If your connection speed with PS4 low when you’re trying to play a game, it can lead to all sorts of problems, from lagging in games to slow download speeds. It’s frustrating. But you can speed up ps4 download and resolve these issues with a few troubleshooting tips.

Cause of Slow Wi-Fi on PS4

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There are a number of reasons why you might experience slow internet when connected via Wi-Fi. These causes may include these and other problems:

  • Obstacles such as brick walls or other structural issues that prevent your console from discovering (and connecting to) the Internet.
  • A connection that is overloaded by multiple devices at the same time.

While it’s hard to understand exactly why your internet is so slow on PS4, there are plenty of ways to troubleshoot and fix this issue.

How to Fix Slow Wi-Fi on PS4

If you are playing on the original PS4, Slim or PS4 Pro, Wi-Fi issues may occur. These fixes work on any version of the console, although some may be more effective than others.

The original PS4 is notorious for its connectivity issues due to the wireless card installed on the console. So, if this is the version you have, problems may occur more frequently as your system ages.

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect your PS4. This is the simplest solution for dealing with slow connection feeds. All it takes is to connect your PS4 with Ethernet cable to the router. With a hard connection, you don’t have to worry about any interference and you’ll get the best connection, upload and download speeds for your PS4.

    Using a power cord means you won’t be connected via Wi-Fi, but it does mean you’ll have a better internet connection since you’ll be connected directly to your router.

  2. Move your router closer to the console. Distance may cause unstable Wi-Fi connection on PS4, especially if there is interference from interior walls or other obstacles that the Wi-Fi signal must pass through. The closer PS4 is to router the easier it will be to maintain a stable Wi-Fi connection.

    If you have brick interior walls in your home, moving closer to your router is especially important as it can be difficult for the signal to break through. At the very least, try to keep your console and router in the same room.

  3. Disable remote playback. In some specific cases, disabling Remote Play from your PS4’s settings may resolve connection issues. This is due to the fact that remote play creates its own mini-network to connect to other devices. Turning it off frees up your PS4 to focus on the game you’re currently playing.

    Remote Play settings can be found in the PS4 settings menu under «Remote Play Connection Settings».

  4. Use a 5 GHz network. 5 GHz networks will give you a stronger signal, which can handle more devices, connected to the network. If this option is available to you, connect your PS4 to it, not a 2.4GHz network.

If you need to use a 2.4GHz connection, try disconnecting other devices such as consoles, computers, and phones from the Wi-Fi network.

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