Does your team have to constantly drag you around or do you have to wait all night for your games to download? If so, your PS5’s internet may be too slow.
Having internet issues with your PS5 can be frustrating, to say the least. But there are a couple of things you can try to improve your PS5’s internet speed, so it can run and download games faster.
Why is my PS5 internet speed so slow?
There are several reasons why your PS5’s internet may be slow. It could be due to a problem with the PlayStation Network, your Wi-Fi, or a problem with your PS5 console itself. Finding out which of the above applies to your situation is the first step in solving your Internet problems.
The first thing to rule out is a problem with the PlayStation servers or the servers of the game you are trying to play. A quick Google search will confirm if there are any override issues with one of the servers you’re trying to connect to.
There may also be a problem with your internet provider. To check if this is the case, troubleshoot other elements of your home. If connectivity is lacking in your other devices, there may be something wrong with your Wi-Fi. Check with your Internet Service Provider if this is the case.
If you’ve ruled out any issues with your internet provider or PlayStation servers, the problem may lie within your home. If so, there are a few things you can try to boost the internet speed on your PS5.
Troubleshoot your home Wi-Fi
The farther your PS5 is from your router, the further the internet signal has to travel before reaching your console. This can significantly weaken the signal, especially if it has to go through thick walls.
To test your connection, run an internet speed test in both rooms where your PS5 and your router are located. your signal
Another way to strengthen your internet connection is to use a wired connection. The PS5 has an Ethernet port on the back between the USB and HDMI ports that lets you connect your console directly to your router. Using a wired connection ensures that there is no interruption in the flow of internet as it travels from your router to your PS5, giving you the strongest possible connection.
Make sure your router is not overloaded
If there are many devices connected to your Wi-Fi at the same time, your router may be overloaded. This will result in a loss of signal strength as your router is struggling to provide a strong enough internet connection all at once. Try disconnecting all other devices before playing online.
There are many other ways to improve the internet connection within your home. Check out these ways to improve the speed of your Wi-Fi router for more tips you can use to boost your PS5’s internet speed.
Configure your PS5’s Internet settings
If you’ve exhausted all of the troubleshooting methods above and your PS5’s Internet is still too slow, consider changing your console’s DNS settings. DNS stands for Domain Name System and is what the Internet uses to locate and translate IP addresses. If your PS5 is having internet problems, you can change your DNS server to the one used by Google.
Google’s DNS server is blazing fast and could give your PS5 the boost it needs to improve its internet speed. Follow the instructions below to change your PS5’s DNS settings.
- Open your PS5 settings by pressing the gear icon.
- Navigate to Net and open the Settings.
- Click on Set up your internet connection.
- Select the connection you’re currently using and press the options button on the DualSense controller to view the settings.
- to press Advanced settings.
- Enter the following parameters:
IP address settings: Automatic.
DHCP hosts: Do not specify.
DNS configuration: Manual.
Primary DNS: 184.108.40.206
Secondary DNS: 220.127.116.11
Proxy servicea: Do not use.
MTU settings: Automatic.
Your PS5 will now be connected to Google’s DNS server and you should notice a significant improvement in internet speed. If you want to know more about DNS servers, check out our guide explaining how DNS servers affect internet speed so much.
These tips should improve your PS5’s internet speed
Online gaming would seem surprising to someone in the early 90s whose experience with multiplayer gaming would have been limited to huddling around a TV screen in their friend’s garage, and it is.
But a fast and reliable internet connection is required for a good online gaming experience. With these tips, you should be able to make your PS5 internet faster, so you can both improve your online gaming performance and speed up your PS5 download speed.
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