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Windows 7: Change Your Wi-Fi Router Channel to Optimize Your Wireless Signal

06 Jul 2010   #1

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 
Change Your Wi-Fi Router Channel to Optimize Your Wireless Signal

Just noticed this article at howtogeek.

it shows how to easily find the best wifi channel to use.

may be useful for those of you with congested airwaves.

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Change Your Wi-Fi Router Channel to Optimize Your Wireless Signal

If you live in an apartment complex you’ve probably noticed more than just the passive-aggressive network IDs that your neighbors use—very likely you’ve had problems with your wireless connections dropping out, or just not being as fast as you’d like. Here’s a quick fix.

Of course, this isn’t the only thing you need to do to make sure your wireless network is running at maximum speed, but for today’s lesson we’ll show you how to pick the right channel to make sure you can stream the new Futurama episode to your laptop without skipping.

Note: if your Wireless network is working fine, please don’t mess with it. Or at least, don’t blame us if you break it.

Figuring Out the Right Wi-Fi Channel

The first thing you need to do is grab yourself a copy of the free inSSIDer utility, which will scan your wireless network and probably reveal some humorous names from your weird neighbors. If only they could learn how to park their cars like decent human beings.



...and there's more...

source

this page expands on the idea a bit more and gives a few more tips for tweaking your router.

personally, i don't suffer from this problem, due to where i live, but it may well help you urbanites!




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06 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Nice. We use their channelizer at work wich is very informative. But requires a dongle. This provides enough infor for most users to perform this very function without needing any hardware. (Other than their WiFi gear)
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06 Jul 2010   #3
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Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

I used that software few weeks ago to check whenever others channel n, and as you mickeymegabyte i'm living in bit of land side, and i was amaze of how manies neighbours i've got that are set to the same channel n, they might be congested airwaves 'cause they do got only two listed.

I'm the only one out of 20 having a different channel!! (also the only one with a different provider)
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