There’s nothing more annoying than losing internet connectivity while playing a game. You will not just lose the game but also your mental peace because you were so immersed in the experience. Being forced out of it is a very sour feeling.
Unfortunately, this is a peril of the wireless world. Sometimes, you have to make do with things that are absolutely irritating and PS4 disconnecting from the Wi-Fi is one of them.
The good news is that more often than not, you can easily solve this problem. It won’t take a lot of your time either. Today, we shall touch upon the most common reasons why you may be facing this issue and help you with the answer.
PS4 Keeps Disconnecting From Wi-Fi – Possible Reasons
Let’s start by summing up the popular reasons behind this problem:
- You have a weak internet connection
- You are quite far away from the router and your PS4 is not able to pick the signal consistently
- The wires are loose
- The PS4 changes the bandwidth automatically
PS4 Disconnects From Wi-Fi – Common Solutions
Here’s what you can do to solve the issue:
Sometimes the easiest solution is the right solution. So, we recommend that you start by checking if the connection is strong and in accordance with the internet plan. If the server is down or if there’s an issue with the backend, you may face connectivity problems.
Make sure this concern is out of the way before proceeding.
Distance Between The PS4 and The Router
If you have a high-powered router, you can ignore this. If you have a basic one, you should be concerned about the distance between your device and related interference. Walls and other electronic devices can make this worse.
Please consider changing your location and setting up your gaming zone near the router (or vice-versa).
Disconnect all wires, unplug the power source, and wait for a few seconds. Plug them back again. Do this not just with the router but also with your PS4. This process will fix any loose wires and connec0tions.
Automatic Bandwidth Adjustments
We all know there are 2 bandwidths – 2.4 and 5 GHz. The PS4 usually selects the best one automatically. While this sounds good, the problem arises when the switching is random, sudden, and in between games. Of course, the PS4 has its reasons but we suffer in the end.
To solve this, make sure you manually go to Settings and choose one of the bandwidths. You can try both of them separately and see what works for you. Some gamers have said that 2.4 works wonders while others swear by 5 GHz. So, we can’t really tell you which one’s better. Try it out and conclude!
If none of our solutions has worked for you, it is a sign of a deeper problem. Please get technical advice from Sony and determine the way forward. But, we sincerely hope it doesn’t come to this.
We look forward to your comments telling us what worked and what did not. Do not forget to leave your feedback.