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How to Connect Gaming Consoles to Your WiFi Network

Jul 20, 2020Blog

These steps will help you properly connect your gaming consoles to your WiFi.

The list is broken out by type of gaming console/device and the steps to take:

 

How to Connect Playstation (PS4) to Wi-Fi

Here’s how to connect your Playstation to your wireless home network:

  1. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
  2. Choose Set up Internet Connection.
  3. Choose Use WiFi,
  4. Choose Easy
  5. Find your Wi-Fi network name and select it.
  6. Enter your Wi-Fi password.
  7. Choose Set Up Manually to configured and customize the rest of your settings.

 

How to Connect Xbox One to WiFi

Here’s how to connect your Xbox to your wireless home network:

  1. On your Xbox One controller, press the Menu
  2. Choose settings.
  3. Choose the network you want to connect to.
  4. Choose Set Up Wireless Network.
  5. Find your Wi-Fi network name and select it.
  6. Enter your Wi-Fi password.
  7. You can select Test Network Connection in the Network Settings screen to make sure your gaming console connected successfully.

 

How to Connect Nintendo Switch to WiFi

Here’s how to connect your Nintendo Switch to your wireless home network:

  1. Go to the Home
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Choose Internet, then Internet Settings.
  4. Find your Wi-Fi network name and select it.
  5. Enter your Wi-Fi password.
  6. The device will test your internet connection. Select OK to complete the Wi-Fi connection.

 

How to Get the Best Performance out of your Gaming Console on WiFi

Here are some general tips for connecting your gaming consoles to your home network and maintaining their performance:

Make sure you have enough speed. Depending on the type of gaming device or console you have, you need to make sure you’re on the right Wi-Fi speed for your gaming needs. If your Wi-Fi speed isn’t enough, you will experience gaming lag.

Try a wired connection. Sometimes a wireless connection won’t be enough. But running wires all over your home isn’t a great solution either. Good thing there’s another way.

You can use network adapters to get a wired-like connection with less wires. All you need is existing coax wiring and coax Ethernet adapters to make it work. This setup works well for gaming because it cuts out the risk of latency and lag.

Click here to learn more about how MoCA technology and network adapters will boost your home Wi-Fi network.

Invest in a Wi-Fi manager. Managing your Wi-Fi will make it easier to connect your gaming consoles and monitor their performance. This will enhance your gaming experience.

A Wi-Fi management tool that we recommend is Optim. It’s available from reputable Internet Service Providers (ISP). With Optim you get smooth video, gaming and whole-home Wi-Fi network coverage.

Want more on enhancing your gaming experience by reducing lag and bettering your home Wi-Fi? Check out Actiontec’s blog.  

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