Are you tired of slow internet speeds and laggy gameplay on your PlayStation 5?
The solution might be as simple as changing the Wi-Fi frequency band from 2.4GHz to 5GHz. By default, the PS5 connects to Wi-Fi on the 2.4GHz band, which can be crowded and slow.
But by switching to the 5GHz band, you can enjoy better speed, low latency, and higher bandwidth for high-resolution games.
In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of setting up your PS5 to use the 5GHz Wi-Fi frequency band in just a few easy steps.
Set the Wi-Fi Frequency Band to 5GHz on PS5
You need to check if your Router has 5GHz band support, then you need to access network settings to do that:
- Go to Settings from the PS5 homepage
- Scroll down to Network and click on it to access Network Settings
- Choose Settings from the left sidebar and scroll down to Set up Internet Connection from the expanded menu
- You should see the WiFi you are connected to and pressing the options key as shown in the image would open a menu with the WiFi.
- Choose Wi-Fi Frequency Bands and set it to 5 GHz.
If you are unable to see the 5GHz option, then your Wi-Fi router doesn’t have 5GHz support, or try to connect with the 5GHz option your router generates if it has one.
Here are a few routers that we have used ourselves and you can check them out too.
Here’s also a helpful video for changing your Wi-Fi band on PS5.
Will changing the Wi-Fi frequency band on my PS5 affect other devices on my network
No, changing the Wi-Fi frequency band on your PS5 should not affect other devices on your network. Each device on the network communicates with the router independently
Can I use both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands on my PS5 at the same time?
Yes, you can use both bands simultaneously on your PS5. However, keep in mind that some devices may automatically connect to the 2.4GHz band if they are closer to the router
Can PS5 connect to 6 GHz?
No, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) does not currently support the 6GHz Wi-Fi frequency band