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So I picked up a PS3 this weekend, I have the Linksys Wireless B BEFWS11 router and I too have the same issue with disconnects after 15 seconds.


I DO NOT think that I should have to buy a new router to fix this issue. For those of you with this issue here is what I found.


In the meantime I will try to contact Sony via telephone and email to see if they acknowledge this issue and it can be fixed in firmware perhaps.

You contact sony...and I mean that in the most sincere way. I did that and was "assured" that it would be passed along. I haven't seen a fix yet and I highly doubt I will.
 

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You contact sony...and I mean that in the most sincere way. I did that and was "assured" that it would be passed along. I haven't seen a fix yet and I highly doubt I will.

I know what you mean doc, but I am trying to have enough patience to wait for a fix before I run out and buy another router. This should be something they can fix, this and the non-scaling from 720 are the only issues I am upset about.
 

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I have an older Apple Airport Base Station (not Extreme) that is 802.11b only. I would see it connected in the PS3 network connection summary but no traffic was passing to my gateway device with firmware 1.10. I upgraded to firmware 1.31 via Memory Stick and I was then able to pass the traffic. Works great, now.


Times look variable to me. Last night, the download of Motorstorm demo took between 30 and 45 minutes. Today's download of the Genji demo took about 15 minutes. IIRC the Genjo demo was larger... maybe server load or something. I have 3.0/768 DSL FWIW.
 

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Hey DogDoctor,


Has anyone confirmed that is you have one of the "won't work" routers, like the Linksys BEFWS11, but you use the Linksys WGA54G Gaming adaptor on the PS3 side, that is does or does not work? If that works, that would tell me definitively that it is an issue with the PS3 WLAN board itself.
 

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Protoboard: No one here in this thread had mentioned it so I cannot confirm. I would try a search for 20GB and wireless and revive a thread of theirs. They are most likely to use a wireless bridge (but for the 60 ... what is the point of buying a bridge if changing the router works...don't they cost about the same?) Here is the search result I came up with.
 

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Well, Sony emailed me back about the issue. In general, they said I should call them, then they provided the phone number and some general troubleshooting information in the email. Of the troubleshooting email, nothing stood out that a chimpanzee wouldn't know, except the following....


The PLAYSTATION(R)3 system supports WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected

Access) encryption technology, capable of using 128-bit/64-bit encryption keys at this time.


- Verify that you do not have any devices which may interfere with a wireless signal. If any such devices are in close proximity, make sure they are shut off to ensure no such interference is present. Such devices include:

a. Microwave oven

b. Florescent lighting

c. Bluetooth(R) wireless devices

d. 2.4 gigahertz cordless phones

e. High powered audio equipment

f. Television sets or computer monitors

g. Electronic insect "zappers"

h. Any other electronic equipment that may produce Radio Frequency (RF) interference


So, for my setup personally

a. OFF/NA

b. OFF/NA

c. The controller is bluetooth for crying out loud!!! What can you do abotu that?!

d. OFF

e. WTF is this? Does the A/V Receiver sitting directly below the PS3 coulnt as high powered audio equipment?

f. Well well, I think EVERYONE using a PS3 has a television nearby, what the heck can I do about this one?

g. sorry, DON'T HAVE ONE

h. None that I can think of.


I will try calling the number tonight, although I am sure it will be of no help.
 

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That list is pretty "f"ing funny. C to F are all likely to be next to the PS3.
 

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I FIXED IT!! While I was on hold with Sony. I then reported to the person what my solution was since she said they had many calls on the same subject.


I would connect wirelessly, then I watched the network status screen on the PS3, I noticed that every 15 seconds when the signal would drop, that the BSSID MAC address would also change. So, I disabled the SSID broadcast on my router, and low and behold I have been connected over 30 minutes with no drops.


I hope this helps someone out there.
 

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I FIXED IT!! While I was on hold with Sony. I then reported to the person what my solution was since she said they had many calls on the same subject.


I would connect wirelessly, then I watched the network status screen on the PS3, I noticed that every 15 seconds when the signal would drop, that the BSSID MAC address would also change. So, I disabled the SSID broadcast on my router, and low and behold I have been connected over 30 minutes with no drops.


I hope this helps someone out there.

I noticed that the BSSID would also change too - I tried entering in the second mac address and still it did not work either.


Tell me does that work still - any disconnnects and if none for few hours post back and I will update the list above with and alert to test the other routers in the same manner.


If you found it - that is awesome. To bad I don't have the other router anymore to check with you.
 

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I noticed that the BSSID would also change too - I tried entering in the second mac address and still it did not work either.


Tell me does that work still - any disconnnects and if none for few hours post back and I will update the list above with and alert to test the other routers in the same manner.


If you found it - that is awesome. To bad I don't have the other router anymore to check with you.

Yep, this fixed my issue 100%. Not one drop since that happened. Downloaded demos, send messages, played resistance online, no problems at all. I also informed the lady on the SCEA Tech Support line what my fix was so hopefully anyone else calling in will get the same info.
 

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protoboard....Sony called me back today as a followup to my original call. Sony was very interested in your find and I even was able to have them call up the thread to see the number of routers listed as working/not working and the poll results. Sony seemed very impressed with AVS's work and results. I hope something good comes out of our work and your fix.
 

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Yep, this fixed my issue 100%. Not one drop since that happened. Downloaded demos, send messages, played resistance online, no problems at all. I also informed the lady on the SCEA Tech Support line what my fix was so hopefully anyone else calling in will get the same info.

Disabling the Broadcast SSID also fixed the problem for me 100% as well and I have the same router.


Thanks for your help!
 

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Disabling the Broadcast SSID also fixed the problem for me 100% as well and I have the same router.


Thanks for your help!


Thanks also it worked for me!!! This site is amazing!!!!
 

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Sometimes it's called Close or Not Broadcast or Private Network. Something to that effect. Basically it won't show up on an "ordinary" automatic search and computers trying to join need to input the exact name. Someone deliberately searching will still find it, though.
 

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I'm new to all of these. How do you disable the SSID? Thanks for all the help.


I refered to my instruction manual that came with the router...comes in handy.
 

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For those with a BEFW11S4, how did you set up the PS3? My router settings are basically from the factory, besides the SSID Broadcast (disabled), and I still can't seem to connect. Should I have my PS3 directed to a certain IP Address or just use the automatic choice?
 

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i have a dlink-4300 and cannot get the thing to connect wirelessly. It keeps saying obtaining ip address failed. I know some of you are useing this router, if you could tell me how to set it up i would really appreciate it.
 
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