If you’re reading this from a computer or device connected to your home Wi-Fi connection, chances are you’re being ripped off.
I know, because I recently found out that I’ve been getting ripped off by my Internet Service Provider (ISP) for years.
You see, recently I convinced my boss to let me work from home—a dream I’ve had for many years—and I was looking forward to the comfortable working environment. But what happened was far from comfortable…
On that first day of working from home, I was almost happy to get to work. I sat down at my desk, and when I tried pulling up my email, it took five minutes to load…
Unacceptable. When you need to be in constant contact with your coworkers throughout the day, you have to be able to access your email quickly. Not to mention the list of websites and downloads I needed to access. And that wasn’t even the worst part.
I’d only just upgraded to a better internet package one month before! You see, I even knew that I’d need faster speeds if I was going to be working from my 3-bedroom home. And it was still taking forever! But, that’s not all.
For the first two weeks, everything was fine. But after that, Netflix started taking forever to “buffer,” and YouTube just wouldn’t play right. It was almost like I’d downgraded! I just couldn’t believe it.
Frustrated, I decided to do what any of you would probably do in my situation.
I called my internet provider and complained. But, the earliest they could have a technician visit was in 15 days. 15 days! So, I put off working from home for another two weeks. And, finally, the day arrived. But I was in for a surprise…
The technician, Barry (name changed to protect his identity – I know his employer is going to want to know who spilled the beans), came out and got to work on trying to fix my internet. And, he seemed like a relaxed and friendly guy, so I offered him a beer.
“I really shouldn’t, man,” Barry said as he reached out to accept it.
Now, the more Barry and I talked, the friendlier we got. But, when I told him that I was working from home, Barry told me I was pretty much SOL. (Sure Outta Luck…)
I could not believe what I was hearing.
“Router throttling, man,” he said. “So, yeah, when you sign up, they give you the speeds you asked for. At first. But after a while, they throttle the bandwidth in your router. The internet going to your house hasn’t changed, so it’ll say you’re still up to speed. But the router doesn’t have the same output as it used to.”
I blinked as it started to dawn on me, just what Barry was saying…
“It’s their little game,” he said. “Suddenly, your internet’s not going so fast, but you can’t actually prove that it’s slower. Since the numbers look okay, you probably just have to ‘upgrade’ to the next package. Which is more expensive, of course.”
He took a swig of his beer.
“How can they do that?” I asked.
He shrugged, as if to say, Corporate America, man.
Furious, but not completely surprised, I told Barry he might as well not even fix it, and that I’d be changing providers immediately.
“It’s not gonna help,” Barry told me. “They all do it. All the ISPs. If they all do it, they can all get customers that want to ‘upgrade.’”
Exasperated, I fell back in my chair.
“Isn’t there anything I can do?” I asked, defeated.
Barry smiled at me and held one finger in the air as he finished his beer. Then he went out to the truck and returned with a small white device. He plugged it in the wall and dusted off his hands with a “watch this” smirk on his face.
“You didn’t get this from me, man,” he said. “It’s a WiFiBlast. It reconnects the split channels from your router and blasts it across the house. Trust me, man, you’re not gonna have any troubles with speed anymore.”
Nearly speechless because of this internet angel, I thanked Barry for his amazing gift. He only had one thing to say:
“Thanks for the beer, man.”
The WiFiBlast is the answer to Router Throttling. It’s the only router on the market that is untouchable by the ISPs. In short, they can’t tamper with it.
Not only that, but it also extends the range of your WiFi while it boosts speeds, meaning that your connection is faster than ever while reaching further than ever. It’s great for multi-story homes where you might keep the router in the basement, or even ranch homes where your current router struggles to reach from one side of the house to the other.
And, it works with any modem and any Internet Service Provider. Finally, a way to get back at those pocket pickers! And, don’t worry, it’s 100% legal.
So, this is going to get a little technical, but bear with me…
The internet that goes from the wire into your modem/router is measured in bandwidth. It’s basically a measurement of how fast your internet is. As mentioned above, ISPs throttle this bandwidth. (Seriously, I had to look it up and it turns out it’s a huge controversy!) All in an effort to get you to pay them more.
But the WiFiBlast prevents this throttling by keeping open the maximum bandwidth. And the ISPs can’t tamper with it. You following me? Good.
Basically, it’s internet you’re currently getting, but boosted.
It’s quite the nifty little device…
Well, the short answer is, if you live in America, you need it. In fact, a recent survey showed that 87% of Americans are unhappy with their internet service provider, and it’s easy to see why…
All ISPs throttle their customers… and now, millions of Americans are finally fighting back with the WiFiBlast.
Symptoms of WiFi Throttling:
- Slow WiFi speeds in certain rooms
- Certain devices can’t connect to WiFi (This is a BIG indicator)
- Connection drops at random times
- There are dead zones in the house
- WiFi networks disappear and reappear entirely
- Slow video streaming (YouTube, Netflix, etc.)
- Laggy online video game play
“I felt obliged to write a review since there are some bad reviews of this product. Full disclosure, I’ve been in IT for 25 years so I generally know my way around technology. I base my ‘ease of setup’ on if I would be able to walk my mother-in-law through the setup over the phone. This product is brain dead simple to configure and get going.
As for the range extending capabilities, my access point is on the second floor of our 3 story house (3200 square feet). The extender is on the first floor with the hope of improving wifi to the TV and the family room. I ran a speed test from my laptop. Prior to the WiFiBlast it got 50mbs/10mbs (down/up). With the WiFiBlast, the laptop got 150mbs/30mbs.
I’ll be ordering a second WiFiBlast to put in the master bedroom. The speed isn’t needed but the geek in me can’t pass up a faster connection for the small cost of this product.”
Bandwidth throttling is one of the biggest scams in our country right now. Basically, if you pay a reasonable price for your internet and it’s slow, you can almost immediately chalk it up to throttling.
That’s why the WiFiBlast is so great. It basically “keeps the hose open”, so to speak, so that your internet is always at full blast. And the range is phenomenal, too. Even if you were purchasing the WiFiBlast as an extended-range router, it would be worth it on that alone.
– Richard Stalworth, PhD
So, I finally felt safe to use it. (No disrespect to Barry, but I just wanted a pro’s advice first).
So, I followed the directions, which were super easy. Basically, all I really had to do was plug it in. I think even my 75 year old mother could set it up if she wanted to. Total setup time: 3-5 minutes.
After I finished setting it up, it was time to see if this thing really lived up to its hype… I conducted a few tests.
- Email – Loading times were instantaneous. Whereas just before I plugged in the WiFiBlast, they would take minutes to load… after, they loaded as fast as I could snap my fingers.
- Browsing websites – Websites loaded as soon as I clicked on them. It just seemed so much faster, it was like I was in the future.
- Youtube and Netflix – Absolutely no buffering at all. It’s so satisfying to see the little loading icon waaaay ahead of the actual “play” icon.
It passed the eye test, but I wanted to know for sure that it was, in fact, the WiFiBlast. I wanted those cold, hard numbers, you know?
So, I performed an internet speed test, first by turning OFF WiFiBlast and then a second time by turning ON WiFiBlast. The difference was astonishing…
As you can see, my download speed was pretty much non-existent without WiFiBlast, clocking in at 0.23 Mbps. Once I turned on WiFiBlast, the download speed shot up to 22.32 Mbps!
The WiFiBlast normally sells for around $80, which is more than worth it. Especially if you consider the fact that most routers cost in the $100 range. But, that’s not even the best part…
Right now, WiFiBlast is running a 50% off sale on their official website! So, you get the best router on the market (and the only one that protects against throttling) for only $40! You just can’t beat that value!
I was so surprised and happy to see that sale, that I went ahead and ordered 3 more… 1 for my parents, and 2 for my kids in college. I know they’ll all appreciate how fast the internet goes now!