Connecting PS4 to your Wi-Fi is a pretty easy task to achieve. We have enlisted all the necessary steps to help you with the process. It is advised to connect your PlayStation directly to the router via an Ethernet cable to get the optimum results from your console.
However, it is not always viable to do so. In such cases, you can always connect the PlayStation 4 to your Wi-Fi. Here, we have accumulated a detailed step by step process on how to connect PS4 to Wi-Fi.
Step 1: Go to the Settings icon, second to the last one, on the PS4 Menu screen.
Step 2: Click on the (X) on your remote control to select the Settings option.
Step 3: Select the Network from the options given.
Step 4: Click on the Connect to the internet option. Make sure the box is checked.
Step 5: Click on Set Up Internet Connection.
Step 6: Click on the Use Wi-Fi option for “How do you want to connect to the network?”.
Step 7: Select the Easy option for “How do you want to set up the Internet connection?” and click on the (X) on your remote control again.
Step 8: Let it find your available networks in your area. This might take a while to show up your network connection.
Step 9: Select the network connection (SSID) that you want to use for your PS4.
Step 10: When prompted for your password, enter a valid password and select the DONE button.
Step 11: Now highlight the OK button for “What is the password for XXXX?” and click on the (X) on your remote control.
Step 12: Wait for the system to check for the password and make a connection with the Wi-Fi you selected earlier. It might take a few seconds
Step 13: Voila! You are now ready to go.
Follow all the steps mentioned above and get gaming. In certain cases, these steps might not work as much as you expected. We have you covered for all such troubles related to connecting the console to the Wi-Fi.
Read on to know more if you have any troubles or queries with your connection.
1. Why won’t my PS4 connect to my Wi-Fi?
It happens sometimes that your console won’t connect to the Wi-Fi. This might be because of several reasons. The first thing you must try is to Restart your Playstation and Router. Once done, you can reconnect the console to your Wi-Fi. Or you can also try to move the PS4 closer to the router, as something might be interfering with the Wi-Fi signal.
2. Can’t connect to Wi-Fi within the PS4 time limit?
If your PS4 can’t connect to the Wi-Fi within the time limit, it can because of the default settings. The PlayStation 4 automatically uses the DNS servers provided by your network provider.
This might not work for all cases. Here you should enter new DNS settings manually. Entering DNS servers manually is a great way to increase your connectivity given that the servers provide better network connection.
3. Why is the Wi-Fi on my PS4 so slow?
Many people complain of their Wi-Fi being slow while using it on their PlayStation. The most common reason for this is interference.
The strength of a Wi-Fi connection is lowered due to obstructions like walls, doors, or ceilings. It could also be due to the overload of streaming devices connected at the same time, that might slow up the established connection.
4. How do I make my PS4 Wi-Fi stronger?
See if the other devices connected to your Wi-Fi are working fine. If so, then you would like to make sure there is no blockage between the router and your console. Reducing space between them is a great way to maintain a stronger connection between your PlayStation and Wi-Fi connection.
5. Can I connect my PS4 to my phone Wi-Fi?
Yes, you can connect the PS4 to your phone Wi-Fi. All you have to do is scan the PS4 for available networks, select your mobile hotspot network, enter your password and you are all set up. You can also test the connection if required to ensure that you get proper download and upload speeds.
Now that you have all the information needed to connect your PlayStation to the Wi-Fi, make sure you follow all the steps above for a smooth and hassle-free connection. For troubleshooting, additional information might be of help. If none of the above methods work, you should contact your Internet Service Provider or SONY to help you with the connection.