Did you know that your neighbor's Wi-Fi can harm yours?
Here's how to fix it!
Wi-Fi signals are divided into different channels. Devices with different networks can use the same channel and interfere with the signals.
On the Mac, hold down the Option key and click Wi-Fi on the menu bar. Do a diagnosis of your wireless network. Go to Window, then select »Scan», skip the initialization help module. Touch "Detect Now". Your operating system will recommend channels to use, write them on some paper. Download the AirPort Utility application to your iPhone and activate its Wi-Fi scanner in your phone's settings. With this application, scan your home or house and note the most used channels.
You can use a program called Acrylic Wi-Fi on Windows or an app called Wi-Fi Analyze on Android.
Once you’ve scanned, you need to go to your router’s access page. To access it, use your browser and type the IP address of your router (usual 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1) or use the software included with your router.
Access the basic settings of your wireless network. Locate your network and change the channels for those you noted earlier.
For those routers using 2.4 GHz, channels 1, 6 and 11 are the most recommended. Save and apply the changes.
You will now have less interference from devices that are not yours!
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