other end of the apartment, this has brought me to a dilemma, and a subsequent question. When my two roommates moved in I got a wireless router since they have laptops, and my computer is bound by the desk. If i were to get another wireless router and hook it up to the PS3 would i be able to connect to the internet, or has sony or a third party made a peripheral to such an extent? I looked up some info and some people have been saying a wireless bridge would work, but in all honesty i'm pretty much internet tech stupid. Any help would be much appreciated.
20 gig PS3 help
The 20 gig ps3 is a true peace of crap..Yes the 20 gig does have backward compatibility like all the others accept the 40 gig, the 20 gig is the ONLY version with NO wireless wifi connection…and you will be useing up room quick...trust me and don't get the 20 gig...all other versions have wireless accept it, so if you don't wanna play any ps2 games no more then get a 40 gig but if you want the best experience then save your money for a couple more paychecks and get the 80 gig!...it comes with a free moterstorm and everything...
Probably should have mentioned this earlier, but it would be very VERY hard for me to save $500 and get a new system. As nice as that would be, i barely make enough to support myself, so after having my bank account raped monthly i'm usually left with around $30 for myself. Then there's also the fact that after i graduate i have no idea where i'm going to get money from, but it's probably going to be minimum wage or slightly higher, which means i'll still not make a whole lot of money. At least if i get this 20 gig from my BF i could pay him in installments or pay him when i get the money. But that's not what i'm asking about. I'm more concerned with finding a way of getting this thing internetty without snaking a very long cord from the one end of the apartment to the other, in front of the front door and everyone else's bedrooms.
Jadie-sama, I work tech support, so I can help you out.
A second wireless router on any network is just a bad idea. The best solution would be to move the router and the modem nearby the PS3, hook the PS3 via ethernet to the router, and then purchase a wireless device for your computer. That will give you connectivity for all the devices, and is a better solution, because if you connect the PS3 through wireless, it often causes an IP conflict. This can be resolved by creating static IPs to each device connected to the network, but it's time consuming.
So, moving the equipment by the PS3 is the easiest solution.
If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me.
Either do what Ace said, or but the 20 gig, eBay it for cash, and buy a brand new one, preferably the 60 gig.
I don't know what Sony was thinking. They removed 2 decent models, cut the price, and instead of cutting down on unnecessary features, they cut down on bonus ones. Stuff like Wi-Fi is present in the 40 gig, as well as chrome plating, but the portion of the firmware that handles backward compatibility is left out.
Either option should be good, but if you don't mind the 20 gig other than the lack of wireless, go ahead and move your router and use an Ethernet cable.
You could always buy a Wireless Access Point instead of a router.
Well it's gonna be impossible to make the 20 gig wireless.