[plug] Wireless-N router for faster wireless....

Evert Van Dijk evert at silver-sword.net
Tue Jan 20 10:35:23 WST 2009

Some wireless network points offer a QoS (quality of service) rule.  
Have a look at your wap to see if yours does. If so then setup a rule  
that prioritises traffic to the ps3. We used to set this up for voip  
traffic at business. If your wap does not offer this option you can  
still upgrade your wap but you do not need to upgrade All the network  
cards as the QoS will prioritise the traffic.

Good luck

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On 20/01/2009, at 1:40, Lucas van Staden <lvs at dedmeet.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I stream media using MediaTomb to my PS3,  and when any of the other  
> machines are very busy on the network, then the PS3 media stream  
> lags, and the video stutters badly.
> On my home network, I have my webserver, my media server, my office  
> machine, two laptops and of course the PS3.
> I am wondering about possible ways to improve the speed (or more  
> accurately, available bandwidth) between the media server and the  
> PS3, when I am busy with a stream.
> First thoughts - Hardware upgrades:
> I am considering updating my 'g' router to an 'n' router, and thus  
> also updating my network cards to 'n' compatible ones.
> I know the PS3 can only do 'g/b', but I figure if I upgrade the rest  
> of the network, to 'n', then the PS3 stream will have more bandwidth  
> available.
> Is my assumption correct here? Chances are that once the other  
> machines have more bandwidth available, they will just hog it all  
> again, and I will be back to where I started.
> Another option would be to go with the 'n' upgrade above, but also  
> get an extra router, and connect that direct to the PS3 wired  
> network port, and thus get the ps3 to get onto the 'n' network.
> Again, the other machines could just hog more bandwidth, as there  
> are more available.
> Second Idea:
> Throttle the other machines when I stream to the PS3.
> Personally I think the throttling would be the best (and cheapest)  
> option, and one that I can actually control.
> Any thoughts on this please, on how to improve the PS3/MediaTomb  
> streams?
> -Lucas
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