This video gives you the lowdown on making a lag switch for gaming. But why would you want a lag switch? What is a lag switch?
Well, it's a mechanism that lets you insert delays into the traffic flow of your internet connection. When you switch on the lag, a timer starts, lasting for a few seconds, blocking the traffic between the gaming device (ex. Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3) and your web connection. During live online gameplay, you'll appear to others as frozen in battle, when in fact your gunning down some unsuspecting player. After the timers stops, your opponents will see all of your actions in a sudden burst of motion. In other words—a "what the f**k" moment.
Yes, it's cheating. But if you suck, it's important. So, if you want a little lag in your online gameplay, watch this tutorial and build your own lag switch device.
After you have made it and tried it out, you may experience some problems. If you flip the switch and automatically get disconnected, try:
1. Setup an internet connection on your device.
2. Pick a wired connection.
3. Pick "manual". Picking "easy" will waste time.
4. Enter your IP info.
5. Pick "10base-T Half Duplex" as the Ethernet type.
6. Keep MTU at 1500.
7. Disable everything except UPnP—leave it enabled.
8. Test the connection.
9. Done. Should be good now.
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