Changing channels is one of the best ways to resolve intermittent wireless connection. This article will guide you on how to change the channel of your wireless router.NOTE: If you want to change the wireless channel on a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, click here
Access the router’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using a Mac® computer to access the router’s web-based setup page, click here.
On the setup page, click the Wireless tab.
On the Basic Wireless Settings sub-tab, select Manual. Choosing the Manual setup allows you to adjust your wireless channel according to your preference.
QUICK TIP: If you are using a simultaneous dual-band router, you need to do the following steps for both frequencies (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz).
For the 5 GHz network you can switch to either 20 MHz or 40 MHz for the Channel Width. For the 2.4 GHz network you can only switch to 20 MHz.
QUICK TIP: To avoid interference with other 2.4 GHz wireless networks in your area, Channel Width should be set to 20 MHz for both.
Click the drop-down arrow for Channel, then select your preferred channel. In the example below, the 2.4 GHz channel has been modified to use Channel 6.
QUICK TIP: The recommended channels for the 2.4 GHz network are 1, 6, 9 and 11 since they are considered non-overlapping channels. For the 5 GHz network, channels 36, 40, 44 and 48 are recommended to less likely encounter interference. For the Linksys Wi-Fi Routers, it is best to leave the channel to Auto, if you are not experiencing any connectivity issues.
NOTE: Available wireless channels may vary depending on your region.