Many people are unaware that their internet connection can be slowed down, and the speed can actually be negative.
Slowing your connection speeds will force a person to wait longer for pages to load, which means they will not want to use it as much.
This is great if you’re trying to get away from something like Facebook or other social media sites that suck up all of your time.
There are many ways you can slow down your internet connection without having to buy any software – plus there’s no risk involved with these methods!
One way is by using what we call “slow” wifi routers (that have been reprogrammed). You simply need a PC in order to do this.
You can use a USB connection, or you can connect to your router wirelessly.
You then need to download the software called DD-WRT and install it on your computer.
Once installed, go into the DD-WRT settings and change some of them – for this article we will be changing the “Wireless Mode” from B/G Mixed (default) to G Only with 40MHz Channel Width.
This is because normal laptops only have an 802.11g wifi card in them.
They cannot read anything above that level due to hardware limitations so if you’re able to choose ˜B/G Mixed′ before installing DD-WRT, that would be better than just choosing G Only as long as there are no other ˜B′ devices in your area.
The next step is to refresh the router’s settings by rebooting your device.
This can be done through a simple long press of the reset button on most routers or by going into DD-WRT and making sure “SHOW RESET BUTTON” is checked.
Then choosing ˜REBOOT ROUTER NOW’ from the dropdown menu.
You should now see that you are connected at a negative speed (i.e., slower than what you were before).
To get back onto full internet speeds just plug in an Ethernet cable or turn off wireless connectivity .
It will automatically change back to B/G Mixed mode, so make sure to return this setting once everything is reconnected again!
*Important: You can’t have more than one wireless device (E.g., laptop, phone).
Connected to the router while you’re on a negative speed connection as that will affect your internet speeds for both devices.*
Always make sure to turn off Wireless connectivity when using Negative Speed Connection mode and always use an Ethernet cable or plug in any other cord if you can!
This is important because otherwise it’ll slow down the connection even more by running two signals at once instead of just one.
-You can go back into DD-WRT after turning off Wireless Connectivity settings and rebooting your router via power button, choosing “SHOW RESET BUTTON”, then selecting “REBOOT ROUTER”.
-And be sure to turn off the negative speed connection after you are finished! Otherwise, it’ll just stay at that slow internet speeds.
*This will also apply if there are more than one wireless device connected and they’re on a Negative Speed Connection mode as well.
“If I have both my laptop and phone connected can I maintain two separate connections with different speeds?”
No, once your devices connect wirelessly using a router or modem & Wi-Fi signal in Net Mode (negative), only one of them can get access to high-speed Internet while the other suffers from an extremely low net connection rate.”
“It’s important for this reason that we always switch back into normal mode when not being used so that we can maintain a high-speed connection for the next time.”
“Negative Speed: How to Slow Down Your Internet Connection” is one of the newest posts on our blog.
In this article, will talk about how to reduce your net speed and why you might want to do it!
In this article, we will talk about how to slow down your Internet connection.
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As mentioned in the first paragraph of this blog post, can speed be negative?
Absolutely! In order for you to understand and fully appreciate what is going on with a slower internet connection, it’s important that you know just a little bit about its opposite.
High-speed net access.
The difference between these speeds can be startling; so before talking more specifically about reducing your bandwidth usage and slowing connections.
Let’s explore some common misconceptions many people have when thinking they’re getting an excellent deal on their new home.
Wi-Fi network or office broadband plan–only later realizing they’ve been deceived by false advertising campaigns.
We’ll also talk about how to slow a connection down.
A common misconception is that wireless networks and broadband internet service can be shared, which they cannot.
This type of usage violates the company’s Terms of Service agreement (TOS) and may result in being banned from Wi-Fi or having one’s account canceled altogether.
There are many reasons why it is not possible for a home user to share their Internet connections with others–including power limitations (i.e., if you’re using your laptop on battery power), bandwidth caps, security concerns, etc.
So before getting duped into purchasing multiple accounts under different names (which could get you blacklisted by an ISP).
Read up on all the facts beforehand so that you’ll know better than to do it in the first place.
Why wireless connections can’t be shared with others .
The facts behind why someone would want to share their connection anyway.
Or how they think they can get away with doing so (given that most ISPs allow only one account per billing address) .
What might happen if you were caught violating your ISP’s TOS by sharing an internet connection.
How broadband Internet service is different from a Wi-Fi network?
What impact on bandwidth will result when someone else uses your home Wi-Fi for streaming video, downloading torrents, etc.?
If left unchecked these practices will make things difficult for other users of the same router–not just those who are actively using the internet at the same time–but also those who might need to use the internet in a few hours or days.
– How speed can be affected by distance ?
An overview of how Wi-Fi signal strength declines with increased distances.
Which is an issue when you’re trying to cover your whole home with reliable wireless coverage.
Negative Speed: Why Wireless Connections Can’t Be Shared With Others
Most people know that they can only connect one device at a time via WiFi.
But what’s likely not clear from this statement is that even if someone could get around this problem somehow (e.g., buying another router and creating two different networks) .
It would defeat the purpose because their service provider assigns them IP addresses according to where they live in relation to the tower.
How Speed Can Be Affected By Distance: Understanding The Limits Of WiFi Coverage.
WiFi’s range starts at 300 feet and doesn’t extend beyond 900 feet from the router on a good day. And that assumes no obstruction in between (buildings, trees or walls).
When obstacles are present like these, it can significantly reduce your internet connection speeds.
What this means for most homeowners is they’ll need more than one WiFI access point installed throughout their house if they want adequate coverage everywhere – something experts recommend
How To Slow Your Connection Down:
If you’re trying to download something and your internet connection is too fast, the solution might be as simple as slowing it down.
All modern operating systems come with a feature called “traffic shaping,” or limiting bandwidth usage for certain applications.
For instance, if you want to use Google Chrome at full speed but limit video streaming on Netflix for some reason then you can tell Windows not to allocate any data towards those streams while still allowing other functions like emailing or browsing social media sites without interruption.