Can I change the port on shaw cable modem to get faster connection speed on my ps3
Make sure that UPnP is on, which will help your connections if it isn't currently enabled.
Other than that, I'm not sure what you mean by change the port.
Welcome to the club. First off, you don't need to change any settings on your ps3, and even without UPnP being on in the modem settings you will get a strong signal, trust me I've experimented lots in the last 6.5 months. Do a speedtest on your computer next time this happens. Tonight I couldn't even watch a movie I purchased through CinemaNow on my ps3 because my bb100 speed was 1.57 mbps. I was signed out of psn 3 times trying to get it to work.The highest speed I got using speedtest.net from 6pm until 10pm was 1.87 mbps and right now at 11:55pm I am still only getting 1.98mbps. Here is what the shaw speedtest gives me.
I would expect a worse ping if it was congestion...
But that is definately poor!
This is what I've had since August, first with bb50 and now with bb100. only from 5pm til about 2am and the ping has always been fine, upload always good, only download problems. And it's shaw that is saying it's congestion in my area
At least your ping times are good then...
2mbps is usable, but not if you're having 4500 ms pings (speaking from experience), hopefully it gets fixed soon...
socom911 What do you mean when you asked about changing port?
It's not usable fpr streaming movies in HD from CinemaNow, nor is it usable for playing on the ps3 when I keep getting signed out of the psn while trying to play an online game. And that was happening with my computer disconnected from the modem and nothing else connected except the ps3. I'm pretty sure socom911 is talking about opening ports on his modem, for some online games on the ps3 when having connection problems one of the big solutions out there is to open the ports for that particular game or to put your ps3 in a dmz mode to allow all the ports to be open for any game. Kind of an urban myth since the ports do open automatically. I have tried games with ports opened on the router, as well as putting my ps3 into dmz and have never experienced any difference in my connection speeds going all the way back to when MW2 came out. Heres my speedtest results at 8:15 this morning
I can verify and agree with mrgordos... Unless it's reaaaallllly late at night (after midnight) I've pretty much given up playing PS3 games online - or even watching Netflix for that matter. Too much lag in the games and too many times buffering the feed in Netflix.
It's not the PS3's fault and pretty sure it's not the modem's fault either. It's most likely simply oversaturation on your node - which you cannot do anything about unfortunately. The only other thing I can think of would be if your PS3 was getting the internet thru wifi or cable. If wifi... try running a cable to it if you can and see if it helps. The DPC3825 only has 2 wifi antennas so the range isn't all that great.
Just following up here to see if your question has been answered. As has already been mentioned, recofiguring port settings on the router would not be a recommended strategy if what you are trying to do is improve speeds through your PS3, or any other device for that matter. Please check Slow Internet Speeds for more information on what you can do if you are currently getting lower than expected speeds. If you are still getting slow speeds when performing speed tests with a single computer directly connected to the modem for testing purposes, please let me know and I'd be happy to take a closer look!
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