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Change your wireless channel

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All wireless routers broadcast Wi-Fi signals on a channel. If any of these channels get too busy – i.e. if your neighbour’s router is broadcasting on the same channel as yours – it can interfere with your signal and slow your internet down.

Before you change your wireless channel, try rebooting your router first. This gives your router a chance to automatically select the best channel and is often more accurate than choosing a channel yourself. If this doesn't help, try changing your wireless channel manually using the steps for your router below.

 

Which router do I have?

Your router's make and model is on the sticker on the back of your router. The make comes first (e.g. Huawei) followed by the model (e.g. HG633).

 

    1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page
    2. Now enter your router username and password. You’ll find these on the sticker underneath the removable settings card on back of your Wi-Fi Hub
    3. On the Dashboard page, select the See Wi-Fi settings button
    4. Then choose the Manage advanced settings button
    5. Select Continue on the pop-up box
    6. Now choose Advanced configuration followed by WLAN
    7. Select 2.4GHz Advanced Network
    8. Choose a new channel from the Channel drop-down list (which channel should I use?)
    9. Select Apply
    10. To change your Wi-Fi channel for 5GHz too, select 5GHz Advanced Network and follow steps 8 and 9

 

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page
  2. Now enter your router username and password. You’ll find these on the sticker underneath the removable settings card on back of your Wi-Fi Hub
  3. On the Dashboard page, select the See Wi-Fi settings button
  4. Then choose the Manage advanced settings button
  5. Now select the cog icon in the Wi-Fi 2.4GHz box
  6. Choose a new channel from the Channel Selection drop-down list (which channel should I use?)
  7. Select the Apply button, then the Continue button in the change confirmation box
  8. To change your Wi-Fi channel for 5GHz too, select the home icon
  9. Select the cog icon in the Wi-Fi 5GHz box and follow steps 6 to 7

 

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page
  2. Now enter your router username and password. You can find these on the sticker on the back of your Super Router
  3. Select Settings from the toolbar and then choose Wi-Fi from the dropdown menu
  4. Under either the 2.4GHz or 5GHz heading, select Advanced Settings
  5. Scroll down to AutoChannel and click on the slider to disable it
  6. Change the channel in the Channel drop-down list (which channel should I use?)
  7. When you're happy, choose Save at the top of the screen

 

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page
  2. Now enter your router username and password. You can find these on the sticker on the back of your Super Router
  3. Select Home Network from the menu bar at the top
  4. Select Wireless Settings on the left menu
  5. Open Advanced Settings
  6. Under 5GHz Frequency Band, select the drop down arrow next to channel
  7. Now choose a new channel (which channel should I use?)
  8. When you're happy, click Save at the bottom of the screen

 

  1. Open your browser and type in 192.168.1.1 to go to the router admin page
  2. Enter your router username and password

      Your default username and password is admin

  3. Select Wireless from the menu on the left
  4. Change the channel in the Wireless Channel drop-down list (which channel should I use?)
  5. When you're happy, click Save at the bottom of the screen

 

 

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