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Author Topic: Optimal settings on DIR868L for PS4  (Read 896 times)

tjemartin

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Optimal settings on DIR868L for PS4
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:19:14 PM »

Hello, pardon my ignorance if this has been brought up before, but I'm at a loss of where to look. Here's my situation. I have a 50Meg down/10Meg up VDSL connection (the fastest connection I can get for DSL and also that I can afford). I live in a basement apartment of a fourplex building, my aunt, along with my cousin and her bf live in the apartment above mine. My cousin's bf has a ps4 that is connected to my 868L (running Firmware Version: 2.05 & Hardware Version: B1) through wifi. He's complained to me that my connection isn't fast enough for his ps4 games (not sure exactly what games he has).

I realize that my set up (also with me having my router in my basement apartment, is not ideal), but given my situation, what are the settings on my 868l that I can check and possibly tweak to get the most wifi speed out of the router. I currently have all settings within the firewall section, unchecked. I heard that enabling upnp can help with gaming, but not sure where to check to see if it's enabled or not.

Any help that anyone can give to this noob is greatly appreciated

Thank you,
Tom M
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Re: Optimal settings on DIR868L for PS4
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 10:50:35 AM »

ink>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?
  • Are you wired or wireless connected to the router?

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?

How is the PS4 connected? Wireless or wired? Wired is preferred.
Is other Internet traffic happening while the PS4 is being used?

You can review these to see if this can help:
Gaming and QoS for XBL
DGL-4500 Gaming and Gamefuel for XBL
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tjemartin

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Re: Optimal settings on DIR868L for PS4
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 12:24:18 PM »

ink>Welcome!

  • What region are you located?
  • Are you wired or wireless connected to the router?

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?

How is the PS4 connected? Wireless or wired? Wired is preferred.
Is other Internet traffic happening while the PS4 is being used?

You can review these to see if this can help:
Gaming and QoS for XBL
DGL-4500 Gaming and Gamefuel for XBL

Im in Niagara Falls, ON Canada. I am using a SmartRG 516AC modem (I currently have it set in routed mode, with it's wifi disabled, while the 868L is in DHCP mode). The 516AC also has the latest firmware installed (as per my ISP)

I am using Teksavvy Solutions as my ISP (50mbps down/10mbps up VDSL). All connections (including the ps4) are wireless, the ps4 is located in the apartment above mine. I realize that wired connections are always better, but it's not feasible in my situation.

The only other devices connected to my wifi are my cousin's iPhone X and my laptop (I don't do any gaming with it, just basically email, chatting on Facebook, and maybe the occasional youtube video)
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Re: Optimal settings on DIR868L for PS4
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 02:32:47 PM »

IF you have a built in router with the modem, this can be a cause of problems as well:
  • If the ISP modem has a built in router, it's best to bridge the modem. Having 2 routers on the same line can cause connection problems: Link>Double NAT and How NAT Works. Call the ISP and ask to see if the ISP modem can be bridged. To tell if the modem is bridged or not, look at the routers web page, Status/Device Info/Wan Section, if there is a 192.168.0.# address in the WAN IP address field, then the modem is not bridged. If the modem can't be bridged then see if the modem has a DMZ option and input the IP address the router gets from the modem and put that into the modems DMZ. Also check the routers DHCP IP address maybe conflicting with the ISP modems IP address of 192.168.0.1. Check to see if this is the same on the ISP modem, and if modem can't be bridged, change the DIR router to 192.168.1.1 or .0.254.
    Example of a D-Link router configured for PPPoE with ISP Modem bridged: PPPoE Configuration on a Router


Whats the distance between the 868L and the game console? Feet?
  • 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz routers: Try single mode G or N or mixed G and N on 2.4Ghz and single mode N or AC on 5Ghz?
  • Channel Width set for Auto 20/40Mhz or try 20Mhz only.
  • Try setting a manual Channel to a open or unused channel. 1, 6 or 11. 11 for single mode N if the channel is clear. 13 for EU regions. Try channel 48 or 149 on 5Ghz.
  • What security mode are you using? Preferred security is WPA-Personal. WPA2/AES Only.
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