Best Ethernet cables for PS5 2024

If you want to have the best experience playing online multiplayer on PS5, you may want to consider forgoing the Wi-Fi setup. Instead, staying wired with one of the best Ethernet cables will ensure that your PS5 has the strongest, fastest internet connection possible. We've rounded up the best Ethernet cables for PS5 that'll keep your online gaming uninterrupted.

Wire up with the best Ethernet cables for PS5

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Simple options to choose from

If you're not sure what Ethernet cable to buy for your PS5, don't worry. There are a few easy steps you can consider in your buying process. If you don't mind dropping a few extra dollars for the best quality cable on the market, the Cat-8 is the best choice, period. Just keep the space where you'll be setting up in mind, as a Cat-8 cable is much shorter than other, cheaper alternatives available right now.

For most people, you'll want to choose between a Cat-7 or Cat-6a cable, which are technically different but have a large degree of overlap in use. Nevertheless, it's a great way to increase your download speed on your PS5 without paying a lot of money for benefits that you won't see.

The standard Cat-6 cable is also a choice, but you should double-check to make sure it'll be right for your internet connection since it may not offer many, if any, benefits over a Wi-Fi connection. While many of the best PS5 games are offline titles, some still have online modes or full multiplayer options, so it's worth making sure you have the proper setup. A better internet connection also means an easier time downloading games and DLC, which is especially important if you're opting to stick with digital games for the most part.

Samuel Tolbert

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