How to Get Better Internet for your PS4
Any serious gamer knows that a wired connection is best. Little satisfies like a high level of security and virtually no risk of wireless interference. Any other type of connection for your gaming rig to the router will compromise your gaming connection with higher latency and lag times.
Of course there are reasons why people avoid wired Ethernet connections, includes the need to drill holes in walls to pull cables through. It makes sense that users turn to alternative connection methods for their gaming console.
Let’s take a look at a few options for getting a better home network connection.
WiFi networks can help you achieve good speeds, but some still have lower reliability. On average standard mesh WiFi networks have higher latency or lag times. A standard mesh repeater only extends the WiFi signal while taking up some of the bandwidth for its connection. Because of this, gamers can experience delays and signal interferences.
There are many power adapters on the market. Unfortunately, they don’t always live up to their speed hype. In addition, because they connect via a home’s electrical wiring, they subject your network to interference. Signal interference causes lag in a connection, and we know that this is bad for gaming.
Ethernet to your Router
A guaranteed reliable network can be achieved by wiring a gaming console directly to your router. The easiest way of course if if your PS4 is right next to your router. Otherwise, you will need to install or wire Ethernet through your walls, which can be challenging, messy and costly.
MoCA is a wired technology that allows you to connect your router to other devices in your home by using the existing coaxial wiring in your walls. MoCA creates a superhighway between these devices, with exceptionally high speeds and reliable signals, which is ideal for gaming.
You have two primary options for MoCA: 1] MoCA Network Extenders, and 2] MoCA Adapters.
The MoCA Network Extender is a hybrid wired-wireless option. With a MoCA Network Extender, you’ll get an ultra-high-speed and reliable signal between your router and the Extender using your home’s coaxial wiring. From there the Network Extender sends out a WiFi signal to the dead zones in your home, which can be used by gaming consoles or any other wireless device.
To get the fast and reliable connection needed for gaming, you may want to go fully wired. MoCA Adapters will directly connect a PS4 to a router via the existing coaxial wiring in a home. This entirely wired option is also easy to set up. You simply connect one adapter to your router and another to the PS4 that’s near a coaxial port. MoCA adapters are designed to give high throughput, low latency, and low packet loss.