Step by step guide to fix slow PS4 and PSN download speed

This system is working just fine according to the huge amounts of comments on the internet by the gamers.


We can totally understand how frustrating it can be when your PS4 and PSN downloads speeds are literally crawling and you are waiting for the updates to finish so that you can play. Sometimes, the speed even goes down so much that the updates take several hours to complete. There is a simple trick to fix this problem and this is working just fine according to the huge amounts of comments on the internet by the gamers, reported iTechPost.

The end result following the simple steps basically enhances the way the gaming software grab all the data. The things that you need to complete this method include a proxy server software, a computer, and the game device and the computer running on the same network.

Here is what you need to do step by step, reported Forbes:

  1. First, download and install a proxy server on your computer, which you can get for Windows computers.
  2. Second, launch the proxy server then get its IP and port number from the HTTP port listing.
  3. Third, set up a new internet connection on your PS4 by using the custom setup instead of the easy setup. Make sure to select auto for everything except the proxy.
  4. Finally, plug in the IP and port number you previously got from your proxy server.

As said the Forbes writer James Plafke, the estimated time for Mass Effect Andromeda's 1.9 GB update download went from three hours to three minutes following the aforementioned steps.

It has been well-known that Sony's latest PS4 4.50 update, which rolled out this month, has received a lot of complaints about slow download speeds and Wi-Fi issues. According to the PSU, the brand says that it is investigating the matter. In the meantime, try the easy trick to fix slow downloading problems.

This article was first published on April 2, 2017