Your internet could be better with just a few tweaks. A single tweak can make your connection more stable and reliable.
Changing the DNS address will make slow internet connections faster and more reliable. The enhancement becomes more noticeable for better connections, for example, broadband speeds going above 10Mbps and 25Mbps.
When to Change DNS Settings on PS4 And PS5?
We advise you to change these settings if you find playing online too difficult. Unreliable connections, constant internet interruptions, and slow internet are reasons to change DNS.
You can change it for a free option you can get from tech corporations. The best options for PlayStation consoles include:
- Cloudflare (126.96.36.199 / 188.8.131.52): Players consider it the best DNS for general entertainment use. It also boasts great privacy features because it won’t use your data.
- Google (184.108.40.206 / 220.127.116.11): The address offers good speed and stability.
- IBM Quad9 (18.104.22.168 / 22.214.171.124): It’s the best solution for European players, as the service comes from Switzerland.
- OpenDNS Home (126.96.36.199 / 188.8.131.52): The last server we recommend is one of the first for worldwide players. It offers extra protection for kids.
Here’s a full list of the DNS servers we recommend:
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How to Change DNS Settings on PS4 And PS5?
To change the DNS settings of PS4 and PS5, you need to go to the network settings and add a manual address. You can choose any options I listed above and test if it improves your connection.
As you’ve learned, you can add a free or paid DNS service to improve your PS5’s connectivity. Here’re the steps on the PS5:
- Go to Settings.
- Go to Network.
- Select Settings on the left side of the screen.
- Select Set Up Internet Connection on the right side of the screen.
- Choose the Wi-Fi or Lan network you’re using. You’d have to type it by this point if your network has a password.
- Here, you’ll see the menu of the things you can change. We only care about Primary and Secondary DNS. Select these brackets to put in a new number.
- Type the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS you selected. For example, Cloudflare’s option:
- Press OK to confirm the changes. The console will test the connection. If it doesn’t work, test another DNS. Most likely, you won’t need to do it.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Network.
- Select Set Up Internet Connection.
- Select Wi-Fi or Lan Cable, depending on what you’re using. Then, select your network and type the password.
- Select Custom on “How do you want to set up an internet connection?”
- On IP Settings, select Automatic.
- Select Do Not Specify on DHCP Host Name.
- Select Manual on DNS Settings.
- Input the Primary and Secondary DNS. For example:
- Select Next to continue.