Workaround for increasing the PS 4 download speeds by 30 times
You own a PlayStation 4 and you are frustrated by the download time taken by the games and apps? There have been numerous complaints about the slow download speeds of PS 4. Would you be interested in trying out a workaround?
A Reddit user, Jordanjac has come up with a brilliant workaround for increasing the download speeds of PS 4.
Disclaimer, this may not work for everyone.
To increase the download speed, the workaround involved changing the DNS from the default which is normally your gateway to open DNS or another provider.
Step Below: PlayStation 4
- From the PS4 Menu (XMB), scroll right to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection > Select either Wi-Fi or LAN cable (Wired)
- Wi-Fi: Custom > Select Network > Enter Password (automatically saved if you are already using this network) > IP Address Settings (automatic) > DHCP Host Name (Do Not Use) > DNS Settings (Manual)
- LAN (Wired): Custom > IP Address Settings (Automatic) > DHCP Host Name (Do Not Use) > DNS Settings (Manual)
From there, enter the Primary DNS as “18.104.22.168” and the Secondary DNS as “22.214.171.124”
Change the MTU as well to 1497.
Jordanjac says that the above trick increased his download speeds by upto 30 times, you can give it a try.
If you find the tutorial helpful, kindly give Jordanjac a upvote on this thread.