PlayStation 4 Update 4.50 Causing WiFi Issues, Here’s a Workaround

PlayStation 4 update 4.50 release with a number of new features and a host of different improvements. However, among those nice little features hides a bug that is causing wifi issues.

According to reports from a number of users, PlayStation 4 update 4.50 is causing problems with their console’s wifi. Some users are having trouble connecting while others are facing drops every now and then.

The good news is that Sony is aware of the issues and looking into it as we speak. An update should be in the works by now. The bad news is that we don’t know when will the update arrive on our digital doorstep. But we do have some suggestions for you that may prove to be helpful.

The first thing you can try, obviously, ditch the wifi and go LAN. But if that is not an option, the second possible way to resolve this is to turn off 802.11 N from your router and use B / G only.

Try this method and let us know is it works for you. Your feedback can help others so feel free to comment down below.

On a related note, here some highlights from the latest update.

You can now use a USB storage device to install applications or move applications from your PS4’s system storage. The following USB storage devices can be used. Select (Settings) > [Devices] > [USB Storage Devices], select the connected USB storage device and then format it for use as extended storage.
External hard disk drive
USB 3.0 or later
250 GB minimum, 8 TB maximum capacity
The quick menu is now more user-friendly. Creating, joining and other party features are even easier to access.
(Notifications) has been redesigned. All notifications now appear in a single list.
You can now use screenshots to customize the background of your home screen and function screen. Select (Settings) > [Themes] > [Select Theme] > [Custom].
You can now post screenshots directly to activities, such as those shown in [What’s New]. Press the SHARE button, select [Screenshots] and then select [Activities] as the upload destination. Also, you can now tag games and fellow players.

For more on PlayStation 4, stay-tuned!

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