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Discussion in 'Console Games' started by MrFunkFuzz, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. MrFunkFuzz macrumors newbie

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    Ok heres the thing:

    I have my mac in one room connected to the net using a non wireless modem. I have my PS3 in another room about 10 - 15 meters away which I want to get connected so I can start online gaming. I've been told that I need a wireless router/modem in order to do that. Someone told me to get an 802.11n wireless router with a speed of 300. Now I was thinking as I have a mac would the best option be for me to get an Airport to avoid any complications? I want the fastest one available as I want to also stream files from my mac to my PS3 as well as have both connected to the net.

    Anyone got any advice for me?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Linksys routers are great with the PS3 and mac.....I use one and haven't experienced any problems.

    Linksys Wireless G or the newer versions should work fine.



    Bless
     
  3. evan g macrumors regular

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    OR

    You could drill a hole in your wall and unplug the internet from your Mac and bring it over to your PS3. :D

    ^^^ For all you cheapskates like me out there...
     
  4. MrFunkFuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hehe yes that is another option but seeing as my walls are all about 15 inches thick concrete probly not.
     
  5. brian9271 macrumors 6502

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    Use some dynamites or even maybe a rocket launcher he he... :D :p
     
  6. MrFunkFuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok so far, the advice hasn't been too helpful. I realize everyone wants to be a comedian at times but I need some solid advice I can use to solve my little problem.

    No offense to those just wanting to be funny.
     
  7. brian9271 macrumors 6502

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    Ok mate, I have a really long cord that goes from my xbox 360 to my mac, thats around one floor, you might as well do it that way, plus it is more stable.
     
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  9. Huntn macrumors G5

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    I did not realize that PS3 had wireless for internet connections. D-Link, Link Sys, I think most wireless routers will work with your Mac. I have a D-Link that works well.
     
  10. evan g macrumors regular

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    Well jokes aside...

    You can buy extensions for your ethernet cable at like RadioShack or BestBuy for a decent price (I remember looking them up but I forgot the prices :p). Or you can get an airport that will benifit anyone else in the house with a laptop or something.

    But if you had a long enough (and tough enough) drill...
     
  11. MrFunkFuzz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Brian you said its more stable. Does wireless tend to cut out at times or something?
     
  12. brian9271 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, wireless usually cuts out, looses connection. For playing xbox 360 live I use cable because it doesn't lag or cut out.
     
  13. evan g macrumors regular

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    well not ALL wireless sucks. mine works just as fast as my friends hardline
     
  14. Huntn macrumors G5

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    For my 360, I ran a ethernet cable from my office, into the basement, over to the family room. Less expensive and faster than a wireless connection.
     
  15. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    I have cable broadband, My Ps3 is about 20 feet from my router, Netgear WGT624, all Works fine ;)
     

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