If you are a gamer without access to high-speed Internet, you may find that this is a challenging endeavor.
It is possible that some newer consoles cannot even read disks, meaning that you will have to download all your games directly to the console.
The use of cellular data, whether it is 4G LTE or 5G, can be advantageous to gamers who lack a reliable internet connection.
Cellular data provides a good online gaming experience, and you can even download games and update your console if you have enough data.
PS4s are not capable of connecting to 5G or other cellular data options on their own. This does not mean that a workaround cannot be found. You can use your mobile phone as a mobile hotspot to connect your PlayStation 4 to 5G networks.
You will need either a mobile phone with hotspot functionality or a special device from your cellular provider to accomplish this.
You can find out exactly how to set up your phone to share its data connection with your PlayStation 4 by reading on.
How does the PS4 connect to 5G? Is it possible?
The 5G can not be directly connected to the PlayStation 4. The console does not have a cellular data option. A 5G connection for the PlayStation 4 would require a separate monthly subscription even if it existed.
There is still hope, however. If you have a 5G or 4G LTE phone, you can share its connection directly with the PlayStation 4.
There is an almost universal ability to share mobile data between devices.
The majority of Android devices have similar features, as do all modern iPhones.
Find out how to accomplish this below.
Hotspot on your phone.
To begin with, open the Settings app on your phone. Open the Settings app and locate the connections or data settings.
Take the time to familiarize yourself with all of the options.
You will need them for troubleshooting in the future.
There will be a “Mobile Hotspot” or “Tethering” option within this menu.
Take a moment to examine this area of the phone.
You have the option of naming your connection, changing the password, and even selecting 5Ghz mode.
The 5GHz connection provides higher speeds, but the signal isn’t as strong.
It is important to note that the original PlayStation 4 does not support 5GHz, but the slim model does.
You can turn on your phone’s mobile hotspot once you are familiar with its settings.
Your phone’s battery will be depleted more quickly when you use a mobile hotspot, so it’s a good idea to keep it plugged in.
Roaming plans should also be avoided. If you do not have access to your carrier’s native towers, a mobile hotspot is not available.
How to connect your PlayStation 4 to your hotspot
The time has come to connect your PlayStation 4 to a mobile hotspot on your smartphone.
Launch the PlayStation 4 settings app from the home screen and turn it on.
Select the network option. Click the “Set up internet connection now” button. Click the “WI-FI” option.
Listed here is the name that you have assigned to your mobile hotspot.
After selecting the name of your mobile hotspot, enter the password you created.
If everything goes well, it should be possible to connect after a few verification screens.
Why doesn’t my mobile hotspot appear?
It is possible that the network’s name does not appear under the automatic setup option. Fortunately, this can be easily resolved.
You will simply need to enter the name of your network manually.
You may do this by visiting your Settings app’s network menu. You should select WiFi again but choose custom rather than easy this time.
Select “auto IP address configuration.” The DHCP hostname should be set to “Do Not Specify.”
Enter Google’s DNS address “126.96.36.199” as your domain name. If you wish to not use a proxy, choose the option “Do Not Use Proxy.” In addition, you may use the open DNS, 188.8.131.52.
You may use these numbers both for your primary and secondary DNS servers.
You will now be asked for an SSID by the PlayStation 4. The name of your mobile hotspot is simply the name you have given it.
The name of the network must be entered exactly as you have entered it on the phone.
It is now possible to test your Internet connection through the PlayStation 4 and see the download and upload speeds you are likely to experience.
Advantages vs. Disadvantages
The internet connection at home, in most cases, is better than a cellular hotspot.
There are several reasons why it is not as stable; it typically has slower download and upload speeds, and it is limited in terms of data.
It is often more convenient to use your mobile hotspot than a hotel internet connection.
Many hotels do not have sufficient bandwidth and there are often hundreds of people connected at the same time, making it almost impossible to play games.
You can also play games when there is no internet access when you set up your mobile hotspot.
There is a limit to the amount of data you can use on most cellular data hotspot plans. Especially with game downloads and updates, consoles consume a significant amount of data.
This means a mobile hotspot should be exclusively used for playing games, not for downloading new ones.
It is also difficult to maintain a connection while moving.
You will likely experience constant internet loss if you intend to use your PS4 in conjunction with a small TV to play on the go, such as in an RV.
Several factors can interfere with cellular data transmissions, including buildings, mountains, and dense forests.
It is also not possible to use remote play through cellular data. When using cellular data rather than true WiFi, the PlayStation 4 will detect this and stop remote play from working, even if your cellular data plan is capable of the required data speeds.
There are often standalone devices available from cellular data providers that serve as mobile hotspots.
Your PlayStation 4 can be powered by these devices, which can be added to your bill.
It is possible to receive unlimited data on these devices depending on the carrier.
Consequently, you will have the opportunity to download as many games and updates as you desire without worrying about exceeding your data limit.
These devices suffer from the same issues that your mobile phone’s hotspot may encounter.
The device will still have difficulty staying connected on the move and will be affected by obstructions, such as trees and buildings.
Automobiles can also be equipped with hotspot devices.
Connecting to the vehicle’s diagnostic plug, the hotspot device provides internet access to everyone in the vehicle.
There are also mobile hotspot devices available.