How do I change my Wi-Fi channel- Linksys Router

The Linksys  routers are capable of transmitting and receiving data using both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies, either simultaneously or one at a time.  The 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi signal ranges are divided into a number of smaller bands called wireless channels.  Each of these wireless channels translates to a specific radio frequency (Channel 6, for example, is 2.437 GHz).  

The need to change your router's wireless channel may occur when you experience interferences.  Interference is one of the most common problems your home network may face and this can be caused by the following:


  • electronic devices in your home (cordless phones, speakers and microwave ovens)
  • neighboring WiFi
  • physical obstructions (walls, mirrors or glass)
  • distance or location

Needing to change your settings? Follow these handy steps from Linksys who will show you how.


Step 1:

Log in to your Linksys router, you can log into your router by opening a browser and typing and hitting enter. Click the L icon next to the image of 2 smart phones.

If this is the first time you've done this, your router will ask you to set up a password, if not the first time, then please enter your password to access the router, this can also be found on the bottom of the router.

If you have any trouble, you can reset the password by clicking reset password and entering the 5-digit pin again on the bottom of the router, once logged in you can scroll to the bottom of the page and select CA, for the admin options.


Step 2:
Under Router Settings, click Wi-Fi Settings
Step 3:
You can use the same Wi-Fi settings for all bands or use different settings for each band. 
Option 1.  Same Wi-Fi settings
Under Wi-Fi Settings in the Wireless tab, enter your preferred Wi-Fi name and Wi-Fi password.  Then, select your Security mode and Wi-Fi mode.  
Option 2.  Separate settings
Under Wi-Fi Settings in the Wireless tab, click Show more
Enter and select your preferred settings for each band.
Step 4:
Once you are satisfied with your settings, click the Apply button.

Step 5: 
When the Using different Wi-Fi names pop-up window appears, click Use different names.
Step 6: 
When the You're updating Wi-Fi settings pop-up window appears, click Yes.
Step 7: 
Click Ok.
Your Linksys router will restart.  All wireless devices will be temporarily disconnected from the internet.  When your router is ready, you can reconnect your devices with the new Wi-Fi settings.


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