If you’ve found your way here, it’s safe to assume you enjoy traveling with your PlayStation 4. The PS4 may not be as portable as a gaming laptop, but it always provides the best of both worlds. Because if you think about it, having your entire gaming PC with you is just plain ridiculous than having a PS4 that you can connect to your hotel room TV through HDMI. So, there’s nothing to be ashamed of, really.
While many questions may be running on your mind about your trip, such as does the hotel have fiber internet? or does my cell phone provider cover that area as well? We’re here to answer the question, how can I connect my PS4 to the hotel Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as you might expect, but we’re here to help you do this task. If you only recently acquired your PS4, you’re probably that familiar with the unit yet—and that’s okay.
In this article, we’ll provide you with a detailed guide on connecting PS4 to your hotel Wi-Fi without hassle. Let’s begin.
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The Essentials Before Getting Started
Before we begin, you should have these things before you connect to your hotel Wi-Fi.
- HDMI and power cable
- Wi-Fi name and password
Most gamers already know this, but if it’s your first time traveling with your PS4, it’s best to double-check these things before leaving. However, if you don’t have these things, you may approach the front desk and check if they can do something else for you.
Connecting PS4 to Hotel Wi-Fi
1. Look for the hotel’s Wi-Fi network.
The first thing you need to do is plug in your PS4, connect it to the hotel TV, and turn it on. Then, you have to choose Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection > Use Wi-Fi. After this, you will be connected to your hotel’s Wi-Fi. In most cases, your hotel’s Wi-Fi network is named after the hotel, but if you cannot find it, ask the front desk or look for a card with the Wi-Fi details.
2. Complete the Wi-Fi connection through the browser.
To access the browser login page, select Details from the error screen. Check the text box’s Suggested Actions section. There should be a link to the hotel’s login page. Even though the page’s identity cannot be verified, it will ask if you want to proceed. Just choose yes. After this, your PS4 will use its browser to open the hotel’s Wi-Fi login page. Here, you just need to enter the login details provided by the hotel.
After this, choose Connect, and it will complete your connection. You can even perform a network test before starting a game, although we cannot guarantee if every hotel offers high speed internet. You also have to be wary, as other hotels charge extra for additional devices you want to connect to the internet.
I Can’t Seem to Connect to the Hotel Wi-Fi. What Should I Do?
Unfortunately, many people experience this problem due to several reasons, such as network issues or they simply cannot connect their PS4 properly. Fortunately, you have different options you can use to connect your PS4 to the internet. One of your best options would be the ethernet port. Most hotel rooms have ethernet ports available, but it’s not always on. So, you’ll need to talk to the front desk to turn it on for you.
If an ethernet connection is not an option for you, you can also use mobile hotspots. Both androids and iPhones have this feature already, so you can utilize it to connect your PS4 to the internet. You can enable your Wi-Fi hotspot and just make sure your PS4 is connected to the same network—and voila, you’re good to go. The only caveat is that it cannot guarantee reliable speeds, as not many cell phone service providers offer the best connection inside hotel rooms.
Bringing your PS4 whenever you travel can keep the fun going, even if you’re just inside your hotel room. Especially now that you know how to connect your gaming console to the hotel Wi-Fi, playing games in-between your trips has never been easier. So, relax, unwind, and play your favorite video game wherever you are!