Xbox and PS3 share wifi

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by failurbydesign, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. failurbydesign

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    Ok so i have this which is hooked up to my ps3 (no wifi, but backs compatibility) and now since im awaiting my 360 to arive, i want to use that with both devices. Will something like this work if only one unit is using the web at a time?

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  2. Admiral Michael

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    No, you need a network switch.

    The best option would to buy a Linksys WRT54GL and use a third party firmware that support being a wireless bridge (ddwrt) and using that.

    This way you have a bridge (like you linked) and an integrated 4 port switch.
     
  3. bmclaughlin

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    Those look like adapters to run two network connections through a single Cat-5 cable... Two connections go in one end, a single cable connects the two, and two network connections come out the other end.

    They make these adapters so that you can run two devices on a single (presumably already run) network cable... It works because in a standard 100mb or 10mb network connection you only actually use two pairs (out of 4 pairs in a cable), so one of the incoming network connections is switched over to the unused pairs of the single existing cat-5 cable.

    These won't work with Power Over Ethernet, or Gigabit Ethernet.

    But no... unfortunately you CAN'T use them as you stated.

    I'll second Admiral Michaels advice: Wrt54GL (Or V4 or earlier Wrt54G) with custom firmware.

    I use Talisman from Sveasoft... lots of options, easy to setup and configure. Not sure where the other firmwares are at these days... haven't looked into them for some time.
     
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    Mainframeguy used one of these when we ran out of switch ports when he and I were sharing a flat in London. They work a treat :)
     
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    thats a coupler - you want a splitter :)
     
  8. bmclaughlin807

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    You could make one, I suppose, if you were really motivated.

    Or you could go buy a 5 port switch and plug the wireless adapter that you have into that, and the two consoles into it. That's probably the cheapest/easiest route.

    Something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833180057
     
  9. Admiral Michael

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    Just re-read the first post and realised you already have the Belkin bridge. So just get a cheap 5 port switch and you're good to go.

    If you don't want the extra hardware around then get the Linksys router.
     
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    Could i use a netgear router with the dd-wrt?
     
  11. Admiral Michael

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    If it supports dd-wrt then yes.