Improve your Wi-Fi – Change the Channel

Most Wifi routers have 11 channels to choose from. However, channels 1, 6 and 11 can run at the same time without overlapping. Many routers use channel 6 as the default and that could result in a diminished wireless experience if it is being interfered with by other nearby routers using the same channel.
Resolve this issue and improve your wireless performance by changing the channel. Find your routers IP address, (Start, Run and enter cmd. At the command prompt type ipconfig and press Enter. The default Gateway is the ip address you need). Enter that number, (usually looks like 192.168.x.x or 10.0.x.x), in a browser address bar. The username and password window may appear. Enter the information and get to the routers control panels. If you do not know the username and password, they are listed in the paperwork that came with the router, or you can google the information. For Netgear the default is admin and then password. For Linksys it may be just password in the password line. The admin is blank. For Belkin routers you need to click the Submit button only.
Once you have gained access to the router setup go to the wireless settings control panel and find the channel it is currently using. Change the channel and click save at the bottom of the screen. Exit the router control panel and try to reconnect. If you still have the same issues, reenter the router control panel and select another channel.