How to improve Wi-Fi signal quality?
Wireless router is device, that susceptible to interference. It’s not good characteristic. This interference can be minimal if owner put his wireless home router in correct place, but there are some interference sources, which can’t be fixed. For example, the most popular interference source is your neighbors wireless routers. You can’t just come in their apartments and turn off their device. Don’t worry. This problem can be solved. Every device you use own communication channel. You will face with this definition in this article again.
What is router communication channel?
If routers operate on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, it isn’t mean they use current frequency. Router operating range is divided into communication channels with 20 to 40 MHz difference. Devices are doing this work on mentioned frequency range. Main difficulty is that your neighbors can use this channel too. As a default, 2.4 GHz routers operate on 6th or 11th channel, so main purpose is in selection of free from neighbors channel. Thanks to this, you will be able to make your wireless router signal strong.
As a fact, 5 GHz devices have more available communication channel than 2.4 GHz routers and differences between channels are higher, so there are fewer interference. On our website you can find the article about differences between routers operating at 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz.
How to change router’s communication channel?
You can change your router settings in administration panel, which is usually called router’s web-interface. If you forget, router’s administration panel can be opened by typing 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 in browser address bar. IP address depends on what manufacturer made your router. These IP addresses are private internal addresses, so you can’t access to them from global network. Here will be configuration window with main settings of network, where you can change communication channel. By default, here will be set auto, but you can choose necessary channel, which is used less.
How to find free communication channel for WiFi router?
Mostly, you will be recommended download special software, which provide you to find free communication channel, but here will be one more method. You won’t have problems with searching software in the Internet, installation and deleting of it. Integrated Windows tools is what you need. You can find free communication channel for wireless home router using command prompt. You just need to open cmd and enter here these commands:
After last entered command, here will appear information about all connected and available at this moment wireless networks. In the bottom, you will see available wireless networks with information about them including communication channels. Check all of them and find out which of them is used less. Finally, in router’s configurations select this communication channel. These actions will help you to improve your router’s wireless signal.