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Next software update add 5 ghz wifi please!

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We all want this, I would have little to no interference. Almost like be connected straight to the router. I do know that 5 ghz range is shorter than 2.4. But I am on my laptop right now on 5 ghz wifi and it is great. Playstation team please add this on the next PS4 software update. I heard that the wifi card that is already in the PS4 is capable of doing the 5 ghz wifi signal. Thank you.



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May 23, 2014

Sounds like that's a hardware update. 

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May 23, 2014

you cant change the wifi Ghz through a software update. Does not work that way. Not everything in this world can be resloved, fixed or upgraded through a software update.

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May 23, 2014

If I said 'Move PS4 closer to router', would you throw heavy objects at me?

 

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Nakatsu_Hime wrote:

If I said 'Move PS4 closer to router', would you throw heavy objects at me?

 


NO!!! Common sense solutions are not allowed!! Dont you dare suggest  running an ethernet cable to the PS4 either!

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SC-GRAY_FOX wrote:

Nakatsu_Hime wrote:

If I said 'Move PS4 closer to router', would you throw heavy objects at me?

 


NO!!! Common sense solutions are not allowed!! Dont you dare suggest  running an ethernet cable to the PS4 either!


Blast you and your archaic rules !!

 

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May 23, 2014

You could always run cat5e  cable from your Hub/Switch/Router/DCHP Server hybrid to the console. 

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May 23, 2014

No its already in the hardware, it needs to be enabled. The name of the wifi card in PS4 is marvell avastar 88w8797. Google it, it is capable of doing 5ghz wifi.



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its capable because of this, • IEEE 802.11n/a/g/b. You need n and a to be able to get 5 ghz wifi.



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The big difference between the 2.4 and 5 GHz is the range. Sony wants the PS4 to have the longest range possible when connected to wifi, if they had it running at 5 GHz many people would experience bad signal strgenth. You have to consider how many walls or rooms that some wifi signals will have to go through when going from the wifi router to the actual system. Sony needs to play it safe and give the longest possible range they can. There is not much advantage of 5 GHz over 2.4 anyway.5 GHz networks do not penetrate solid objects nearly as well as do 2.4 GHz signals, limiting their reach inside homes.

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