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Set up WLAN: Select which channel

In many routers you can choose the WiFi channel yourself. We'll show you which channel is best for you.

Set up WLAN: Analyze the environment

If there are multiple routers in your area, it is especially important to find a channel that is free from interference. The channels differ fundamentally in terms of frequency:

  • inSSIDer Home: The free program "inSSIDer Home" lists all available WLAN networks in your area. This tells you which channel the other routers are using and whether channels overlap. This is how you can quickly find a free channel. Alternatively, you can also use the free Wifi Analyzer app.
  • 2.4 GHz: Most routers transmit in the 2.4 GHz band. The channels range from 1 to 13. The frequencies overlap in each of 3 channels. If there is another router in your area, select a WiFi channel that is 3 channels higher or lower. In Europe there are three channels that do not overlap (channels 1, 6 and 11). It is better to avoid channels 9 and 10, as microwave ovens are operated at the same frequency.
  • 5 GHz: Not all devices support the 5 GHz band. While there are only 3 non-overlapping channels in the 2.4 GHz band, there are 28 in the 5 GHz band. The 5 GHz band is less susceptible to interference. You can find out which channels are permitted in Europe here.

Once you have found a suitable channel, you can then measure your WiFi speed.