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How to Improve Your Wireless (Wifi)
– Change your Wifi router channel to optimize your wireless signal

NOTE: This is one method of improving your wireless connection

  1. Download ‘Wifi Analyzer’ (Android) or ‘Network Analyzer Lite’ (iPhone) on your mobile to view the traffic on channels.
    – Is it on a channel other than 1, 6 or 11? If not, move it to one of the least congested one of them by:
  2. Logging into the router using the web address, username, and password located on the back of your home router.
  3. Following the instructions given by your network provider to change your ‘channel’ to a less congested channel; 1, 6 or 11.

 

Wireless facts that may help you understand it better:

  • Wifi – is a radio, communicates data via radio
  • When communicating with wireless, you need to use spectrum (radio)
  • Spectrum license is expensive
  • 4GHz and 5GHz spectrum are used by wireless/phones
  • 4GHz (older) very congested (easier to use) than 5GHz
  • The lower the frequency, the slower the wireless connection
  • Lower spectrum frequency penetrates walls/items further (wavelengths are more spaced out)
  • 5Ghz is faster but doesn’t have as much range
  • It is advised to get an access point that can do 5GHz as well as 2.4GHz (dual channels)
  • Access point = device e.g router is a cable device (tells traffic where to go), does the wireless
  • Wifi Analyzer – tells you all the channels available (12 channels) make sure it’s on channel 1, 6 or 11.

Hope this helps!