Sharing in daisy-chained router network

Sony Playstation 3 w/120gb hard drive
September 13, 2009 at 22:45:49
Specs: Windows Vista
I've just purchased a Playstation 3 slim and I hope to be able to stream media from my laptop on my existing wireless-N network.

Unfortunately, the PS3 does not support N, so I dug up an old wireless-G router. Just to at least get the PS3 onto the Playstation Network, I connected the G router (LAN port) to the N router (LAN port), disabled DHCP, and connected the PS3 wirelessly to the G router. As it stands, the PS3 can surf the internet, but can't find any media servers such as my laptop.

I suppose my question is how can I configure my network so that I'd be able to share files as if they're all connected to one router?

My laptop's sitting on the N wireless access point, with Windows Media Player 11 ready to share stuff.


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#1
September 13, 2009 at 22:55:30
I don't know much about PS3s so I can't help you there. What I can tell you is that your network appears to be setup correctly (though you may want to confirm this by verifying the subnet and default gateway are the same on both your laptop and PS3).

You should disable the firewall on your laptop (the built in vista firewall and/or any third party firewalls you have) and see if things then work. Once you get that working, re-enable the firewall, and create exceptions that will allow the necessary connections from the PS3 through.

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#2
September 13, 2009 at 23:20:14
Thanks for the reply!

I should also add that sharing becomes possible when my laptop's on the G wireless


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#3
September 13, 2009 at 23:34:25
Ahh. Some routers isolate the wireless clients from the wired clients and/or each other. Sometime this is configurable, sometimes it's not. To further complicate things, each manufacture calls it something different. Look around in the wireless G router for an option relating to "AP isolation", "wireless isolation", "client segregation" etc.

One more note, most N routers will allow you to connect G clients to them. You probably don't even need the second router acting as a G access point.

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#4
September 14, 2009 at 07:58:34
One more note, most N routers will allow you to connect G clients to them. You probably don't even need the second router acting as a G access point.

This is correct. The documentation for the router will tell you if it's G compatible. I'd bet it is.


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#5
September 14, 2009 at 11:33:13
Are you B. Binder?

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#6
September 14, 2009 at 12:29:42
Sorry, I'm not B. Binder.

Ah.. I've heard of G compatibility with N before, but was still not able to connect my ps3. Looking back, I remember reading about the ps3 not supporting WPA2 encryption which is what my N wireless is set at.. perhaps that's the reason

Thanks guys, I'll try your ideas out when I get home


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#7
September 14, 2009 at 13:00:37
I remember reading about the ps3 not supporting WPA2 encryption which is what my N wireless is set at.. perhaps that's the reason

You know, now that you mention it, it seems to me this has come up in the past....

I did a quick google search and found the following link to setting up wireless on the PS3

Go through that (both pages) and see if you can't find something that will help you. It does look like the PS3 is WPA2 capable.


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