How to delete the Wi-Fi network your PS4 connects to? - Configure the Internet connection

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If you are a video game enthusiast, you definitely have a PlayStation console and you will know that you can connect it to Wi-Fi networks wherever you are. Setting up the internet connection to your PS4 is very simple and you can add or disconnect as many networks as you want.

If, on the other hand, you want to change your internet connection to any other network, you can do it in minutes on any version of PlayStation. Similarly, below, we'll show you how to delete the Wi-Fi network your PS4 connects to in an easy way.

What should you know before deleting a Wi-Fi network from a PS4?

To delete a Wi-Fi network from your PS4 you need to check some characteristics so that when you perform the procedure there are no problems. However, before doing that, you should take that into consideration there is no specific button to delete a Wi-Fi network, but rather some tricks to do so.

Check if the Wi-Fi connection is turned on

Primarily, you should check if your PS4's Wi-Fi connection is turned on, as that's usually one of the features they tend to take for granted. To do this, you need to go to the settings section of your PS4 with console control and select the network options.

To continue, it is necessary press the option "View connection status" for the console to perform a scan of the network it is connected to. If this analysis is positive with no errors in the network, it means that an internet connection is up and running.

If, on the other hand, the analysis or the connection test shows an error, it means that there are problems with the network to which it is connected or that it is not connected to any Wi-Fi network.

Check the connection of the Ethernet cable to the console

If the above verification resulted in a connection error or shows that it is not connected to any network, you can use Ethernet cables. The connection may have problems or was not established because maybe some ethernet cable is badly connected, both from the modem in the direction of the router and from the PS4.

To try to establish a stable connection with the console again, you need to check each connection of the Ethernet cables that are related to the Wi-Fi network and then run the network test or analysis again.

What is the way to delete a network from your PS4?

As we explained earlier, the PlayStation consoles they don't have a specific option to delete or remove a Wi-Fi network. However, there are other methods or tricks with which you can do it in minutes, by changing the network, entering the wrong data, among others.

Change the network your PS4 will connect to

One of the most common ways to not connect your PS4 to a Wi-Fi network is to add it or connect it to a different network, for that you just have to follow these steps:

  • To get started, you need to go to «Settings» and then go to the «Network» option, where you need to select the option "Set up an Internet connection".
  • Now, you have to choose «Use Wi-Fi» and press the option «Customize», where you have to choose the new Internet network you want to connect and enter the data for it.
  • Once you've entered the data for the new network, that's enough press «OK» and wait a few seconds for the network scan process to complete.

Choose whether the internet will be wireless or wired

The next way to disconnect a Wi-Fi network from your PS4 is very simple and is usually very effective. For this it is necessary change the network settings and configure it on a different connection, the options that the console has are wireless connection or via a LAN cable.

In case the network you want to disconnect is a Wi-Fi network and you don't want to connect to a new network, you can access the network settings and then «Set up an Internet connection». In the end, choose alone the option «Use a LAN cable «, Once this is done, your Internet connection will not be established in any Wi-Fi network.

If you want to do an easy or manual configuration

From the console, however, it is possible change the settings of your Wi-Fi network thanks to custom network settings tools. With it you can choose if you want to make configuring your Wi-Fi easy, which will automatically fill in all your data, such as IP address, DNS or type of password.

On the other hand, the manual configuration of a manual Wi-Fi network, although it may be a little more complicated, is usually more detailed, with which you can enter the characteristics of the network yourself.

With these settings you can disconnect a Wi-Fi network from your PS4 simply exchanging network data with the wrong ones in so that your console cannot establish a connection with it, to do so you just have to follow these steps:

  • Turn on your PS4 and look for settings in the main menu, while there you have to select the network settings option.
  • Now you need to enter the option "Set up an Internet connection" where you have to select «Use Wi-Fi» and choose «Customize».
  • Find and choose the network you want to delete or delete from your PS4, then click on it with the X on the console controller and then press "Cancel".
  • Now the console will show you the network and a box in which will be the password, which you must delete and insert a wrong one.
  • When you enter an incorrect password, the system will show you a box indicating that it is incorrect, finally press «Accept» and click to go back twice.

Once this procedure is done, the Wi-Fi network will not reconnect to your PS4 since it has incorrect data.

When the PS4 is in sleep mode

If your PS4 is in sleep or standby mode and you want to perform one of the procedures described above to delete or disable a Wi-Fi network, you can do it without any inconvenience. You just have to take primary control of the console and tap or move any of the buttons so that it lights up.

Finally, you just have to access the PS4 profile you want and apply the methods described above, following the steps one by one as described in them.

Why does your PlayStation 4 keep connecting to the same network?

If again, after applying one of the methods described above, the your PlayStation 4 continues to connect to the same network, you need to check that you have performed all the steps perfectly. However, as we explained in the previous points, you should also check that the internet connections, both physical ones, such as Ethernet cables, and the network, are established correctly.

On the other hand, if the problem when trying to disconnect a Wi-Fi network from your PS4 persists, all that remains is to resort to technical support to fix the problem as soon as possible.

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