Changing My Wi-Fi Channel! (On my Wi-Fi Router)
Ok, so, you have figured out from the last blog entry that your router's current Wi-Fi channel is getting interference from your neighbors' Wi-Fi channel. And you have found a clear channel to set for your own router so that you can eliminate that interference.
But how do you do that?
There are many different Wi-Fi router models out there, from different manufacturers. And, the Wi-Fi the routers which are provided by your cable company may not always allow you to change things like the Wi-Fi channel and other settings (although most actually do let you do that now).
There is not enough room here to allow me to list ALL the steps to change the Wi-Fi channel on EVERY router. But, what I CAN do is to provide the links to the instructions for the most popular router brands and cable companies. Each one is a little different, so you may need to take a close look at your own router model to determine which link is best for you.
First, here are the links to the big cable providers' instructions:
Change the WiFi Channel in the Admin Tool or Xfinity xFi
How to Configure Your Frontier Router for Wireless. (this is a video tutorial)
How do I change my AT&T wifi router channel?
(There is no official 'Optimum' page that shows you how to do this, but see the next link)
Below is a link to a good article that take the time to really lay out the correct way to access all the major cable providers' router admin pages. This article is mainly about changing the router admin password. Once you are able to access the main admin page, you will be able to access the Advanced menu, or Wireless menu, which will contain the page that lets you change the Wi-Fi channel:
How to Change or Reset Your Cable Modem Router Username and Password
This list is for those who have purchased their own routers:
How do I change the wireless channel on my NETGEAR router?
Changing the wireless channel on the classic web-based interface
Changing Channel and Channel Width on a TP-Link Router
How to improve wireless speed by setting Channel Bandwidth
There are many other brands that I may not have listed here, but the steps are generally the same: Find your router brand and do a search like "how do I change the wi-fi channel on Acme (or whatever brand you have) routers"
Your first few search results will have good links to instructions.
Here is what a typical Netgear admin page looks like for changing the Wi-Fi channel:
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Thanks for reading, and good luck!