6 Ways to Fix PS4 Won’t connect to WiFi [ Updated 2021 ]

I have been using PS4 for one year, and nothing has found any problem. However, Some users facing an issue PS4 won’t connect to WiFi. In this post, I will share the reasons and 6 Ways to Fix PS4 Won’t connect to WiFi.

If you are facing the same issue, then you came to the right place.

We all know PlayStation provides a lot of features, and people use it to watch YouTube videos. Users feel the next level experiencing gaming on Playstation 4.

Why PS4 keeps disconnecting from Wifi

PS4 not connecting to Wifi might be many reasons such as the Router is situated in another room, and the Console cannot get the proper signal. Here are the most common reasons

  • The Router is not closed to Console.
  • Internet connection set to Lan Cable
  • Wrong Manual Configuration.
  • Playstation Server Down.

I think these are the factors behind the issue.

How to Fix PS4 won’t connect to Wifi 2021

I am going to explain six methods or ways to Fix PS4 that won’t connect to Wifi. Please follow every tip to ensure where the problem exists. You can follow the same steps for PS5.

  • Check PlayStation Server Status
  • Update Latest Version
  • Closing All application using Turn Off Feature
  • Restore Network Default Setting
  • Connect Other Wifi For checking Router problem
  • Rename your SSID

Fix 1: Check PlayStation Server Status

server status playstation
server status playstation

We often have seen the Playstation server down for maintenance. Users are not able to play games or watching any Youtube videos on it. Therefore, people are not connected to the Playstation server. 

They think that PS4 won’t connect to Wifi, and the Router has a problem. Hence, My recommendation is always to check the Playstation server status if you face any bug on PlayStation.

Moreover, People can check the Twitter account of PlayStation, where you will find a known issue of PlayStation.

Go to Network Setting -> View status of PlayStation Network Services.

Fix 2: Update Latest Version

Make sure you have the latest version of PlayStation 4. First of all, check Have your latest release?

Step 1: Go to Setting.

Step 2: Click On System Software Update.

PlayStation Software Update
PlayStation Software Update

Step 3: You will see two options: the latest version of the system software already installed or installing a new version.

latest Software Playstation 4
latest Software Playstation 4

Fix 3: Closing All application using Turn Off Feature

I already mentioned above is that PlayStation has many applications. Sometimes, might be these applications can cause not connect to Wifi. 

Therefore, Turn off all applications on PlayStation 4 then wait for 1 minute. After that, Turn on the PlayStation 4 and try to connect the Wireless Router.

I am sure your wireless problem on PlayStation will solve.

Step 1: Press PlayStation Button On Controller.

Step 2: Click on Power Button on the list.

power button PlayStation 4
power button PlayStation 4

Step 3: Now, Select Turn Off PS4.

turn off Ps4
turn off Ps4

Note: You need to Unplug the Power cord for performing this action.

Fix 4: Restore Network Default Setting

If Nothing Fix works above that I mentioned, then you can restore the network setting. Sometimes, users try to increase the speed of the internet and change the Internet setting on PlayStation.

They set DNS setting Manual and fill the value in Primary and Secondary DNS. Finally, they test the internet connection after setting Proxy not to change.

However, these things sometimes do not work, and your PS4 won’t connect to Wifi. 

Therefore, Restore the default setting of the PlayStation, which includes the Internet connection, date and time, party, Power sets, languages, disc playback, and Internet Browser.

Step 1: Go to Setting.

Step 2: Click on Initialization at the bottom.

initialization on Playstation 4
initialization on Playstation 4

Step 3: Now Open Restore default setting.

Step 4: Finally, Click on the Restore button.

restore network setting PlayStation 4
restore network setting PlayStation 4

Fix 5: Connect Other Wifi For checking Router problem

Sometimes, Problems may be with the Router. If your Router is out of warranty, then it could lead to an issue. Therefore, you should connect your PlayStation to another wifi Router. 

If your PlayStation connects to Wifi then, it means your Old Router needs to repair or replace.

Note: You can Check other Playstation connection issues 

Fix 6: Rename your SSID 

Changing SSID is also a useful method for many users. If your network still not connecting to PS4 then change SSID from WPA-PSK AES 256 to WPA-PSL TKIP 256 Bit.

PS4 keeps losing internet connection 

Many PlayStation users are facing problems regarding PS4’s losing internet connection. I would recommend connecting to your 5GHz Wi-Fi network from the 2.4GHz network which might help to solve this issue. Moreover, you can contact your ISP to check the problem on their side.

Video Tutorial:

You can watch a video tutorial from here. Don’t miss the even single step. Otherwise, you cannot solve your issue.

Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs )

Que 1: How do I connect my PS4 to WiFi and password?

Answer: First of all, Go to setting -> Network -> Setup Internet Connection -> Use Wifi -> Custom -> Select any Wifi Connection.

Que. 2: How do I change the WiFi on my PS4?

Answer:  First of all, Go to setting -> Network -> Setup Internet Connection -> Use Wifi ->Select your Network Name or SSID from the List. 

Last Words

I hope you have Fix PS4 won’t connect to Wifi. You can drop the message if these methods are not working for you. 

I am 100% sure if you follow every step carefully, then your connection will be established again. You can also share your experience in the comment section.

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2 thoughts on “6 Ways to Fix PS4 Won’t connect to WiFi [ Updated 2021 ]”

  1. I’m sorry but none of these step help my ps4 I’ve had this ps4 for about 2 yrs and never experienced anything what I’m experiencing right now I would try to play cod Cold War and would let me join a game but as soon I join a game it would say Internet connection lost and kick me me out and say I have no internet connection than I would check the internet test and say everything is fine I also called my internet provider and it’s xfinity and they said that my modem and internet is working fine I really don’t know what to do and loading hope. I don’t want to end gaming


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