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    Benefits of changing wifi channel!

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      Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      I've been speaking to a colleague at work who has advised that he recently changed his wifi channel with Sky and has a more reliable and faster broadband as a result.

      Whilst I admit mine isn't the fastest broadband I am happy with it and do not have any issues.

      What are the benefits of changing the wifi channel and how would I do this?

      Thanks

      Dave


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      Re: Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      Changing wifi channel is done by login on to your routers settings page via your web browser, channels can become overcrowded if more of your neighbours use the same channel number, moving channel to one with less traffic is always a good idea.

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      Re: Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      Sky's latest routers are set to find the best wireless channel. Some find the it works well, others, myself included find it doesn't. I only have one other wireless network in my range, a Dlink using channel 1, my Hub insists on setting itself to use the same channel. Best thing to do is to download and use a channel analyser to find the best channel in your area. I use Inssider, link below, on my PC and the Wifi Analyzer on my tablet.

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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      The problem with the router determining the wireless channel, is its ok close around the area near to the router.
      But at the far end of the garden or a far corner of your house away from the router you can have a totally different set of neighbouring routers affecting.

      As above, best to walk around your home/estate with a laptop, phone or tablet and use an analyser app.
      I use Wifi Analyser, works a treat.

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      Re: Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      Quote Originally Posted by Annie UK View Post
      Changing wifi channel is done by login on to your routers settings page via your web browser, channels can become overcrowded if more of your neighbours use the same channel number, moving channel to one with less traffic is always a good idea.
      How do I login to my router settings?

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      Re: Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      Quote Originally Posted by DRGW View Post
      How do I login to my router settings?
      Hi DRGW.

      There's a handy guide for logging in & checking stats on the Sagem 2504n here:
      Sky User - How to get your Sky Sagem F@ST2504n Router Statistics

      For wireless settings, just click the 'setup' tab in the black bar at the top of any router screen after logging in.

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      Re: Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      The point about signal levels away from the router is well made.

      I would like to use Wifi Analyser, but should I install

      farproc Wifi Analyzer https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....wifi.analyzer
      or
      Webprovider Wifi Analyzer https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...r.wifianalyzer
      or
      Zoltán Pallagi WiFi Analyzer https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...zolee.wifiinfo?
      Or maybe even
      NETGEAR WiFi Analytics https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....WiFiAnalytics?
      JPL

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      Re: Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      Any of them will do. They all show the networks on your area.

      TomD


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      Re: Benefits of changing wifi channel!

      Quote Originally Posted by JPL View Post
      The point about signal levels away from the router is well made.

      I would like to use Wifi Analyser, but should I install

      farproc Wifi Analyzer https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....wifi.analyzer
      or
      Webprovider Wifi Analyzer https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...r.wifianalyzer
      or
      Zoltán Pallagi WiFi Analyzer https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...zolee.wifiinfo?
      Or maybe even
      NETGEAR WiFi Analytics https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....WiFiAnalytics?
      I've been using the Farproc one on a number of Android devices for some time and works very well.

     

     

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