Here’s how to fix PS4 slow WiFi speed issues and download problems that you may encounter in 2017 when using your console at home in real time.
In this case the actual covert maybe your router and what we found today is a fix to the issue. Sony is in such a position of having one of the world’s most popular video-gaming platforms in the PlayStation 4. Millions and millions of users turn the system on a daily basis to interact with everything that it offers. All that doesn’t mean they always get a seamless experience, though. For those who may have been experiencing WiFi issues with the hardware then there are a few things to cure it, you can do to actually tray and eradicate those problems.
As some you have noticed by now, PS4 WiFi chip can cause conflict with many WiFi routers out there, basically throttling the wireless network speeds down by 90% as soon as it’s turned on. Once when you turn off PS4, the problem goes away a bit fairly. And if you are having this issue, here is what you can do to help fix the WiFi woes that you maybe having with your PS4 and of course, your WiFi network.
Move Router Away from PS4: Moving Sony’s gaming console away from the router can sometime fix this issue altogether. It is best to have the PS4 in a different position and room to your WiFi router or opposite ends in the same room where possible.
Toggle (and Disable) Remote Play for Vita & TV: When Remote Play for PS Vita is turned on, the PlayStation 4 finally go throgh the process of creating its own mini wireless network to be able to broadcast content to other devices. This same performance causes wireless frequencies to conflict with one another and introduce WiFi download speed issues. If this type of functionality isn’t needed anymore then make sure it is turned off at every time.
To do this, head over to Settings > Remote Play Connection Settings, and uncheck Connect Directly with PS Vita/PS TV. You can also keep Enable Remote Play option activated if you so wish to.
Use 5GHz WiFi Network: Yes, 5GHz networks tend to have less distortion compared to more common 2GHz networks. If your router support it, make sure you connect your PS4 to 5GHz wireless network whenever possible.
Change Router’s WiFi Channel: Now, that beyond the technical capabilities of some individuals, which can be beneficial to get rid of WiFi speed issues. To do so, head into the settings of the router and actually change the WiFi channel. Set this directly to AUTO, or experiment with different channels to see what yields the best results.
Switch to LAN Cable: This is another one seem like a last resort, and it really is, but if the problem still exists then simply move across to a hard-wired connection to take all the WiFi problems that may persist. It’s still a good practice to go through the process of turning off the PS Vita Remote Play functionality as mentioned already and putting the device in the best possible location to succeed.
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