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Old 31-10-2005, 13:37
anonymous anonymous is offline
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Default WIFI - how to change channel

The signal keeps changing from very low to good . We have a Belkin router set at channel 11(default channel) and would like to try other channels to see if there is an improvement.
How simple is it to change channels as instruction book received does not cover this and only suggests trying other channels.
If it does not work we will need to reset it. Does the signal strength affect the speed of the computer.

Thanks in anticipation
Old 31-10-2005, 17:23
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Default Re: WIFI - how to change channel

There will be an option within the router's Wireless settings to change the channel, probably in the same location as the SSID (wireless network name).

The network adapter(s) that connect to the router may also have a channel setting or they may detect the router's setting automatically.

As there is some 'overlap' of channels, try changing down to about 7 and, if that doesn't make a difference, try 4.

>> Does the signal strength affect the speed of the computer.

The signal strength will affect the speed of the wireless connection. As the signal weakens, the Wireless Adapter and Wireless Access Point (router) negotiate a connection at a lower speed.
Old 31-10-2005, 20:17
gasman gasman is offline
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Default Re: WIFI - how to change channel

You do not say which router you are using for ADSL or cable, though they should be similiar.

For ADSL log in to the router and choose
'Channel and SSID' in the Wireless section. Change the channel on that page and click on the 'Apply Changes' button.

If no sucess, reboot the modem.

The process should be almost identical if on cable.
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