Yes, ISPs Really Can Throttle Your Internet Connection, Making Wi-Fi Slower

This story is part of Home Tips, CNET’s collection of practical advice for getting the most out of your home, inside and out.

If you’re experiencing frustratingly slow internet speeds, the culprit could be an outdated router or a less-than-ideal router location. Your connection issues could require an easy fix, like upgrading to a mesh network or simply restarting your modem and router. But if you’ve already attempted many of the tried-and-true methods and your internet speeds are still subpar, the issue might be due to something your internet service provider is intentionally doing: bandwidth throttling.

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Yes, you read that right. Your ISP could be making your Wi-Fi slower on purpose. Resulting from the 2019 Supreme Court decision declining to hear an appeal on net neutrality, ISPs can still legally stifle your internet, limiting your broadband if you’re streaming more TV than they want and serving slower connections to websites owned by their competitors. 

One solution to slow Wi-Fi (if it is caused by internet throttling) is a virtual private network
. Basically, ISPs need to see your IP address to slow down your internet, and a good VPN will shield that identity — though it comes with some limitations and downsides, which I’ll discuss below. We’ll walk you through how to tell if throttling is to blame and, if not, what to do about fixing your crummy Wi-Fi. (You can also learn more about how to get free Wi-Fi anywhere in the world.) 

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Step 1

First, troubleshoot your slow internet connection

So your Wi-Fi is slow and you think your service provider is throttling your connection. Before you jump to those conclusions, it’s important to run through the usual troubleshooting list: Check that your router is centrally located in your home, reposition its antennas, double-check your network security and so on. If you want to read about more ways to optimize your Wi-Fi, check out our suggestions.

If you’ve run through the laundry list and your Wi-Fi is still chugging slowly, move on to the next step.

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Please Check Your Internet Connection [FIXED]

Blizzard Entertainment has just come out with the latest entry in the Diablo franchise and it’s measuring to be one doozy of an RPG. However, certain issues—more precisely bugs and errors—aren’t letting dungeon-crawling enthusiasts enjoy the title as it should be. One of these pertinent problems is Diablo Immortal please check your internet connection that bars players from connecting to online servers. 

If you’ve been affected by a similar issue, you’re definitely not alone in this endeavor. Thousands of other players currently face the same calamity with no straight solution in mind.

However, the good news is that the affair isn’t entirely impossible to get the better of. Plenty of potential fixes seem to be working for the hack-and-slash RPG, so it’s not too bad of a situation. Let us get right into these measures with no further ado. 

What is Diablo Immortal Please Check Your Internet Connection? 

Diablo Immortal Please Check Your Internet Connection

Diablo Immortal is a pretty fun game that puts even the most hardcore RPG fans to its paces. However, in times that it’s not fun at all, you’re probably looking at an error screen, such as the one in question. What we have at our disposal here is purely an internet-centric issue that doesn’t seem to go away on its own unless, of course, you do something about it. 

As soon as you start up your game in the instance of these dire times, the title screen returns you with a prompt that says, “Please check your internet connection and tap OK.” Selecting the latter then takes you back to your phone’s home screen thereby shutting the game down from what we can gather. This is undesirable in every sense of the meaning, so concerned players do need to fix the issue promptly to get back to demon hunting. 

Fortunately, the situation isn’t all that oh-so-terrible. Whether you’re facing the problem on your Android or iOS device or on Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher, we’ve outlined a variety of different potential solutions. Implementing the latter correctly on your end will more or less ensure that

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