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Old 07-24-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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every freaking time I turn on my ps3 it boots my laptop off of the internet. any ideas why.

both are being fed a wireless signal from my router.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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Do you know if your router is set to assign static or dynamic IPs?
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ummmm they both have there own IP # but I'll check
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The most likely reason is that both the laptop and the PS3 are using the same IP address.

Easiest way to handle it is to make sure the router is acting as a DHCP server (assigning dynamic IP addresses) and the PS3 and the laptop are set as DHCP clients.

Basically, you don't want to have any static IP addresses.

Also, make sure no one else can get on your wireless network you'll want to change the default password on your router and enable encryption.

(there are other measures you can take too to make your wirelss network secure... like enable the wireless MAC filter and disable the SSID broadcast)
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I did have the ultra-rare occurance of two devices having the same mac address which had a simular effect. That was a fun one to trace down but I got it.
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Yeah, that'* super rare... like time to go get a lottery ticket rare. Did it happen with no-name network cards? The only time I've heard of that happening is with cheap-o network cards. Chances of that happening with a brand name NIC are near nil.
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Toss the PS3 out the door.. er uh..actually leave the laptop off.. less posting
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