04-22-2012 11:54 AM
Have an E4200 on a Win 7 SP1 PC. Installed Firmware 188.8.131.52047 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.
04-23-2012 01:04 AM
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.
04-23-2012 01:14 AM
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).