In this post I discuss using the PS4 Wifi booster when your wireless router signal needs boosting when using a PS4 in another location n your home. Let’s get things underway…
Can a PS4 WiFi Booster help with a stronger and more consistent internet connection?
I was tired of gaming sessions being interrupted due to slow wifi speeds. I wondered if there was something that I could do to make my Playstation 4 get a stronger and more consistent internet connection? So began my internet search for more information.
I found that sometimes it can be slow internet direct from a service provider, but most times it comes down to the playstation connection signal being weakened by the time it reaches your PS4 from the router – this is where a wifi booster for PS4 comes in. What a wifi booster does is pretty simple, it takes your main router wifi signal and boosts it so the signal stays strong through a wider area. On a side note, they are also referred to as a Wifi Range Extender or a Wifi Repeater.
Generally, gaming is best done on a 5GHz wifi channel because it allows more data through it. The TP-Link AC1750 Wifi Extender (RE450) is easily the best option for as a Playstation 4 wifi booster. This thing has some serious power and works really well for gaming. And the best part is you can find them for under $100.
YouTuber Peter von Panda did a before and after comparison for this specific wifi booster and there were the results:
Test Speed Before Wifi Booster:
You can check out the whole video here where it also shows how to set up the TP-Link AC1750 Wifi Extender. The speed comparison starts at the 4:40 mark.
WiFi Booster Positioning
A key to getting the most benefit from a wifi booster is all about positioning. You want to make sure you set it up the right location and usually the “right” location is half way between the router and the device you are using wifi on. So in my house I had the router on one side of my home upstairs and my PS4 in the basement on the other side. So I placed mine at the top of the stairs halfway across my house. The wifi signal was still more then strong enough for the wifi booster to pick up and extend across the rest of the house.
I hope you found this post useful. I have written a number of posts about wifi signal boosters (click on the link to see a listing of these posts).