Ethernet Cable for PS3?

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#1 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (6421 posts) -

Hi Guys

I'm thinking of hooking up my PS3 to the net soon, so I need some ethernet cable to run to my bedroom, from my computer modem (cheapest way for me). Are all ethernet cables the same? Will any work with the PS3, does it needcertain connector etc.

Any info would be great!

#2 Posted by tangentz (37 posts) -
You can use any normal network cable.
#3 Posted by thefoolagain200 (1653 posts) -
i went to bestbuy and bought a 20 foot ethernet cable for $15 i think and it works great. and yes i think they are all pretty much the same.
#4 Posted by fynne (8078 posts) -
The PS3 actually comes with an ethernet cable. Not sure how long it is though, since I didn't unwrap it. I'm connecting wirelessly.
#5 Posted by other44 (1494 posts) -

yeah i did the same.. im running a 20 meter ethernet cable to my computer modem.

im in australia on ADSL 2+ and i can DL from PSN at about 2m/s, not bad!

#6 Posted by other44 (1494 posts) -

yeah i did the same.. im running a 20 meter ethernet cable to my computer modem.

im in australia on ADSL 2+ and i can DL from PSN at about 2m/s, not bad!

#7 Posted by zzzaaa (616 posts) -

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10208&cs_id=1020801&p_id=2151&seq=1&format=2&style=

4 bucks plus shipping for 25 feet

#8 Posted by ny_number1 (328 posts) -
anything is good...
#9 Posted by DX_HBK_HHH (1452 posts) -
i went onto amazon got a 20 foot for £4
#11 Posted by 2headedhawaiian (1531 posts) -
If you need such a long cable, it just makes more sense to run wirelessly. Who wants to have a cable running through a hallway from room to room?
#12 Posted by other44 (1494 posts) -
the point is that a $10 cable is cheaper than a $200 wireless router!
#13 Posted by 2headedhawaiian (1531 posts) -

the point is that a $10 cable is cheaper than a $200 wireless router!other44

Uh, bro, wireless routers do not cost two hundred bucks. I got mineabout five years ago for forty dollars.

#14 Posted by other44 (1494 posts) -

[QUOTE="other44"]the point is that a $10 cable is cheaper than a $200 wireless router!2headedhawaiian

Uh, bro, wireless routers do not cost two hundred bucks. I got mineabout five years ago for forty dollars.

uh broo.... maybe in the US of whatever...
in Australia; things are different...

#15 Posted by a-tek (945 posts) -
The PS3 comes with a fairly long cable. What's really nice about the one that comes with your PS3 is that its a CAT6, which is a lot faster than a regular CAT5 networking cable. It's the same plug in though, so it doesn't matter which one you get.
#16 Posted by KanefromCanada (119 posts) -

The best is Cat6 cable then Cat 5e then Cat 5... Cat6 cable is the fastest

#17 Posted by 2headedhawaiian (1531 posts) -
[QUOTE="2headedhawaiian"]

[QUOTE="other44"]the point is that a $10 cable is cheaper than a $200 wireless router!other44

Uh, bro, wireless routers do not cost two hundred bucks. I got mineabout five years ago for forty dollars.

uh broo.... maybe in the US of whatever...
in Australia; things are different...

I just assumed that if you can get ethernet cables for ten bucks, like us, you could find a router for fifty bucks, like us. If I'm wrong, I apologize. I would probably not pay $200 for the benefits of wireless.

#18 Posted by imatool29 (1 posts) -
my xbox broke so im buying a ps3 is it the same as xbox live just ethernet cable into modem and internet cable into modem or usb/ethernet adapter