Yeah, when my ps3 is connected it has excellent signal strength, and the router channel is not the problem
I can tell it isn't a problem with the router because my laptop works fine with the router, and the ps3's wifi light turns off when this happens. Even if I try to scan for a network, the green wifi light on the ps3 remains off and it doesn't find any access points. This means the wireless card is just off and is not responding.
The only way to get it working again is to reboot the console. Do you think I can fix this by replacing the card with one from a cechc03? Would this problem effect my Ethernet connectivity? i have bridged the connection from my laptop so that my ps3 can connect to the internet using Ethernet to my laptop, which is connected through wi-fi.
When i first tried it, it didn't get an ip address, then didn't detect the Ethernet. I rebooted the ps3 and it suddenly detected the Ethernet and the internet has been working fine for about 6 hours now. I hope the "Ethernet is not connected" was just a temporary thing due to configuration.. are old ps3s known for having connectivity problems after years of usage?