Changing the Wi-Fi Channel on Your Router Can Make Your Internet Faster

Did you know that changing the Wi-Fi channel on your router can boost your signal and performance? This can be very helpful for people who have a slow internet connection or for devices that aren’t so close to the router. Certain Wi-Fi channels work better in certain areas based off the level of interference. The most efficient Wi-Fi channels are 1, 6, and 11. Most routers will already have the best channel selected but it’s worth giving it a chance if you have a weak Wi-Fi signal. Of course in that case it’s recommended to move closer to the router or get a Wi-Fi Extender but changing the Wi-Fi Channel just might help a little until you can make better adjustments.

You can check the channel you’re on by logging into your router. Most routers use the address 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access the router. If unsure you can do a web search for *how to login to my (your internet company) router*. Simply type the address into your browser URL. It will ask for your username and password which you can almost always find on the side of the router. You can then configure the router and change the Wi-Fi channel according to your needs. This is simple to do however be careful when adjusting router settings. Make sure you only adjust the channel settings and nothing else. Feel free to ask a tech savvy friend if they’d be willing to help just to be safe. Go back and fourth between channels 1, 6, and 11 and see which one works the best for you. It may be a little difficult to read but most router settings offer a graph which displays traffic information making it easier to tell which channel is the least busiest. Feel free to look up a guide on WI-Fi channel display graphs or something similar.

Author: Craig Perez

I post about technology and other topics.

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