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dmwaters138
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

E4200 (v1) Best Channels to Use & How to Change

Have an E4200 on a Win 7 SP1 PC. Installed Firmware 2.0.37.131047 and cold rebooted cable modem and router today.  Router works great but it's always been in Mixed Mode on both 5 and 2.4 GHz; Channel Width on both freqs is 20 or 40 MHz; 5 GHz Channel is 36 and 2.4 GHz is 4.  I've read there other channels are better for distance (no close neighbors so that's no factor), but I don't know if that's true, or if so, how to change them (the router is in Connection Type = Automatic - DHCP if that makes a difference).

 

Thanks for any information on the best channels to use and how to set them.

greencross
Posts: 490
Registered: ‎05-09-2011

Re: E4200 (v1) Best Channels to Use & How to Change

Wireless channels? Go to Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings and click Manual. If you want to switch channels, change the 2.4 GHz to 1, 6, or 11 since they're considered non-overlapping channels. 5 GHz should be fine but go ahead and experiment on the throughput for each channel if it would make any difference.

aise
Posts: 60
Registered: ‎06-30-2011

Re: E4200 (v1) Best Channels to Use & How to Change

use inssider or similar program to see which channels are free, if your neighbour is using channel 6 then it's not wise to use c6. inssider shows both 2.4 and 5GHz (if your wireless card is 5GHz capable).

dmwaters138
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: E4200 (v1) Best Channels to Use & How to Change

Thanks to both Greencross and aise:  Both very helpful.  Thanks again.