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grimholtz

join:2007-01-23
Watertown, MA
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How to change wifi channel on the FiOS ActionTec router?

Hi,

The firmware on the FiOS-supplied ActionTec router is quite impressive, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to change the wifi broadcast channel. I've got a terrible S/N ratio according to NetStumbler, so I'd like to switch channels. Any suggestions on how this can be done?

Thanks,
grimholtz
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almahix
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Log in to your router. Select Wireless Setting then Basic Security Settings. Item #3 is the channel. Select the channel you want, then select Apply at the bottom of the page, et voila, you'll have your new channel. Good luck getting a better S/N ratio.


grimholtz

join:2007-01-23
Watertown, MA
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Thank you!


NY Tel
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Grimholtz, Try channel 1 or channel 11 first and see what happens.
Avoid 6 and 9 as much as you can.


grimholtz

join:2007-01-23
Watertown, MA
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Thank you. I'm very aware of how to tune wifi routers.

proletarian2

join:2007-01-08
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You will not be tuning your wifi router, but merely instructing it to operate on a different frequency.

It is your wireless adapter that will be doing the tuning.


grimholtz

join:2007-01-23
Watertown, MA
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I will be instructing it to operate on a different frequency, which is the same as tuning it.

from »wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=tune

tune -- the adjustment of a radio receiver or other circuit to a required frequency

When you press the tune buttons on a digital radio, do you say "I'm telling the radio to tune itself" or do you say "I'm tuning the radio"? That's a rhetorical question.

Are you purposefully trying to be a smart*ss?


Technogeez
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Touchy!

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The replies are received ad valorem.
If you don't want opinions,
then don't ask the minions.
Do your own research or ignore 'em.
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NY Tel
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Re: How to change wifi channel on the FiOS ActionTec router?

said by grimholtz:

Thank you. I'm very aware of how to tune wifi routers.
I was only trying to suggest "better channels" based on my knowledge and experience since some frequencies are shared, some are common to other devices and I have had a lot of luck with those 2 particular channels.


grimholtz

join:2007-01-23
Watertown, MA
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I appreciate that. Actually, I often use channels 13 & 14 (European and Japanese standards: see »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wifi#Disad···of_Wi-Fi) on my dd-wrt router (not Actiontec) to get the best S/N ratio. This is probably illegal so I don't leave it there regularly.


grimholtz

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Watertown, MA
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By the way, here's a screenshot of dd-wrt's channel selection in case you're interested: »img441.imageshack.us/my.php?imag···7fw2.png


NY Tel
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said by grimholtz:

By the way, here's a screenshot of dd-wrt's channel selection in case you're interested: »img441.imageshack.us/my.php?imag···7fw2.png
I tried the "illegals" myself but it caused more problems with some of my wireless adapters so I hover between 1, or 11.

My neighbors almost all have 6 and 9 selected.


grimholtz

join:2007-01-23
Watertown, MA
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Curious...what kind of problems did you experience?