Oculus Air Link

Oculus Air Link requires both your Quest 2 and PC Oculus app to be on v28 which is coming soon.

A secure Wi-Fi network uses passwords and encryption methods to keep other devices from seeing or modifying the communication between your headset and your PC. There are two ways of finding out the type of Wi-Fi connection you have.

Using the Oculus app:

  1. Turn on your Quest 2 and open the Oculus app on your phone.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the headset that you are currently using, then tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Tap the Wi-Fi network that you're connected to at the moment.
  5. Below Security, it will show the protocol being used (example: WPA/WPA2 PSK).

Using your headset:

  1. Press the Oculus button on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.
  2. Select Settings then select Device.
  3. Select Wi-Fi.
  4. Select the Wi-Fi network that you are connected to (it is marked as “Connected”).
  5. Below Security, it will show the protocol being used (example: WPA/WPA2 PSK).

Visit our support article for information on connecting your Quest 2 to Wi-Fi.

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Oculus Air Link requires both your Quest 2 and PC Oculus app to be on v28 which is coming soon.

Air Link allows you to wirelessly connect your Quest 2 to your PC using a secure Wi-Fi network.

While Oculus Air Link supports all secure Wi-Fi standards, we recommend using WPA-2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access, Version 2) because it is the most secure standard and it is widely available.

Before you begin connecting with Oculus Air Link, confirm your Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus PC app are updated to v28 or higher by checking the version in Settings.

From your PC:

  1. Download and update the Oculus PC app.
  2. Open the Oculus PC app and select Settings.
  3. Select the Beta tab. Select the button next to Air Link.

Connect from your headset for the first time:

  1. Put on your Quest 2 headset and press [oculus button] to open the universal menu.
  2. Select [gear icon] Settings then select Experimental Features.
  3. Find and select the button next to Air Link.
  4. Read the Air Link Requirements then select Continue.
  5. Find and select your PC in the Available PCs list then select Pair.
  6. Once pairing is complete you can now click Launch.

After you pair for the first time, you can turn on Air Link from your Quick Actions menu in Settings.

To turn off Air Link:

  1. From your Quest 2 headset, press [oculus button] to open the universal menu.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Experimental, then click next to Air Link to turn off.

To keep your Wi-Fi connection secure:

  • Only share your Wi-Fi password with trusted devices.
  • Avoid shared or untrusted Wi-Fi networks.

Minimum Requirements for Air Link

Oculus Link includes new settings to modify your Bitrate. To access these settings:

  • Launch Air Link
  • The Air Link panel inside of Dash will now display two options:
    • Dynamic Bitrate
    • Static Bitrate
  • You can adjust the bitrate sliders by selecting and dragging the sliders right or left. Once selected the new bitrate will be set. You will be then asked to confirm or cancel the changes.
  • If you select a bitrate that is too high and the app stops responding, don’t worry we revert the settings after 10 seconds if you don’t confirm them.
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Best Practices

  • Have your PC connected to Router/Access Point via Ethernet cable
  • Headset should be connected to Wi-Fi via 5GHz band (AC or AX)
  • Router in the same room as the headset or in line-of-sight, and at least 1m off the ground
  • Non-mesh network configuration

Known Issues

  • My setup is ideal, but the performance is not good.
    • Air Link’s performance might be impacted if the Wi-Fi channel switches from 5-GHz to 2.4-GHz during a session. To avoid this behavior you can either create separate networks for the 2.4-GHz and 5-GHz bands, or disable the 2.4-GHz band altogether. Please consult the manual of your router for more information.
  • How do I unpair your headset connected to my PC?
    • Right now there is no option to unpair the headset from the PC. The way to unpair is from your headset. On headset, select Settings, Experimental Feature, Turn Air Link off.
  • I have no audio when I launch into Air Link.
    • To recover audio, reboot the headset and relaunch Air Link
  • My Settings panel becomes blank on Air Link crash or ungraceful Air Link session termination
    • You may have to reboot the headset if the settings panel goes blank.
  • Max bit rate values for AMD and NVIDIA GPUs are different
    • You can set up to a max of 100 mbps on AMD
    • You can set up to a max of 200 mbps on NVIDIA
  • My bitrate settings changes are not persistent across sessions
    • You'll always enter the Air Link session with default settings (Dynamic bitrate set to 100 mbps); any changes to bit rate settings will not be persistent across Air Link sessions.
  • I’m unable to discover my PC.
    • Make sure that your network is setup correctly
    • Check that both of your PC and headset on the same local network and neither of them is on the VPN
    • Make sure your firewall is not blocking the TCP port 5669
    • Try turning on/off the Air Link button on the Oculus PC app
    • Reboot your headset and restart your PC software
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