You don’t need to be a tech wizard to learn how to jam a WiFi network. If you’re familiar with the basics of how WiFi works, you don’t need anything more. Jamming WiFi Networks can help you kick off-freeloaders, get people to leave their phones and come to the dinner table, pull pranks as well as seek sweet revenge. You can buy a jammer from the internet, but a lot of times it isn’t a legal option to avail. There are perfectly easy and legal ways to jam a WiFi network thankfully. We’ve included one below.
But first, how does a WiFi Network work?
A WiFi router carries your data over a wireless signal that operates at a particular frequency. Receiving data at that frequency becomes difficult as more and more users connect to it. A jammer basically operates by overpowering the frequency, preventing any more information from being carried either way. That’s roughly what you need to do to jam a signal without one too.
A router operates at a frequency like 2.4GHz or 5GHz. You can find that out by looking at the product description on the box or user guide, or Google for it. Some devices use both to increase strength, and they’re also harder to jam.
How to weaken a WiFi network?
Running a WiFi Network at the same or similar frequency, or even running other electric appliances that work at the same frequency as the router can significantly diminish signal strength and network connectivity. The 2.4 GHz frequency is especially easy to interfere with, since there are a ton of devices that operate at the same frequency.
You probably have a microwave at your place. Most microwaves operate at 2.4GHz, so running it can cause the WiFi signal to break up or even disappear. Similarly, old cordless phones you can buy second hand operate at similar frequencies, and you can use those as well. The only thing to be careful about is to put these devices next to the router when trying to block the signal. A distance of even a meter means there is little or no effect on the wifi signal, at least in the devices we’ve tried these methods with.
That said, there is a more technical method to jam a WiFi Network, which we’ve made absurdly easy in the steps below. Check it out…