PS4 Slim News and Update – 5 GHz Wi-Fi Support and More

PS4 is notorious for only supporting 2.4 GHz and not 5 GHz. While it is true that 2.4 GHz is faster and provides more download speed than 5 GHz, having the option to support 5 GHz can be very convenient for many players who like to do online gaming using that Wi-Fi. A 5 GHz Wi-Fi connection will not often make it better unless your router is capable of 802.11AC Wi-Fi. 802.11N 5 GHz Wi-Fi has less range than 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. 2.4 GHz restriction prevents players from getting disconnected from online games due to lag. Take the example of a new smartphone that picks up a 2.5 and 5.0 SSID broadcast. You can see how much more consistent and faster your 2.4 will be past a few feet.

via wccftech
via wccftech

You now have the option to connect 5 GHz Wi-Fi

However, it appears the new Playstation Slim will support 2.4 GHz band and other frequencies as leaked by twitter user shortman82.

“The frequencies used by the wireless networking feature of this product are the 2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz ranges.” It goes on further “Only use 5 GHz band wireless equipment indoors.” The next picture shows direct screen capture and even though the “Wi-Fi Frequency Band in Use” option is set to 2.4 GHz, players should be happy that at least they will have the option to choose 5 GHz.

There is no official confirmation from Sony yet so we’ll have to wait until the official announcement. The PS4 Slim is a slimmer version of Sony’s flagship console and is expected to be announced on September 7th. For more news related to PS4 and Sony stay tuned to MobiPicker.

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