The Air Link feature that allows users to wirelessly connect their Oculus Quest 2 to a PC via Wi-Fi isn’t great, but somehow it’s much worse in the Meta Quest Pro. Fortunately, all that should change in the next update, according to Meta’s wireless director.
If you want to play the best VR games on PC using your Meta Quest Pro, you have two options; you can pay for an Oculus Link cable, or you can connect wirelessly using Air Link or an app like Virtual Desktop.
The latter can work quite well, but it sure depends a lot on your internet speed and your configuration. For the best results, you want to have your router, your PC, and your Quest Pro in the same room together. However, for some reason, despite the Pro offering a lot of updates on the Oculus Quest 2, wirelessly connecting to your PC has gotten a lot worse for some users.
Bruno Cendón, wireless director at Meta revealed in a tweet that this is a known issue with Meta Quest Pro, but could not be fixed prior to release. This should change in the next Meta Quest Pro software update and wirelessly connect your PC and the Quest Pro should become “as good as Quest 2”.
Known issue but fix not ready for release 😔. It will probably be fixed in the next update and the DFS channels will be just as good as in Quest 2November 3, 2022
The cause of the problem is related to DFS Channels; is a feature used by Wi-Fi to allow devices to use a wider range of Wi-Fi channels, such as the 5 GHz frequencies that are 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 configuration can fix Meta Quest Pro 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 to make your VR headset work a little better.
Hopefully, Meta will be able to keep the Cendón timeline and release a fix in the next update, but at least now we know that Meta is working on fixing the issue and that it should be on the way soon.