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Getting The Best Signal From Your WiFi

Wireless networks in the home often have to compete with other nearby WiFi points, as well as different equipment working on similar wireless frequencies, such as microwaves, cordless phones and even baby monitors.

You may not realize it, but your wireless router or other access point can use different wireless channels to broadcast its signal, and you can often improve your wireless reception by choosing a different channel.

HowToGeek has an article showing easy ways to analyze the channels, and how to select and use the best one for your current environment. The article covers tools you can use on different operating systems, and the basics of actually changing the broadcast channel being used, if needed. 

Here are a couple of other links to the process of changing the WiFi channel on the router (below) - it can make a noticeable difference, so it may be worthwhile looking into if your wireless performance or reliability seems a bit "off".



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