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mcfc482
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High Ping Wifi

Hi,

 

i recently got plusnet broadband and the speed has been up and down but useable. When i try to play with my ps5 online the ping is ridiculously high over wifi. I am basically sat right next to the router so not sure why this is happening. 

i had sky broadband before and the ping was fine over wifi. 

Hopefully someone can help.

 

thanks 

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Re: High Ping Wifi

to be honest if your ps5 is next to the router you should use an ethernet cable, it's always better for gaming.
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Re: High Ping Wifi


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This topic has been moved from ADSL Broadband to My Router

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mcfc482
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Re: High Ping Wifi

I shouldn’t have 1000 ping when trying to play through wifi though. 

i want to ensure this isn’t a deeper problem and if i needed to play via Wi-Fi there wouldn’t an an issue.

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WiFi can be impacted by many things though and you wouldn't notice that for things that don't need low latency, such as streaming / browsing.
Try playing wired and see if you hit the same issue, if you do then there may be a routing / line issue.
If you don't then there's probably trouble shooting steps for the wifi - e.g. if you have a hub one you can try splitting the wifi bands.
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Re: High Ping Wifi

Model on bottom of router is 2704N, is that a hub one?

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No, that's a hub zero.
so assuming you're on ADSL and not fibre?
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Re: High Ping Wifi

Yeah ADSL, wired is fine although ping is a bit worse than when i had Sky Broadband. 

I have a suspicion the poor wireless ping is due to a low quality router?

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it's not the greatest router in the world and is pretty old.
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Re: High Ping Wifi

Trying with an old BT router to see if it makes a difference.