With the release of the new generation of consoles PS5 and Xbox Series C, the old versions of consoles have not lost their relevance. At the moment, they’re years-proven devices with a library of hundreds of different games waiting for you.
This is particularly true of the PS4 console, it’s a great device that even now people are willingly buying. This is due to the fact that this console has still not lost its relevance. On it remains a high online and developers are still releasing new games on this device. In this regard, as well as with the shortage of new PS5 Sony even recently announced that they would release another million consoles PS4.
It would seem that for such a lifespan and its popularity the console should be perfect. Unfortunately, though PS4 is very good, it has a number of common problems and bugs, some of which Sony can’t fix until now. In particular, users are still facing problems when connecting to the Internet.
Why PS4 can’t connect via Wi-Fi
Most people today choose to connect their consoles wirelessly to the Internet. It is very convenient and fast. Plus you won’t be bothered by wires lying around your house. There are some drawbacks to this solution, such as problems with download speeds or pings.
However, if you have decided that you want to connect your console using a wireless WiFi network you may face the fact that the PS4 will simply refuse to connect to your network, or it may connect but not have access to the Internet. There may be different reasons for this. Some of the most common ones are:
- Problems with the PSN service.
- Incorrect password from your access point.
- Problems with your router.
How to fix problems connecting to the Wi-Fi on the PS4
If you’re unlucky enough to face such problems then you have several ways to solve this situation. They don’t require much time and you will need just a few minutes to perform them. To do this you need:
Check your router
First, you should check if your router is working at all. Try connecting other devices and see if the Internet is available on them. You should also restart your router and try connecting the PS4 again. Simply unplug it for 30 seconds and then plug it back in. This often solves most connection problems.
Check your password
You may also have problems with an incorrect password. You should check your password, perhaps keep it written in front of you when you enter it. After that, you should:
On your console, go to Settings (the gear icon on the top menu of the home screen)
Then select Network and then select Set Up Internet Connection
Here you need to click on Use Wi-Fi and select Easy
Now select your home network and use the on-screen keyboard to enter your password again.
Check the location of your router
Another problem that may be preventing you from connecting may be that you have objects between the PC4 and your router that interfere with the signal access and it’s too weak. If possible, move your router as close to the console as possible.
You can also try to use an ethernet cable to connect, insert one end into the router and the other into the port at the back of the console. In this case, you will not care about the distance between the console and the router.
Check if the PSN is working properly
The problem might have been caused by Sony and there might have been a massive failure in the PlayStation Network. In this case, access to network services will be restricted. It is quite easy to check this. Just google it. Reports about such failures appear rather quickly on the net. All you have to do is to wait for the problem to be fixed.
Using these simple steps you can fix any problems you have with your console connection to the internet.