• If your PS4 won’t connect to the internet, there are a number of possible causes, from network connectivity to cable or Wi-Fi issues.
  • You should first ensure that your Wi-Fi network is working properly by testing other devices, and then troubleshoot the PS4’s connection.
  • Try these five solutions to fix your problem and connect your PS4 to the internet.
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If your PS4 is unable to get online, you won’t be able to take advantage of many of the console’s most important features, like multiplayer gaming, streaming video, and installing new games.

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Why your PS4 won’t connect to the internet, and how to fix it

Foto: You can use several different methods to troubleshoot your PS4 controller if it won’t charge.sourceAlex Pantling/Getty Images

There are many possible reasons why you can’t connect your PS4 to the internet.

You can troubleshoot the issue with these five quick solutions. If none of them work, you may need to contact Sony’s PS4 support team or your internet service provider.

Check to see if the PlayStation Network is online

Foto: Ensure the PlayStation Network is online before you try more extensive troubleshooting steps.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider

If you can get online but can’t access the PSN, your first step should be to make sure it’s online.

You can go to the PSN Network Status Page on another device to see if the status is green. If it's down, you might just need to wait a while for the issue to be fixed.

Determine if other devices can connect to the internet

Foto: Check to see if your phone or computer is connected to the internet.sourceCasezy Idea/Shutterstock

If your PS4 is having trouble connecting to the internet, you might want to narrow down where the problem is right away by determining if the issue is with your PS4 or with your Wi-Fi network.

1. Check to see if other devices on your home network, like computers and tablets, can connect.

2. You should also make sure that devices on the same kind of connection are working - for example, if your PS4 is connected to the router with a wired Ethernet cable, then plug a computer into the router as well. If the PS4 is using Wi-Fi, connect to Wi-Fi with your phone and see if it works.

3. If your other devices can't connect either, it's time to power off your modem and router, wait several minutes, and turn them back on. If that still doesn't work, contact your internet service provider for help.

Check your PS4's connection to the router

Foto: Try playing with your PS4 Ethernet cables and ports, or move the console closer to your Wi-Fi router.sourceJomic/Shutterstock

If other devices are connecting to the internet but your PS4 cannot, it's starting to look like you have an issue with your PS4. It may be your wired or wireless connection, or your settings. We'll start with the connection.

  • If you are connecting via Ethernet, try swapping out the cable to see if it's the issue. You might also try plugging into a different Ethernet port on the router, in case the port has blown.
  • If you are using Wi-Fi, be sure you are using the correct Wi-Fi password (see the next section). If the password is correct, try moving the PS4 closer to the Wi-Fi router in case something is interfering with the signal.

Re-enter your PS4's Wi-Fi password

Foto: Go to Settings and choose to set up your internet connection to ensure your Wi-Fi settings are correct.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider

Make sure your password is correct by re-entering it on the PS4.

1. Using the PS4 controller, select "Settings."

2. Select "Network" and then select "Set Up Internet Connection."

3. Select "Use Wi-Fi"

4. Select "Easy."

5. Choose your Wi-Fi network from the list, enter the password, and wait for it to connect.

Check your PS4's DNS settings

Foto: When you choose to test your connection, the PS4 attempts to go online and evaluate the upload and download speed.sourceDave Johnson/Business Insider

If none of the previous steps solved your problem, some users have found that changing the PS4's DNS server settings - which is like an address book that tells your PS4 how to find locations on the internet - can fix connection issues.

1. Using the PS4 controller, select "Settings."

2. Select "Network" and then select "Set Up Internet Connection."

3. Select either "Use Wi-Fi" or "Use a LAN Cable" depending upon how you're connecting.

4. Select "Custom." If necessary, choose your Wi-Fi network from the list.

5. Select "Automatic." Then select "Do Not Specify" and then "Manual."

6. Select "Primary DNS" and then enter ""

7. Select "Secondary DNS" and then enter ""

8. Select "Next."

9. Select "Automatic."

10. Select "Do Not Use."

Now test your internet connection. If it's still not working, you should contact Sony's PS4 support for additional assistance.

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