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How to use the Channel Finder feature of your Velop system

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Wi-Fi signals broadcast on multiple channels.  The more number of Wi-Fi networks that use the same channel, the worse the performance will be for each of them.  Channel Finder
selects the channel with the least amount of traffic for each node in your Velop system

Step 1:
Log in to the Velop dashboard.  For instructions, click here.
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Step 2:
Tap the Menu User-added image icon across the top-left side of the screen.
Step 3:
Tap Wi-Fi Settings.
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Step 4:
Tap Advanced Wi-Fi Settings
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Step 5:
Tap Channel Finder
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Step 6:
Tap Scan Channels.
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Your Velop system will turn off the Wi-Fi to scan channels and all devices will be disconnected temporarily.  If it finds better channels, Channel Finder will automatically make the changes for you.
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If you are already using the best channels, Channel Finder will not make any changes.  Tap Done.
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Step 7:
If there are any changes, tap Technical details to view the new channels.
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The previous channels are on the left and if any channels were changed they will be displayed on the right side with an arrow.  In the example below, only the channel of the first 5 GHz band was changed (second row).  The channel was changed from 157 to 153
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Tap the back arrow at the top-left corner and then tap Done to go back to Wireless settings.  

To learn more about the other features of your Velop, click on the links below:

Resetting your node

Customizing the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands on your Velop
Accessing the Linksys Velop dashboard through the Linksys app
Overview of the Speed Check feature of the Linksys app of your Velop system

Wireless client stays connected to a farther Velop node while roaming

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