Solved Wifi adapter stops when ps3 controller used in wireless mode

November 30, 2013 at 19:06:14
Specs: Windows 8, 16 gig
I have several devices on my wireless network (ipad, iphone, android phone, Toshiba laptop, Sony ps3, hp computer (windows 7), asus computer (windows 8) and an ereader. All devices connect to my Linksys router (ac, dual band) with no problems. That is, until my son fires up his ps3 and plays with the controller wirelessly. At that point, the connection to the Asus machine terminates. It actually says that the connection is "limited" with no internet access. All other devices work fine. At times I would use my phone at the Asus workstation so the signal is getting there. I had him wire up his controller and the problem resolved. Weird and I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has come across this problem and better yet, is there a solution.

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December 3, 2013 at 06:56:10
"playing it safe"... Isn't that Wii's area with those "rubber" covers on the controllers?????

Hey! I resemble that remark!

LOL

I actually own a Wii but it hasn't been used in a long time. Not since I bought a new home theater system that has Netfix integrated into it.

I'm glad you've got it working decently. I was pretty sure the wired connection would work and this pretty much confirms my thinking that it's likely an interference issue of some sort.

I've seen microwave ovens make smartphones and laptops lose their wireless connection when they run so I'm thinking this is something similar originating with the wireless game controller. But if changing channels helps, then by all means, leave it as is.

Thanks for posting the fix too. You never know, that just may help someone else in the future having a similar problem.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



#1
December 2, 2013 at 08:41:32
Sounds like an IP conflict


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#2
December 2, 2013 at 09:06:41
Thanks madmax. Wouldn't it tell me there was an IP conflict if there was one? If not, how can I test for a conflict and fix it?


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December 2, 2013 at 09:47:22
To ascertain if it's an IP conflict, reboot the asus computer and see if it gives you a duplicate IP error (While your son is gaming with the xbox of course). If it doesn't, then that's not the problem. I don't know that an xbox would return a duplicate IP error.

Now, I'm not sure about a Windows 8 machine but previous versions of windows don't give up their IP when another device is given the same one by DHCP. Typically the new device is denied and IP and registers the dupe error.

If you can, connect the asus machine to the network with a cable and see what happens then when your son uses the wireless game controller. If it works fine (the asus PC) then it's likely some sort of wireless interference issue between the controller and computer's wireless network adapter.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
December 2, 2013 at 09:59:57
Thanks Curt

I have rebooted the Asus many times during my son's play (never received a duplicate IP error) so I don't think that is the issue either. Will try the physical connection you mentioned and report back. I too am suspecting an issue with the adapter on the Asus because I can use other devices at the Asus workstation without issue.

As a point of clarification, he plays on a PS3, not an Xbox. Don't know if that makes a difference but thought you should know.


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#5
December 2, 2013 at 10:44:19
LOL

It probably doesn't matter whether it's an xbox or PS3. I'm just thinking it sounds like it could very well be something with the wireless controller for the gaming console (playing it safe....lol) interfering with the wireless adapter on the Asus.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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December 2, 2013 at 11:15:00
"playing it safe"... Isn't that Wii's area with those "rubber" covers on the controllers?????

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#7
December 3, 2013 at 04:40:21
Physical connection works fine. I got into my router and changed the channel from auto to ch 10. A piece of software I found out about said it was a non-standard channel and recommended I change to ch 1, 6 or 11. I changed it to ch 11 and all seems to be better at the moment. Thanks guys for your responses.

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December 3, 2013 at 06:56:10
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"playing it safe"... Isn't that Wii's area with those "rubber" covers on the controllers?????

Hey! I resemble that remark!

LOL

I actually own a Wii but it hasn't been used in a long time. Not since I bought a new home theater system that has Netfix integrated into it.

I'm glad you've got it working decently. I was pretty sure the wired connection would work and this pretty much confirms my thinking that it's likely an interference issue of some sort.

I've seen microwave ovens make smartphones and laptops lose their wireless connection when they run so I'm thinking this is something similar originating with the wireless game controller. But if changing channels helps, then by all means, leave it as is.

Thanks for posting the fix too. You never know, that just may help someone else in the future having a similar problem.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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