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Router for best PS4/PSVita remote play?

mmisslick 276 33 December 6, 2013 at 12:29 AM
I've been getting along on an old Asus wireless router since forever. was mostly wired, and the rest just browsing.

now i want something fabulous to properly test, and possibly experience, the thing Sony is calling remote play.

any suggestions from the network savvy?

thanks!

ps. a telephone jack would be a solid bonus, if they even do that.. i'm still a vonage customer..! Hide

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Quote from mmisslick View Post :
I've been getting along on an old Asus wireless router since forever. was mostly wired, and the rest just browsing.

now i want something fabulous to properly test, and possibly experience, the thing Sony is calling remote play.

any suggestions from the network savvy?

thanks!

ps. a telephone jack would be a solid bonus, if they even do that.. i'm still a vonage customer..!
What is stopping you from trying remote play now and see how it works? Your current router is likely more than adequate.
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What is stopping you from trying remote play now and see how it works? Your current router is likely more than adequate.
Perhaps I should have mentioned this.. but of course I've attempted remote play.. at least a dozen times or more.. with both PS4 & PS3 <--> Vita

..also, both in Direct Connect mode with the PS4 (bypassing the wireless router all together) and normally via the home wireless network.

the results have been, in nearly all cases, klunky at best.
disconnects, lag and patchy connection status even beside the router.
the only performance that has been OK, has been from direct ps4 connection, whilst sitting in front of the ps4 (in direct connect mode, the ps4 establishes it's own, small, wireless network)

While I understand that this may just be the state of the technology, but considering that my router supports neither 5Ghz nor the wireless n protocol (as far as I can tell) I have to assume that I can improve my wireless setup regardless of my remote play experience..

sure.. i'm HOPING these are related, and that I'll have better luck if i establish better wireless infrastructure... but either way, I could use a faster home wireless network.... so it's a bit of two birds.

thanks!
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Make sure the PS3 or PS4 is wired into the router. If you run everything wireless you end up getting a half speed stream for the Vita. 5gz won't be useful for you, the range is too pathetic and I don't thing the PS3 or Vita can even use it. No idea on the PS4.

Any router with wireless N will do it for you. This doesn't work the same way as the Nvidia Shield, not really huge requirements on this.
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What is the model of your current asus router? If it's really old, like wireless g, that's understandable. Honestly, any 30-50 dollar 300/600mbit router will be fine. Just make sure to hookup the ps4 over lan to the router.
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Does the newer Vita (PCH-2000) perform much better because it has 802.11n support? I would imagine so, but was curious if anyone could speak to that.
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Does the newer Vita (PCH-2000) perform much better because it has 802.11n support? I would imagine so, but was curious if anyone could speak to that.
vita 1000 has IEEE 802.11b/g/n support as well
the 2000 has 5ghz support, but i doubt it makes a huge diff tbh.
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I've been getting along on an old Asus wireless router since forever. was mostly wired, and the rest just browsing.

now i want something fabulous to properly test, and possibly experience, the thing Sony is calling remote play.

any suggestions from the network savvy?

thanks!

ps. a telephone jack would be a solid bonus, if they even do that.. i'm still a vonage customer..! Hide
Do you mean Rj-45? For a Wired network? Telephone jacks are smaller (RJ-11) than what is on the computer or a normal router.

Pretty much all consumer wireless routers these days to wired and wireless on the same device.
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vita 1000 has IEEE 802.11b/g/n support as well
the 2000 has 5ghz support, but i doubt it makes a huge diff tbh.

I think the 5ghz is only good since it can run parallel to everything else without messing up anyone else on the network.

I gave up on it when I realized it had a range of about 15 feet from my router. Wouldn't even make it through a wall.

My router is a pile of crap from Monoprice that remote plays well enough as long as the host is wired directly into the router.

I use it for Kainy as well as vita remote play on the one PS3 game I have that supports it.
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Look at the new Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 if you want the best router money can buy
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i'd vote for the ASUS RT-AC68U as its got a longer range.

actually i'd save the $$ and skip AC right now altogether
and just get the RT-N66U
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