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Should I change channel?

MB_Love
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Should I change channel?

I am wondering if it’s best to select your own channels or just stick with auto setting? While I was in front bedroom I realized we pick up a lot of the neighbors networks and not sure if this could be slowing my network down. Also, how do I chose best channel? I’m assuming once I find optimal channel I just go to OrbiLogin page and undo auto and select my own? Thanks !
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plemans
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Re: Should I change channel?

The problem with selecting your own is if your neighbors wifi is on auto and it switches around, it could end up causing more interference. I usually set mine on auto unless I know my neighbors have set their channel with a set channel and not auto. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> RBK750-> GS716v2-> RAXE500-> Pi-hole->
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Retired_Member
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Re: Should I change channel?

2.4Ghz should only be channels 1, 6, or 11.

 

5Ghz, I've noticed the lower channels perform better. I have mine set to channel 48. You can download an app on your phone to do a scan and see what channels are most popular in your area. Pick a channel that isn't being used a lot. 

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schumaku
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Re: Should I change channel?


@Retired_Member wrote:

5Ghz, I've noticed the lower channels perform better. I have mine set to channel 48. 


Probably because the lower 5 GHz channels are power restricted, and showing less bars on the mobile .. making them less "attractive" to select manually. 

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Mikey94025
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Re: Should I change channel?


@schumaku wrote:

@Retired_Member wrote:

5Ghz, I've noticed the lower channels perform better. I have mine set to channel 48. 


Probably because the lower 5 GHz channels are power restricted, and showing less bars on the mobile .. making them less "attractive" to select manually. 


I didn't know that about 5Ghz channels, thanks for calling it out!  https://metis.fi/en/2018/02/5ghz-channels/

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