No network signal detected in old house

December 29, 2009 at 08:58:59
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to add a new PS3 to my home network. I have a linksys wrt54gs router on the second floor in an office. My phone/cable connections are in this room. Laptops on the first floor and in the attic get a signal. The basement (where the PS3 is located) is part of new construction with cinderblock walls that have been sheetrocked. I brought a laptop to the basement and the ping goes from <1ms to "destination host unreachable". The house is 100+ years old and I can't run a cable from front to back and down two floors.

Sgould I buy a Belkin wirelessN+ router or a Belkin Gigabit Powerline Adapter to get this PS3 online? Any other options?

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December 29, 2009 at 11:30:48
There are some tricks to running cables. In your case, one of them is to run the cable to the attic first, then across the house. Sometimes you can find a riser pipe or an inside chimney that goes straight to the basement.

Running it along the main drain from the second floor bathroom is another possibility.

The last idea is to go out the window on the second floor, then down & around the house to a basement window.

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December 29, 2009 at 13:19:06
Running cables out the window and in a basement window is not an option. We want to keep the network indoors. I may have to get the powerline network for the PS3.

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