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Change Router Channel to Fix Wi-Fi Connection Issues
Jun 16, 2016
Now that you know what Wi-Fi channel works best, you’ll need to change your router’s settings. Accessing your router’s settings requires a browser, like Chrome or Microsoft Edge. Accessing its settings, unfortuantely, varies between different models of router, but some general rules apply.
NetGear routers: In your browser, navigate to http://routerlogin.net.
TP-Link routers: In your browser, navigate to http://tplinklogin.net
Linksys routers: In your browser, navigate to 192.168.1.1.
Note: Most routers use “admin” as the login and “password” as the password. The login details may also be printed on the back of the router or in the instruction manual that came with it. If you cannot access your router, try searching the internet for your individual router’s access method.
For my own NetGear router, changing the Wi-Fi channel didn’t prove difficult. I navigated to http://routerlogin.net and entered my login and password. The splash screen shows several options in the left-pane. Channel is a wireless property, so it’s certainly located there. The channel changer is located under the name of the network.
I then changed the network channel to the option which offered good connection and a higher channel number (which means a higher frequency). After changing the channel, I suffered from some connection issues, which were solved by power-cycling the router.