PS4 Firmware 4.50 Update Is Causing Network Issues
Sony rolled out the PS4 firmware 4.50 update to consoles, bringing a bunch of updates including external hard drive support. With all updates, there runs a risk of having problems with the updates, and the latest firmware update has brought major networking issues for many of the consoles which received the update. The update has left many of the consoles with the inability to use WiFi, a problem that will make fixing the update tough. Some users have reported finding ‘workarounds’ to get online, but Sony still hasn’t issued an update.
If you own a PS4 console, the likely hood of the automatic update hitting is high. If you’ve experienced failed connections to wifi networks since then, your likely problem stems from the recent firmware. Users are reporting failed attempts when they try to connect to Wifi, and every so often they’re able to connect.
Boost Mode, External HDD, and Network Issues All Comes With Firmware 4.50 Update
The update hasn’t been all problems. The support for external hard drives means users can install more games on their console without worrying about deleting other ones. The PS4 Pro also received “Boost Mode” which lets 4K gameplay happen in support games like Rocket League.
If you’re looking for a workaround you can always connect your PS4 to an ethernet port. That’ll resolve the Wifi connect issues until Sony can push an update out that’ll correct the problem. The less convenient was users removing the security on their router, which let the PS4 connect without a Wifi password. This is less ideal, especially when you’re in an apartment or place you don’t want someone borrowing your internet. Sony hasn’t acknowledged the problem, instead, they’ve been directing users to their ISP to address the problem.
Tell us your thoughts in the comments below! Have you experienced Wifi problems on your PS4 or have you been the lucky group who has been spared by the very inconvenient problems?