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Edited by True Reclaimer: 9/2/2014 11:44:08 AM
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Top 5 Ways to Pre-Optimize PS4 for Destiny! -UPDATED-

[u][b]Top 5 Ways to Pre-Optimize PS4 for Destiny! [/b][/u] [b]1. Defrag your PS4! (Rebuild Database)[/b] - This is something everyone needs to do once a month! Do you suffer from laggy menus, slow messages, and invites that never send?? This is the solution!! All it does is spend 3 minutes cleaning your PS4s OS (operating system) so that corrupt/junk/temporary files are deleted and lost files are put in their places! No game data will be lost, and all downloads and settings stay the same. Its just like giving your PS4 a virtual shower, letting it clean off its sweat and dirt. Hey you should shower yourself too! (Hopefully more than once a month) [u]For instructions either watch the vid or click this link and follow option 5 [/u] [url]https://support.us.playstation.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5044/~/ps4%3A-safe-mode[/url] to read Sony Support's fancy techno-talk. [b]2. Switch to Wired Connection![/b] - Let's face it, WiFi sucks. Unless you enjoy disconnections and lag, do yourself a favor and buy a really long Ethernet cord to plug your PS4 right into your router (or better yet directly into your modem!) Make sure to limit the number of devices using the internet, and turn off any programs/downloads that eat up bandwidth such as torrents, youtube, and Netflix. [b]3. Ignored #2? Alright WiFi guy [/b]- At the very least make sure if you're intent on using WiFi that your router can handle gaming. And try to move as close as possible to the router! If your router is upstairs in your dads room and your PS4 is downstairs in the basement, its safe to assume you will have connection issues. Also keep in mind the more connected devices, the more lag you may get! So tell your sister to stop watching Netflix on the tablet! [b]4. Buy Long Micro USB Cords![/b] - I bought a bunch of 10ft microusb cords cheap on eBay and they come in handy. One plugs my controller right into the PS4. Another plugs into a charger and refuels my wireless headset. And a third plugs into my cell phone, useful for checking the Destiny Companion App and Twitter, without worrying about my cell dying. The last thing you want is your controller dying on you in the middle of a raid! PLUG IT IN PLUG IT IN [b]5. Keep It Cool[/b]! - Make sure your PS4 doesnt overheat! Place it down flat and in an open area thats well circulated. Meaning on a desk/tv stand without stuff cluttered on or around it! If you live in a hot area get some air conditioning! And dont rely on the PS4's internal fans to do all the work - get a cheap $10 portable fan and aim it at the PS4 to help blow away the hot air in the back. Your PS4 may get dusty from all the air intake so dont forget to clean it with a q tip, and maybe invest in a cheap portable HEPA Filter unit to make the air cleaner for both the system and your lungs! [b]BONUS[/b] - An ideal connection is a NAT Type 2 OPEN (or MODERATE if youre lazy) NAT Type. You should have [u]at least[/u] 15 mbps download speed and 3.5 mbps upload speed with a Ping of 25 [u]or less[/u]. Check Speedtest.net on pc and also run an internet connection test on your PS4 in settings. If your connection is crap, FIX IT. Google it, check tech forums, call your internet service provider, complain to your mom, do whatever you gotta do to get it right. Hope this guide helped, Guardians. [b]UPDATE[/b] - A lot of good suggestions and questions regarding NAT Type. NAT Type 1 means OPEN and your ps4 is directly connected to the modem. NAT Type 2 can mean 2 different things - OPEN connected to router, or MODERATE connected to router. [u]To ensure an OPEN NAT give your PS4 a Static IP and then edit your router settings and put the ps4's static IP in the DMZ.[/u][i] DMZ is preferred over port forwarding to ensure no mistakes, plus the PS4 has a built in firewall and PSN is a secure server so security is not an issue.[/i] Lastly, NAT Type 3 means STRICT and this will affect your gameplay. You can follow the same steps of Static ip and DMZ to fix it.[u] This link will show you how to set a static IP for your PS4[/u] - [url]http://portforward.com/networking/static-ip-ps4/[/url]. [u]To access your router - you must Google your model number[/u] because each one has different menus and instructions. Also[u] don't forget to turn off UPnP![/u] Unless you are using a printer connected to the router, it is a useless resource hog and a major security risk! - http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/01/29/disable-a-protocol-called-upnp-on-your-router-now-to-avoid-a-serious-set-of-security-bugs/ [b]- [i]True Reclaimer [PS4 True_Reclaimer][/i][/b] [url=http://www.bungie.net/en/Clan/99100]ReClaim Clan[/url] [quote]Rise. Raid. ReClaim. [/quote]
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  • I'm so ready.
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    • I just changed my router's QoS settings so that the PS4 never takes a back seat to Mom and Sis' streaming movies and TV [spoiler] Like a boss. [/spoiler]
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      • Ok question. What if i have 18 mbps download, 2 mbps up/ pinging at 30 ms, But still have poor connection (Red Bar) on Destiny.... I am hard wired to modem :/ My controller will make me move on its own when the connection gets real bad. Pretty annoying when trying to do VOG. Any help would be appreciated!
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          • I don't know why everyone thinks you need such insane download and upload speeds to get a good gaming connections. I have 6 down, 1 up and it's plenty. Higher bandwidth is useful if you want to do multiple things with the connection while you game, but you will never come close to that amount of data use just gaming.
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            • How you gonna lag switch without wifi?
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              • Is the White PS4 you get from the Destiny bundle, worse in terms of technology and looks?
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                • You are misleading people. DMZ is not preferred due to security issues. many people have much slower download and upload speeds. They connect just fine with their non optimal speeds. Thank you for your post otherwise.
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                  • [quote]get a cheap $10 portable fan and aim it at the PS4 to help blow away the hot air in the back. [/quote] ...
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                    • Edited by xanth420: 9/3/2014 5:43:35 PM
                      I got a old laptop fan that I used to use for a old laptop that would over heat the PS4 sits flat on it and it sucks the hot air out and away.
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                      • Im gonna link to this in my old thread. This is clearly better lol. [spoiler]Even tho you had to be a dick about it :D[/spoiler]
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                        • You have the defrag the PS4 every month.... What a shame.
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                          • All these guys saying ping needs to be this ping needs to be that. UMMM Where are you basing you locations???? Ping is the time it takes to get from one place and back. SO you can't always have a ping lower than what your saying. My fiber has a ping locally of 8ms but if I go to the West coast I usually have 30 to a Fiber connection also.
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                            • I got 91 mbit/s down and 10 mbit/s up and ping 20 :)
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                              • Edited by Tsiney: 9/6/2014 12:16:43 AM
                                Thanks for sharing this, Boss.
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                                • And give it a bath, with the new update they're waterproofed!!! [spoiler]Because magics.[/spoiler]
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                                  • I've got 31 mbps download and 4.5 up. surprised the hell out of me. but 31 ping
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                                    • Or just do what I did and buy the Glacier White PS4 and start fresh.
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                                      • Is rebuilding the data base safe for SSD's? I know defraging isnt.
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                                        • Excellent.
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                                          • Edited by BungoFTHOSEC: 9/3/2014 5:42:05 AM
                                            Some good tips except for the BONUS part. There's physically no possible way of me achieving those speeds until our infrastructure is upgraded. I understand you are trying to help, but honestly if you think everybody has at least 15 mbps download and 3.5 mbps upload then you are going to be in for a surprise when playing with people from other countries. I'm on 10 mbps / 1024 kbps. Otherwise a great guide for optimising the PS4 :). I use Wifi because the router is only about 2m away from the PS4 and Ethernet would mean I would be tripping over it if I needed to get up for a second or two.
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                                            • Helpful advise, cheers!
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                                              • Edited by Deadly1ceAwoken: 9/2/2014 2:47:11 AM
                                                Question about DMZ. Doesn't that bypass the firewall? Therefore making the security of internet connection very suspect? Or does this not matter on PS4? I would never do this on my computer if thats true. I already created my static IP and forwarded the PS required ports to that IP (80, 443, etc).
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                                                • Up to 850 kb/s download, at evening 250 kb/s... Becouse the owner of my apartament is a Dick that has to spare money on Everything...
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                                                  • Do you mean rebuild database instead of defrag?
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                                                    • If we will have two PS4's playing Destiny in the same household should I anticipate any problems with connecting to one another due to utilizing the same IPs? If so, what steps need to be taken to prevent this?
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