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Windows 7: Which Wifi channel is best, 6 or 4?

15 Jul 2011   #1

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1
Which Wifi channel is best, 6 or 4?

Please see attached screen shot

I reckon the first thing I can do is set the routers channel to something less congested. Please take a look at the inSSIDer readout and let me know what ya think. Basically, im trying to get my mother the best reception she can have in the other room. Any help is greatly appreciated by me and my momma

p.s. my network is at the top, joyces wifi

currently its set to channel 6, would something else be better?

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15 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

What you should look at is a graph of all the channels+Signal strength overlapping each other, then the best position (for now) would be instantly obvious...

Don't know the name of the graph but it looks like a bunch of little arches, showing each routers signal strength centered on it's selected channel and shows how it uses up two channels on either side. You;ll be able to see the best "hole" using that graph.

OR you can probably put the router into "automatic" mode and it may do well finding it;s own holes...
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15 Jul 2011   #3

7 Ultimate 64 bit Service Pack 1

thank you very much
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 Which Wifi channel is best, 6 or 4?

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