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what is better hooking the ps3 to a router or directly into the modem?

An should I worry about having a fire wall?

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Short answer

In reply to: ps3 question

Router, yes.

Firewall, just use the router defaults

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In reply to: ps3 question

You can do either but I'd go with the router since you probably want other components to have internet access. Just keep your firmware updated on the router and you will be fine.

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thnx another question

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so what type of router is a good one?

I never used a router with my ps2 I did direct connection.

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In reply to: thnx another question

the reviews on this site. For the most part, a router is a router.

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I have been happy with my Linksys router

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My friend is a bit professional IT guy and he swears by Linksys routers. Just get the wireless one with the Wireless-G and Speedbooster capability. If you don't like Linksys, I hear Netgear routers are nice.

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doesn't do anything extra for you unless you have the matching speedbooster wireless card for your laptop or desktop.

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To any one out there who is up to answearing this..

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Someone tell me what router they think would be good for the ps3 ?

because my eyes are really starting to hurt from all the reading I am doing over this.

some ppl tell me the Linksys WRT54G is a great model, while others are telling me to go with Wireless-G Game Adapter WGA54G (works well with wii,xobx,ps2/ps3)

Now I like to hear from you guys, before I make my decision on which to buy.

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In reply to: To any one out there who is up to answearing this..

Buy the Linksys WRT54G router.

You can then setup your PS3 to plug directly into the router using a ethernet cable. Or if you have the 60gb version of the PS3, it has built in wireless so you can configure it that way. If you have the 30gb (or is it 20gb) version, you need to buy the Wireless-G game adapter along with the WRT54G to be able to use it wirelessly.

Either way you connect the PS3, go out and buy the Linksys WRT54G.

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In reply to: Speedbooster....

The SpeedBooster models often tend to come with a slightly faster onboard CPU and more RAM. This can be fairly useful, even if you're not using the speedbooster function.

And the WRT54G(S) models are great... Once you put one of the custom Linux based firmwares on them. The Cisco/Linksys made one is horrible. I'm kind of partial to the Tomato firmware for those routers myself. It's small, lightweight, the interface could be laid out a little better, but it's not loaded down with pointless features, and it really does an excellent job of leveraging the Linux foundation, so you almost never have to reboot the thing to get settings to take.

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Playing Avi. Files on PS3

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Does anybody know if it is possible to view Avi Files on PS3?
I recently transfered an MPEG file from my PC using a USB Flash Drive and it worked fine but most of the movies I have are in Avi Format and theese dont seem to work.
Is there a Program I can download that will allow me to view theese files on my PS3, if so where can i download it from?

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In reply to: Playing Avi. Files on PS3

This should have been it's own topic, but...

AVI isn't a format in and of itself, it's a container format. Any given AVI file can have just about any combination of audio and video codecs used for its contents. So, it's not quite as simple a prospect as it seems at first. Sony would either have to try and license what it figures are the most popular codecs, and not support the rest, or it could adapt some of the open source decoder packages out there like ffmpeg. Trouble there is that they're licensed under the GPL, which would require Sony to release at least part of the PS3 firmware under the GPL as well. To Sony's way of thinking, this would give a huge leg up to people looking for a workable exploit in the PS3 firmware so that they can run custom software.

What most people do, is use some kind of media server program on their computer, which streams the decoded video and audio to the PS3. To me, this just seems like a complete waste of time and effort. Much easier to get an original Xbox, chip it, and use Xbox Media Center. It can actually decode almost any video file you throw at it. It's only drawback is the hardware keeps it from being able to handle high def content. You can get some 720p stuff to work, but all 1080 content is out of the question.

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Sorry and Thanks

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Sorry, I didnt know how to start a new topic.
Thanks for the info very informative! : )
Shame its not possible tho : (

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