Belkin's Pre N Router Laggy on PS3 network

Posted by Steven Suwatanapongched on February 10, 2008

I’ve spent the better part of this cold weekend indoors trying to configure my PS3 to work on the Playstation Network. My problem was that I would get lag when playing Puzzle Fighter 3 Turbo HD Remix. I’ve been using the Belkin Pre-N Router for the past few months for everything but gaming and have been content with it. But frankly, it doesn’t play well with my PS3! I went to portforward.com and forwarded all the ports to my PS3, and I still got lag! The only time I wouldn’t get that much lag would be to hook the system straight to my cable modem. I tried everything from giving a static IP address, wireless setup, to even a wired connection to the router, all of which did nothing to remove the lag.

I switched my router back to the Linksys WRT54GX4 SRX 400, forwarded all the ports, and it worked! So the problem then was truly the Belkin router. As much as I liked Belkin’s hardware and performance, I never really liked it’s GUI on the router setup page. I only retired this Linksys router because for a period of time it would drop wireless connections every few minutes. I always thought it was because in my area there would be blackouts/surges all the time, which seems to fry the wireless portion of my routers. But it seems to be holding up fine now. Go figure. I’ve always liked Linksys routers/switches (I’ve gone through about 3-4 of them over the years), but they just don’t seem to last long. Let’s hope this one holds up.