The Air Link feature that allows users to connect their Oculus Quest 2 to a PC wirelessly over Wi-Fi isn’t great, but on the Meta Quest Pro it’s somehow a lot worse. Fortunately, that should all change in the next update according to Meta’s director of wireless.
If you want to play the best VR games on PC with your Meta Quest Pro, you have two options; you can pay for an Oculus Link cable or you can connect wirelessly to Air Link or an app like Virtual Desktop.
The latter can work quite well, but it does depend a lot on your internet speed and your settings. For best results, you want to have your router, your PC, and your Quest Pro together in the same room. For some reason, despite the Pro offering a lot of upgrades on the Oculus Quest 2, connecting wirelessly to your PC got a lot worse for some users.
Bruno Cendón, Meta’s Director of Wireless Communications revealed in a tweet that this is a known issue with the Meta Quest Pro, but could not be fixed before launch. This should change in the next Meta Quest Pro software update and wirelessly connecting your PC and Quest Pro should “become as good as in the Quest 2”.
Known issue, but the fix wasn’t ready for launch yet 😔. It will most likely be fixed in the next update and DFS channels will be just as good as in Quest 2Nov 3, 2022
The root of the problem has to do with DFS channels; it’s a feature used by Wi-Fi to allow devices to use a wider range of Wi-Fi channels, such as the 5GHz frequencies usually reserved for radar and satellite communications.
According to Virtual Desktop developer Guy Godin, disabling your Wi-Fi router’s DFS channels in your router’s settings can solve Meta Quest Pro’s issues. However, this will not be a solution for everyone; not all routers can disable DFS channels and you may not want to disable them just so your VR headset can work a little better.
Hopefully Meta can stick to Cendón’s timeline and release a fix in the next update, but at least we now know that Meta is working on fixing the issue and that one is coming soon.