PS5 is a console that can run a variety of games at the best settings. However, online games require players to maintain a stable ping. Moreover, digital copies of the game can take hours to download if you are not using a fast network. However, you can get better speed and ping while using the same router as before by just switching to the 5GHz band. Unfortunately, many PS5 players are complaining that their PS5 is not connecting & recognizing the 5GHz Wi-Fi network. Therefore, we will be discussing some of the best fixes on how to get over this issue.
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PS5 not connecting & recognizing 5GHz Wi-Fi network: How to fix it
These are the following fixes through which you can connect and make your PS5 recognize the 5Ghz Wi-fi band:
1) Force 5Ghz Wi-Fi connection:
- The first thing that you need to do is turn your PS5 on.
- After that, you will have to go to the Settings option.
- Now, you will have to select Network.
- From here, you will have to select “Settings”.
- Once you are inside Network settings, you will have to select an option that says “Set Up Internet Connection”.
- Now, you will have to wait patiently to allow PS5 to complete the initial scan.
- After that, you will have to press the “Options” button on your controller so that you can access the advanced menu.
- Now, you will have to select 5GHz in the option that says “Wi-Fi Frequency Bands”.
- After this, the PlayStation will re-scan for Wi-Fi networks that are available in that particular band.
- Now, you will have to wait for a few seconds.
- Once the 5 GHz networks are visible, you will have to select the network you would like to establish a connection.
- After this, you will have to enter the credentials to log into the wifi network, and eventually, you will be connected to it.
2) Reset your router
You can also try resetting your router. For this, you will have to locate the reset button on your router. You have to press and hold that button for 10-15 seconds. After that, you will have to wait for the router to reboot. Once it reboots, you will have to connect your PS5 to the router again.
3) Get your router closer to your PS5
5GHz connection has a relatively low range than a 2.4 Ghz network. Therefore, make sure that you physically move your router closer to your PS5.
4) Enable Port Forwarding on your router
- Open the router’s web interface on your system. For this, you will have to type the router’s IP address on your web browser and hit enter.
- Now, you will have to find an option called “Port Forwarding” or “Virtual Server” section in the settings of your router. You might find it under the advanced or Firewall settings.
- Now, you will have to create a new port forwarding rule by specifying the port number or range, the protocol (TCP or UDP), and the local IP address of the device you want to forward traffic to.
- After this, you will have to save settings and exit. However, you will have to keep in mind that Port Forwarding can be enabled through different methods as well.
5) Change the DNS settings of the router
You can also try adjusting the DNS settings of your router. This is because it might be possible that the problem you are facing with the 5Ghz network is due to the DNS servers being set to 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 on the router. To fix the issue, you can remove the DNS server settings from the router and then try connecting the PS5 to the 5GHz network again. This should allow the PS5 to connect to the network without any issues.
By following these steps, you will be able to enjoy the speed of the 5Ghz network on your PS5. On this note, do not forget to visit Androidgram for the latest updates in the world of tech and gaming.