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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetComputer Networking · 2 months ago

How do I get Internet/ WiFi online for my PlayStation 4 without router?

Is it possible to get WiFi without a router? How?

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No it is not possible to get WIFI without a Router.   WIFI signals come from a WIFI Router.  Most ISP's will provide you with a MODEM/ROUTER for your internet connection and it will have WIFI.

    There are WIFI HOT SPOTS that you may be able to connect to if they are available in your area.  But these Hot Spots are normally for public use and are very busy.

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  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    some ISPs give you a ox with your internet connection that outputs wifi signal. it acts as a modem/router. you need to ask them to know for sure.

    but a router is necessary any time you want to route internet signal to anything other than the main wire.

    some providers, such as AT&T, offer internet via cell network, which uses a small box that then outputs a wifi signal.

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  • 2 months ago

    You need Internet access in order for your console to connect to the Internet. Internet access can be a dedicated Internet connection (like DSL,cable,etc) or a mobile Internet solution (dedicated mobile hotspot or phone hotspot). The modem is what connects your home to the Internet provider's network. You could plug in your PS4 to the modem and have Internet access, but only 1 device at a time would be able to go online. If you want multiple devices online, you would need a router. Most home Internet providers will sell/rent you a gateway device which is basically a combination of a modem, router, switch, and Wi-Fi in 1 unit.

    If you cannot get a traditional Internet service, you can use mobile Internet if your speed is fast enough. Just be advised that games and updates can take up a lot of bandwidth, so you will need to have enough monthly data for your games. Mobile Internet may also be more expensive than a traditional ISP, so your cell phone bill may go up depending on your plan.

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  • 2 months ago

    Wifi is another word for wireless internet. The only way to have a wireless internet connection is by using a router connected to a modem. Without a router, you cannot have wireless internet, just wired internet. Take an ethernet cable, and connect it to the back of your modem (usually a slot colored yellow) that you would normally connect to your router. Now connect the other end to the back of your playstation. That's all you have to do, but you wont be able to connect any other devices to your internet if you wire your playstation to your modem, so it is always best to purchase a router so that you can use more than one device at a time. 

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  • 2 months ago

    If you have a computer connected to the internet, then you should be able to set up a peer to peer connection to your PS4, there will be a tutorial online.

  • 2 months ago

    You need Xfinity

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