The Lag Switch

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Introduction: The Lag Switch

Yes how low can a online gamer go? Well here is the answer to a question that has long dominated the world of online gaming  "why is my connection so slow?" The answer is either your computer cant handle the game or someone is using one of theses suckers...a lag switch. the ible is all about creating your own so you too can also annoy the hell out of your fellow gamers.

Step 1: Materials

Materials are few in this project. Please note the amount of each item is in the [ ].

- Cat5e Cable (internet cord) [1]
- Switch, any toggle kind. [1]
- Soldering Iron and Solder.
- Extra wire.
- Case. [Optional]

Step 2: "Hack" the Cat5e Cable

Carefully open the plastic casing on the Cat5e cable to reveal the inner wires. Be sure NOT to cut any of them other wise this project will not work. Find the SOLID ORANGE wire and separate it from the rest. then when you have enough space cut it in two and strip the wires.

Step 3: Solder on the Switch

Now grab your switch and solder the split orange wire to the switch points as shown in the diagram below.

Step 4: What It Should Look Like So Far...

Kind of a pointless step I know but below is a picture of what your Lag Switch should look like so far.

Step 5: Completion

Congratulations you are done! to use the Lag Switch is quite simple... start an online match, when the game starts or if your being attacked flick the switch into the off position and voila your team and opponents connection will slow or stop completely while you run around killing anyone you please! Finish off your lag switch by sticking it in a case or if your eager to get some well deserved revenge plug one end of the cable to your console and the other to your nearest internet jack and start making those online jerks cry their hearts out! Just a word of warning (I bet you weren't expecting this!), manipulation of the network is frowned apoun by the online community and could get you banned or have your online membership suspended, so please use the Lag Switch appropriately and only when necessary; thanks.

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    30 Comments

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    Z3r0CooL-
    Z3r0CooL-

    3 months ago on Step 4

    If this isn’t working for newer consoles; like it kicks you offline when you switch it even for a second, wait for it reconnect and log in and do it a few more times. The way the ps4/xBone gen consoles network will kick you off the first few times, but eventually it assumes there’s a weak network connection issue and allows you to stay signed in while flipping it off for short periods of time. I’ve tried the solid orange and solid green cables and it seems the orange does a better job in most cases.

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    Z3r0CooL-
    Z3r0CooL-

    Reply 3 months ago

    Or even better, grab a cheap network switch.. the type that you plug an Ethernet into from your router and it handles splitting the connection into multiple Ethernet connections. Connect the switched cable between the router and Ethernet switch, connect the console to one of the outputs of the switch. Now the switch gets hit with a power drop, but only the data signal is effected on the consoles end. It would still be getting a stable power flow from the connection to the Ethernet switch.

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    outtathere20
    outtathere20

    9 months ago

    i tried in game but it just kills connection to game server and kicks me

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    Revixz
    Revixz

    4 years ago

    Guys so far this method is "patched" or has been updated because of server updates but there is a "jailbreak method that helps or improves lag. The cord needs to be a PS4 or Xbox 1 charger. The casing needs to be split open so the wiring is exposed. Once this is done pull the green cord out and attach the switch from either end. Once done you will need to connect the adapter to your PS4 or XBOX 1 port and then to your controller. The small switch may hang off but i bought a small compartment and placed the switch and any extensive cords in it. Only use when needed because if left on it may drain power out of your controller, not maintain power. This method is a more firm one that does not dismantle your amount of lag in your view, but increases the way that people see your "lag". Subscribe to my channel Revixz as I show that I am way better with "lagswitch" XXXDDD

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    ayline32
    ayline32

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hola lo hice todo como indicas pero cuando juego y apago el interruptor me saca del juego que estará mal?

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    marijuanaisking
    marijuanaisking

    Reply 2 years ago

    100% incorrect. All you are doing is making your controller input lag. You are NOT making your internet connection lag.

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    LeoF46
    LeoF46

    2 years ago

    Io non ho capito una cosa ogni.volta che clicco sul pulsante mi butta fuori dal gioco e mi.manca la linea dopo un po ritorna sbaglio forse i collegamenti ? ho letto che ci vuole un commutatore di rete qualcuno sa.spiegarmi bene grazie

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    LeoF46
    LeoF46

    Question 2 years ago on Step 5

    Io lo provato ma si disconnette dal gioco perché?

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    Logixal
    Logixal

    4 years ago

    This doesn't work anymore

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    Attaboy123
    Attaboy123

    5 years ago

    Every time i turn off the switch to try it, it kicks me offline

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    TXTCLA55
    TXTCLA55

    Reply 5 years ago

    Hello, this instructable is 6 years old, I even forgot I authored it (lol). I'm fairly certain this no longer works as the net code for consoles has been vastly upgraded since.

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    zmgreen8
    zmgreen8

    11 years ago on Step 4

    I used an ordinary on off button and connected it to the solid orange wire but when I turned the button it completely lagged me out of the game

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    Psycosisnine
    Psycosisnine

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 4

    thats because the buttons are normally push on ... it needs to be push off

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    Attaboy123
    Attaboy123

    Reply 5 years ago

    What do u mean push cause i have a flip on and off switch

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    zmgreen8
    zmgreen8

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 4

    Ok thanks

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    TXTCLA55
    TXTCLA55

    Reply 11 years ago on Step 4

    Psycosisnine is correct the button needs to be in the on position all the time then when you want to lag flick it off. That is the reason I suggest using a toggle switch.

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    frostynugz420
    frostynugz420

    8 years ago on Step 4

    does it make a diffent if a light is on the switch

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    claudeb2
    claudeb2

    Reply 6 years ago

    The light will have is own prong, if it's not used it won't matter.

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    TXTCLA55
    TXTCLA55

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 4

    I'd say it might. considering that this is a data line were turning off and on there is a good possibility that a LED might disrupt the data flowing through it. In my own opinion I wouldn't try it. If you do try it, let me know if it works well.

    Hope this helps
    -TXT

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    frostynugz420
    frostynugz420

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 4

    well so far i havent power the light but its working fine without it. thanks alot