There is a particular channel available on every router and modem to which the devices connect. The operation of these channels is similar to that of TV stations. All these channels are distinguished from each other on the basis of radio frequency allotted to each.
When you connect any device to the network, it automatically connect to the best available channel having high bandwidth and good performance. In case, you find any trouble in connecting the device to the network, change the channel as per your requirement or availability by performing the steps mentioned on screen.
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi channel numbers
In this band, there are 11 channels in total out of which channel number one sits at the middle of the string in regard to the frequency. Channel 11 has 2.462. Apart from these two-channel numbers, other 9 channels exist within these two. If you live in Europe, you will find 2 more channels in a row which operates at frequency more than 2.472 GHz.
5 GHz Wi-Fi channel: It comprises of more channels than that of former one however, the channels are limited to access due to interference or overlapping problem. This approach can be seen in AM/FM radio stations.
How to change the Wi-Fi channel number?
If you wish to change the channel on your router, go to ‘Router’s page’ from the web browser and select ‘Channel’ from the drop-down menu. All the channels supported by your Eero router will be displayed on the screen.
When you change the channel, the devices connected to it will automatically adapt the new channel or change the channel of its own. If after changing the channel, you find a problem in connecting the device to it, then match the channel number individually on every device and make the same.
Selecting the appropriate channel number
In most of the cases, the connection works appropriately on all channel and bands. So you don’t need to change them unnecessarily. Yes, if you want to enhance the performance of the internet or its speed, then you can go for ‘Channel change’. Better the channel, better will be its performance and you can stream videos conveniently.
Take, for example, if you are using 2.4 GHz band network for connecting the networking devices, then it will use the lowest or highest channel to avoid interference from mid-range frequencies. If the neighboring network is using different frequency, then make it same to avoid any noise or interference. Such type of cases is hardly seen in normal network where you need to coordinate with the neighbor network.For more information go to Eero Setup.