Sony Playstation 4 - Setup Guide

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In this article you will find information on how to connect your Playstation 4 gaming console to your television, and to the Internet through either a wireless or a wired connection.

 

 

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Connect the Playstation 4 to Your Television

Setup Wireless Internet Connection

Setup Wired Internet Connection

Additional Information

 



Connect the Playstation 4 to Your Television

 

The below diagram will help you in connecting and installing your Playstation 4 console. For this installation you will require an HDMI cable, the Playstation 4 power cable, the console, and an available HDMI port on your television.

 

  Installation Steps  Diagram Key
  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the back of your Playstation 4 system
  2. Connect the other end of the cable to an available HDMI port on the back of your HD TV
  3. Plug the power cable into a free power outlet
  4. Connect the other end of the power cable to the back of the Playstation 4
  1. AC IN connector
  2. HDMI OUT port
  3. HDMI input port
  4. HDMI cable
  5. AC power cord
  6. To an electric outlet

 

Full Playstation 4 Installation Guide

 

 

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Setup Wireless Internet Connection

 

To connect your PS4 system to the Internet through your wireless network, you will first need to make sure you know your network ID (SSID) and network password. If you are using a Shaw wireless router, you can find these details listed on the top of the device as SSID and Passphrase/Password. Once you have secured this information, proceed with the following setup:

 

  1. Select Network
  2. Choose Set Up Internet Connection
  3. Select Use Wi-Fi, and then choose Easy
  4. Select your Wireless Network (SSID) from the list
  5. Select default settings for any remaining choices
  6. Your connection will now be setup


 

 

If you are experiencing difficulty connecting to the Internet through your Playstation 4, please see the following guide:

 

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Setup Wired Internet Connection

 

To connect your PS4 system to the Internet through a direct connection, you will first need to connect it to your Shaw modem or router with an Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your modem or router's ports listed as LAN or ethernet, and the other end into the available Ethernet port on the back of the console.

 

  1. Select Network
  2. Choose Set Up Internet Connection
  3. Select Use a LAN Cable, and then choose Easy
  4. The standard settings will be automatically selected, and after a few minutes your connection should be completed

 

If you are experiencing difficulty connecting to the Internet through your Playstation 4, please see the following guide:

Unable to Connect to the Internet

 

 

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Related Articles

 

Wireless Device Quick Setup Guide

Connecting a PlayStation Vita to WiFi

Connecting a PlayStation 3

 


 

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