How to Stop Lags on the PS3

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Things You'll Need

  • Router
  • Ethernet cable

One of the most appealing features for the Sony PlayStation 3 console is the ability for its users to play games online. However, one of the downsides to playing online games on the PS3, as well as other game systems, is the occasional lag. When the system lags, it becomes difficult to play because the games become choppy, which causes gamers to not perform as well. There are steps you can take to reduce the lag and improve your PS3's online performance.

Place your router as close to your PS3 console as possible if using a wireless connection. Avoid placing the router and PS3 console in separate rooms.

Connect an Ethernet cable from your router to the Ethernet port on your PS3 for a more reliable connection than Wi-Fi. Ensure that the Ethernet cable isn't bent or twisted or obstructed in any way.


Use a quality router from a respected brand, such as Linksys or DLink. Contact Sony or your Internet provider and request a router that will provide top performance.


Stop all computer downloads and file-sharing applications on your network. Limit Internet use to the game you are playing while playing games online.



About the Author

Joshua White has been writing since 2004. He has written articles for his collegiate newspaper, the "Corsair," and White holds an Associate of Arts in journalism from Santa Monica College.

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