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Windows 7: Wireless Bridging Question

23 Nov 2010   #1
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Wireless Bridging Question

Here's my dilemma. I have a wireless network that pretty much isn't cutting it when it comes to transferring media to my PS3. Given the PS3's limitation of 802.11g, I am stuck with 2 hours of waiting for a 3.5GB movie to fly through the air.

What I want to know is this: If I bought another wireless router and used it as a bridge, by hooking up my PC and said PS3 to it, will network activity between the PC and PS3 be routed directly back and forth without ever going back over WiFi to the main router?

I want to drop the transfer times between my PC and my PS3 and I figured that the PS3 will not service both wireless and wired connections at the same time, like my PC would, otherwise, I'd buy a cheap wired router and call it a day. When I had it hooked up via Ethernet, 3.5gb would take 20 minutes vs 2 hours. I miss those days. I sent 5 of the Harry Potter films (all around 3.5gb each) to my PS3 for enjoyment during this snow storm we're having and it took literally all night.


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24 Nov 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
Here's my dilemma. I have a wireless network that pretty much isn't cutting it when it comes to transferring media to my PS3. Given the PS3's limitation of 802.11g, I am stuck with 2 hours of waiting for a 3.5GB movie to fly through the air.

What I want to know is this: If I bought another wireless router and used it as a bridge, by hooking up my PC and said PS3 to it, will network activity between the PC and PS3 be routed directly back and forth without ever going back over WiFi to the main router?

I want to drop the transfer times between my PC and my PS3 and I figured that the PS3 will not service both wireless and wired connections at the same time, like my PC would, otherwise, I'd buy a cheap wired router and call it a day. When I had it hooked up via Ethernet, 3.5gb would take 20 minutes vs 2 hours. I miss those days. I sent 5 of the Harry Potter films (all around 3.5gb each) to my PS3 for enjoyment during this snow storm we're having and it took literally all night.
Rather than adding another router,..two routers on a single network is not the way to go here. If you want a wireless bridge or access point then purchase one of those rather than another router. I use the Dlink DAP1522 "highly recommended" wireless bridge or access point.

In bridge mode you would have a wireless eithernet switch that you can plug into with the eithernet connection of your ps2. If the bridge and your current router are both wireless N capible then you would have a much faster connection for your ps2 because you would be going around the wireless G limitations.

For the AP you would need a wired switch to connect it up to, so bridge mode is the one you would need to use because it doesn't require a wired connection.
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24 Nov 2010   #3
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I like that one. It has internal antennas and everything. I'll bookmark that one and see if I have any money left after the holidays!

Thanks!
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