How to Lower Ping and Fix Lag on Your PS5

Continue reading to learn how to ensure that you have the quickest internet connection available for your PS5, as well as how to adjust your PS5’s DNS settings to make downloads quicker.

A faster router with greater data processing power will often decrease your ping, making it possible for more devices to connect to the same network in most situations. I just purchased the NETGEAR 4, which has a coverage area of 1500 sq. ft. and can support up to 20 Wi-Fi devices. I couldn’t be happier with my decreased ping, and you can purchase one for a good price on Amazon by clicking here.

How To Get Fast Internet For Your PlayStation 5

Wired Ethernet For Faster Connection

When it comes to online gaming, the most dependable connection is provided via wired internet. Despite the fact that Wi-Fi technology has advanced significantly in recent years, the waves that Wi-Fi transmits are being lowered due to a variety of issues.

  • Walls (particularly brick walls), doors, and flooring in your house are examples of obstructions.
  • The distance between your router and your PS5 is measured in metres.
  • Inferences from other devices that are connected to the same wi-fi network as you, such as your smartphone or another console

As a result of these variables, your “packets” (data transmission) will be reduced or packets will be delayed, which is referred to as latency, resulting in a reduction in both your download speed and your internet speed.

The internet flows over a physical cable when using an ethernet cable (you can get a super-fast one from Amazon here), therefore everything discussed above will not influence your internet connection, resulting in a far smoother gaming experience. More details may be found in this blog post here.

If you want a handy tutorial on how to set up internet for your PlayStation 5 both wired and via wi-fi check out this tutorial down below.

How To Change Your PS5’s DNS Settings For Faster Internet

Now, regardless of whether you’re utilising a wired or wireless internet connection, updating your PlayStation 5 DNS settings might have a MASSIVE influence on your download speeds.

Make sure you complete the following procedures before making any changes to your DNS settings.

  • Disconnect your PlayStation 5 from any Wi-Fi boosters you may be using since the best connection is provided by the Wi-Fi straight from the router.
  • Wi-fi power configurations should be removed.
  • Relocate your console to a more open area with more open airspace, away from other electronic devices that are connected to the Wi-fi.
  • Remove the PS5 from the vicinity of brick walls.
  • Attempt to place the PlayStation 5 in the same room as the router, or in the room immediately below it.
  • Try to keep the number of electrical devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your PS5 to a minimum.

How To Change Your PS5 DNS Settings Quick Method

This method will dramatically improve your internet connection but there is a more effective method that I will discuss later on.

Both will work, but the more advanced one will make a bigger difference but it’s a little more complicated to set up but this one is still very effective.

  1. Go to settings>network>test network connection ( to test your network connection so you can compare the changes
  2. network>setup internet connection>select either Wifi/Lan> go to your router(press the options button to see if your router is on 5Ghz this is ideal when your router & PS5 is in the same room and will give you better speeds, 2.4Ghz will give you slower speeds but it has better wi-fi range
  3. To set up 5ghz press the options button whilst over your Wi-fi network>wi-fi frequency bands>select 5Ghz only
  4. For Ip settings select automatic>DNCP host name>do not specify>dns settings>manual
  5. For primary and secondary DNS settings input the settings depending on where you’re from in the paragraph below

US** Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8 Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4 *

*Europe** Primary DNS: 1.1.1.1 Secondary DNS: 1.0.0.1

Now that’s it for the quick setup! Your PS5 should have considerably faster download & upload speeds. Although if you want the VERY BEST connection possible I recommend you spend a few minutes and read the next subheading

How To Change Your DNS Settings Advanced Method

  • In order to connect to your PS5, all you need is a computer running Internet Explorer/Google Chrome that is connected to the same network as your PS5.
  • To get the finest DNS settings for all of your devices, including an Xbox and a PC, use this procedure.
  • To use Google’s DNS Benchmark, start your computer and visit to this page.
  • If you’re using Mac OS X, look for the file named “namebench-1.3.1-Mac OS X.dmg”; if you’re using Windows, look for the file named “namebench-1.3.1-Windows.exe.”
  • Direct ethernet connection to the router is recommended for optimal performance, since this eliminates any potential interference with your DNS settings from outside sources.
  • Choose “fast” for “health check performance” and check both boxes next to your nameserver. I propose doing 250 queries, which may take a little longer but will provide considerably more reliable results in the long run.
  • Now that this is going to take anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes, get your PS5 out and start playing!
  • You’ll be presented with a variety of data average (ms) of Ping, the difference between mini and max-min, and much more when you open an internet explorer tab.
  • Your main DNS should have the lowest ping difference between maximum and minimum, and your backup DNS should have the second-lowest ping difference.
  • Return to the DNS settings and enter the main and secondary DNS settings that you discovered in the Explorer tab.
  • To ensure that PS5’s DNS settings are properly calibrated, restart the system.
  • Observe the results of a network test and compare them to the results of a previous test.
    Repeat this procedure every 1-3 months to ensure that you have the finest possible DNS settings.
  • Your PlayStation 5 internet connection is now much faster, so take use of it!

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