So how is the console's wireless? It's gonna be a serious pain in the arse for me to connect it via ethernet; there are no phone lines in the room it's going in and the walls are thick and block transmissions (and hard to drill through for a cable, not to mention there's a bathroom between my room and the room with a phone line- great planning there ).
I do have a modem directly downstairs and my laptop's wireless works through the floor nicely, but I could never get my PS3's to work; it just confused the living Hell out of me with technical jargon which means nothing to me. I assume if I knew what the F*ck I were doing, it'd work.
How user-friendly and powerful is the PS4's wireless? Is it just enter a command, it finds the signal, and Bob's-Your-Uncle? Or is it a nightmare of numbers, acronyms and other nonsense?
I won't be playing online, I won't get a PS Plus membership. I only need it for the browser, updates for games and to buy and download games on the PS store...
the ps4's wireless is OK. seriously. it's just OK.
i have a 50Mb/s down 3Mb/s up connection. The PS4 on wireless never seems to go over 20Mb/s down (it gets the full 3Mb/s up) and can sometimes be as low as 8Mb/s down!! It's more than enough for playing games online and downloading patches. Downloading games and some DLC will take a good few hours at least. My ps4 is up 2 flights of stairs from my router. from the same location my laptop can get 54Mb/s down and 3Mb/s up because it can use 5Ghz frequency. The PS4 can only access 2.4Ghz (ridiculous). my router puts out both 2.4/5Ghz frequencies.
I've been using my PS4 fine for the last (almost) 7 months. however, i just recently bought a 20m ethernet cable and nailed it along the bottom of the wall going from the router, up the stairs, and into my bedroom corner where the PS4 is. i get 43Mb/s down and 3Mb/s up now. still not full speed but much better than using wifi.