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R9000 Auto channel 2.4ghz

Mark1281
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R9000 Auto channel 2.4ghz

I have a nighthawk X10 R9000 and the 2.4 GHz range has been decreasing.  The channel is currently set to auto, should it be changed to a number and if so what channel?

Model: R9000|Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router
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FURRYe38
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Re: R9000 Auto channel 2.4ghz

Primary channels recommended on 2.4Ghz is 1, 6 or 11. 13 if your in the europe region. 

My Setup (Cable 1Gbps/50Mbps)>CAX80 v2.1.2.1(LAG Disabled)>RBK853 v4.6.3.16
Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200CM2000, Orbi CBK40, CBR750, RBK50(v22), SXR30(v110), R7000(v34), R7800(v84), R7960P(v82), EX7500/EX7700, XR450(v120) and WNHDE111
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ElaineM
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Re: R9000 Auto channel 2.4ghz

Selecting wireless channels

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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Mark1281
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Re: R9000 Auto channel 2.4ghz

Thanks, however mny question is specific to the Nighthawk x10 as some say the auto channel functions different and some say to select a particular channel.

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schumaku
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Re: R9000 Auto channel 2.4ghz

It's impossible to answer your question. Matter of fact, the 2.4 GHz band has about three non-interfering channels of 290 MHz bandwidth each. In a crowded environment, there can be many other wireless, visible wireless, and even other users of the free band in the air - some with non-tolerant protocols. If you are living in a dense place, there will be many units in the air on both the 2.4 and the 5 GHz band. Noting the X10 can do here ... just try and work hard, like your WiFi clients.

 

Fixing the primary channel used makes sense if you manage multiple access points, so you can ensue your own AP don't overlap heavily.

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