This is a follow up to an earlier post for ‘Boosting Your Wifi Signal At Home At No Cost’. This final tip is great for people living in apartment buildings where all the WIFI signals create interference. It has to do with setting a ‘channel’ in your router setting. A ‘channel’ is like a parking space and when everyone uses the same channel it is like one space for everyone’s car (sometimes car on top of car). And having it set to ‘auto’ has you bouncing to different spots.
Firstly, check out the illustration below. And it is best to set your WIFI to a channel with the lowest occupation rate. Which depends on your neighbors. If they are using Channel 1, then you will experience a traffic jam. In which case you would set a Channel like 6.
Lets say you are sandwhiched between two neighbors who are both using Channel 1, if you choose Channel 6, all three of you are free from interference. If one is using 1 and the other is using 6 you might set your Channel to 11..and once more all three of you are free from interference.
Though it might appear that there are quite a number of WIFI signals in your vacinity, only the two closest to your own has the largest interference on your signal. So it is certainly a finite amount of ‘guessing’. This final tip stabilizes my WIFI signal tremendously and my neighbors ought to experience less congestion as well!