How do I change my router Wi-Fi Channel?

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Wi-Fi has become an essential part of how we connect our devices to the internet at home. In some homes, however, you may live close enough to your neighbour's Wi-Fi network that they may be competing with your own.

Wi-Fi has been designed to work on separate channels avoiding networks needing to compete with each other. Some modem/routers are smart enough to move the channel for you automatically to reduce the chance of channel interference. 

Third-party modem/routers

If you have your own modem/router and wish to change the Wi-Fi channel we recommend checking your user guide or manual for directions if you're not sure how to do this.

 

Pentanet supplied modem/routers

If you have a Pentanet supplied modem/router we have outlined the steps for you below.

  • Managing all aspects of your AmpliFi device and network is simple with the AmpliFi app. Download here for Apple or Android.

    1. Make sure your mobile device is connected to the AmpliFi's Wi-Fi network
    2. Open AmpliFi Wi-Fi app
    3. Tap on the picture of AmpliFi Router
    4. Choose Wireless
    5. Choose Advanced
    6. Change the settings to the following:
      - 2.4GHz channel from Auto to channel 7
      - 2.4GHz bandwidth leave 20MHz channel as is
      - 5GHz channel from Auto to channel 36
      - 5GHz bandwidth channel change from 80MHz to 40MHz
      - Once settings have been changed tap the checkmark icon in the top right-hand corner to save

    AmpliFi - how-to guide can be found on their website, here.

    1. Connect your device (e.g. computer or phone) to the Wi-Fi or use an Ethernet/cabled in computer
    2. Open a web browser and navigate to http://192.168.1.1. You'll be asked for a login, use the default username: admin and the default password: admin. (If the default login doesn’t work you may need to factory reset your device)
    3. Click Advanced Tab
    4. Click Wireless
    5. Click Wireless Setting
    6. Click 2.4GHz
      - Change the channel from Auto to Channel 7
      - Set Channel width from Auto to 20MHz
    7. Click 5GHz
      - Change the channel from Auto to Channel 36
      - Set Channel width from Auto to 40MHz

    TP-Link - how-to guide can be found on their website, here.

    1. Make sure your mobile device is connected to the M2's Wi-Fi network
    2. Open the Mercku App on your mobile device
    3. Choose Settings
    4. Choose WiFi Settings
    5. Change 2.4G channel to 7
    6. Change 5G channel to 36

    Mercku - how-to guide can be found on their website, here.

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