#1 Edited by rafc84 (61 posts) -

Hi, i just moved and i got a PS4

i would like to play online as weel, and put wifi at home... i just have a question...

how fast should be to be "good enough" i have tha chance of getting 2,4,10,15 mbps (download) is that fast enough to play online in ps4?

i dont know much about it so i appreciatte all answers :D

#2 Edited by Jaysonguy (39454 posts) -

Speed doesn't matter, what you need to focus on is how fast the signal goes to your place and back out.

The key factor is latency

#3 Posted by SoNin360 (7095 posts) -

You'll definitely want to go wired if you can. Makes a pretty big difference and reduces latency and keeps your connection faster. I'd say anything above 5 mbps is good enough, but you could probably get by with less so long as you're wired up.

#4 Posted by rafc84 (61 posts) -

@SoNin360: Thanks, im thinking in getting WIFI, i dont know much about internet settings and stuff... i think im getting 10mbs and the router its pretty close to my ps4... i guess thats better....

#5 Edited by dan_mimmsie (85 posts) -

i prefer wired then wireless for ps4 and ive even got 152meg connection with virginmedia and i lag online with ps4 through wifi so go wired ps3 didnt have this much of a bad wifi to ps4

#6 Edited by GTR12 (13483 posts) -

@rafc84:

Makes no difference if you go wired/wireless unless you have really bad interference or a high amount of users using WIFI, the PS4 has a b/g/n wireless card which more than likely, your router is n standard, which is ~150Mbps, your connection to the internet is only 10Mbps.

So your PS$ is fine.

#7 Posted by Notorious1234NA (1917 posts) -

15/5

#8 Posted by looseyourself87 (307 posts) -

Lol let me clarify all doubts by setting the lowest bar...I live in Bangladesh. Highspeed internet is an issue here... I have been using 1mb on my PS3 and now on my PS4 via wifi and I play online all the time. So there! This should make you happy. And like someone mentioned already what matters is the PING

#9 Edited by rafc84 (61 posts) -

thanks for the replies !

#10 Posted by JohnF111 (14190 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

Speed doesn't matter, what you need to focus on is how fast the signal goes to your place and back out.

The key factor is latency

Perfect answer, 100kb(kilobit) is enough for most if not all not all online games but latency just rules them all, when you pull the trigger you want everyone else in your match to know that asap and it takes very little bandwidth(amount of data) to do so. So yeah latency rules them all so basically, don't worry about it, you have good enough broadband but if you are serious about gaming look up "how to improve your latency" it will help more than anything else, opening firewall rules and ports and what not. Maybe even a new router or re-wiring your home(not as hard as it sounds).

#11 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (3023 posts) -

Im running wifi and i'm not happy.

#12 Posted by JohnHarbin1 (9 posts) -

I just bought a ps4 and moved also. I bought a couple of offline games but I was thinking about getting some online games such as need for speed and Tom Clancy division. But my only question is how much will these games run up my mbps? I have 30 gb total but how long will it be until I run over?

#13 Posted by JohnHarbin1 (9 posts) -

I share 30 gbs with my family, but how long will new gene mbps online games take to play before It runs over the amount I have? Need answers please

#14 Posted by SOedipus (11552 posts) -

My old place had 15Mbps download speed, and it was through wifi. There were three active internet users in the house and it was awesome. There was no lag and download speeds were decent enough.

#15 Posted by raugutcon (5485 posts) -

Mine is 3 mbps, it works fine for playing, for downloading is not that great but hell, that's what nights are for.

#16 Posted by JohnHarbin1 (9 posts) -

@raugutcon: alright thanks guys

#17 Posted by safia098 (6 posts) -

@rafc84 Hey I know this is from a long time but I was kind of wondering, can you tell me what ISP provides with 10 mbps?:

#18 Posted by JohnHarbin1 (9 posts) -

I have a important question. I don't know much of but was hoping someone could tell me. I'm wondering if I buy playstation plus membership for 12 months (year) will I need Internet to get online still? Or will that be what gets me online for thoughs months? I don't wanna play online games and run up my megabytes I have per month. It's 4 of us on it and I couldn't afford having it run over. Need answers If anyone can help.

#19 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

@rafc84: the recomended speed is 5mbs, but you need to have a good connection and not a lot of interference

#20 Posted by GTR12 (13483 posts) -

Mods can we lock this? its a year old.

#21 Edited by miahz1986 (18 posts) -

5Mbps or above is better. The higher the better which also helps with quick downloads of games/updates.

I have two connections in my property;

Sky Broadband 7Mbps
4GEE Extra (40Mbps - 60Mbps) - Getting updated in 2017 to 150-300Mbps in my area!

I use the 7Mbps to play online and stuff. However when it comes to downloading huge game or updates I use the 4GEE

#22 Posted by Samslayer (1852 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

Speed doesn't matter, what you need to focus on is how fast the signal goes to your place and back out.

The key factor is latency

Yep conversation done :)

#23 Posted by tombtraider (497 posts) -

Well, where I live all I get is wifi or nothing. I have no limits to downloading or uploading, the speed has been pretty good at 150 mps. It depends on the providers in your area and what you can get. You need a good connection to play any kind of console, tombtraider

#24 Edited by ydnarrewop (2287 posts) -

I go wifi and the connection is awesome. Depends on your provider, router/wireless modem, and the plan you have (different speeds and what not).

18/3 for me.

#25 Posted by Chris_53 (5506 posts) -

I connect my PS4 via Wifi and don't experience many problems regarding latency. I agree that wired is genuinely going to be more reliable but as long as your router is decent then you should be fine. I use the router which Sky provided which is actually pretty terrible but I don't have many problems.

#27 Edited by Telekill (8555 posts) -

I recommend 10MBps download speeds at least. That way if someone else in the home is streaming Netflix or Youtube, your gaming shouldn't be effected.

Next, as what others are saying, you'll want to go wired. It's the best connection between the PS4 and your Internet. Have other devices use the Wifi.

Lastly, if you're really wanting to take advantage of PS4's capabilites, then you'll want 10MBps upload speed for game sharing.

I personally run 60MBps download and 5MBps upload (sadly, best in my area) so I can play online just fine while my wife watches her shows and downloads stuff. The downside, I can't participate in game sharing.

#28 Posted by TRPG (271 posts) -

hi Get a wired connection! with a wifi connection its frankly not at all what youd expect in the current year!

#29 Posted by Andrew_Thatkid2 (6 posts) -

i use wireless and it goes from 37 mbps to 43 mbps

#30 Posted by MadMax1 (1 posts) -

Plugging in to your modem is automatically 10 times faster than your wifi. So yes it makes a big difference. You should always plug your game console or laptop in when gaming and or downloading.

#32 Posted by Mighty-Lu-Bu (2970 posts) -

@madmax1 said:

Plugging in to your modem is automatically 10 times faster than your wifi. So yes it makes a big difference. You should always plug your game console or laptop in when gaming and or downloading.

This is not true by the way. If you have a high end gaming router (like I do) than it doesn't really matter if you are directly connected or on Wi-Fi. In fact, sometimes my Wi-Fi is faster, but that is what you get when you spend about $250 on a gaming router.

#33 Edited by UncleBamBam (1 posts) -

I have a question so I have 3 Playstation 4s hooked up and three different rooms for gaming I have standard broadband 150 megabytes per second what I be better off going with 18 megabytes per second fiber optic

#35 Posted by ReaperInThyName (261 posts) -

It's all about the ping. I had no problem when my internet was 16mbps.

#38 Posted by Warpiggaminguk (5 posts) -

Anything above 5.

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