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SBG6700-AC (v8.6.x): Changing the Wireless Channel

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Question
How do I change the wireless channel in the SBG6700-AC? 
Answer
When using a wireless connection, interference may occur.  One variable may include other Wireless Access Points within the surrounding area.  If those Wireless Access Points are using the same wireless channel, this may cause interference.  When experiencing wireless interference when other wireless access points are present in the surrounding area, changing the wireless channel within the SBG6700-AC gateway can improve connectivity.  By default, the SBG6700-AC is set at Auto channel.  This document describes how to change the wireless channel in the SBG6700-AC gateway.
 

To Change the Wireless Channel

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page appears.
     
    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1.  If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
     
  2. On the Login page:
    a.   Enter admin in the Username field.
    b.   Enter password in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button.  The Home page appears.
     
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  3. Move the mouse-cursor over the Wireless tab and select 802.11 Radio sub-link.  The Wireless 802.11 Radio page appears.
  4. On the Wireless 802.11 Radio page:
    a.  Channel - Try a different channel than what is displayed as Current.
     
    NOTE 1: It is recommended to try channel 6 or 11, if it's not listed as Current.
     
    NOTE 2: In the Wi-Fi spectrum, there are multiple channels that overlap and degrade performance.  Because channels 1, 6, and 11 do not overlap, they are used for better performance and stability.

    NOTE 3: When using 2.4 GHz band with 40 MHz channel, there might be interfere on legacy 802.11b/g devices. 
     
    b.  Click the Apply button.
     
    NOTE: By default, the wireless is broadcast on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio.  The previous steps are to change the channel for the 2.4 GHz radio.  To change the channel for 5 GHz radio, please refer to step 5.
     
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  5. To change the channel for 5 GHz radio, click on the 5 GHz tab.  The 5 GHz Wi-Fi Network settings appear.
  6. On the 5 GHz Wi-Fi Network settings:
    a.  Channel - Try a different channel than what is displayed as Current.
    b.  Click the Apply button.
     
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