PlayStation Update 4.50 is Causing WiFi Issues
Last week Sony finally delivered the PlayStation 4’s big 4.50 system update. The firmware update comes with a host of new features, including: external HDD support, PSVR improvements, GIF support, voice chat for remote play, custom wallpaper and profile colours, and boost mode. Unfortunately, the update also came with some issues affecting a number of users.
According to numerous PS4 gamers voicing their complaints on the official PlayStation Forums, the 4.50 system update seems to be causing some infuriating WiFi issues. Players whose wireless networks worked fine before are now reporting connection errors and heavy lag. At the time of reporting, Sony has yet to offer any official response to PS4 owners having issues with WiFi, but users on the PlayStation Forums have proposed a variety of possible fixes.
Here is a list of fixes:
- Switch your wireless router’s signal support from B/G/N to just B/G. This workaround requires accessing your wireless router’s internal settings by typing the IP address of your wireless router into your web browser and entering the username and password.
- Some users are reporting success after either disabling their router’s wireless password or switching security from WPA2 to something else. I would not recommend compromising your wireless security. Maybe skip this, and try option three.
- If all else fails, connect your PlayStation 4 physically via a network cable. If this solution were in any way convenient we wouldn’t be worrying about wireless connections at all, but some folks just can’t deal with cables all over the place.
Hopefully Sony comes up with an official fix soon, as nobody enjoys farting around with your WiFi settings.
Have you been experiencing issues since the update? Tell us in the comments below.