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    using inssider home

    hi everyone

    I am trying to use this programme to change the channel from 10 to 6, but I do not know how.
    Can anyone please help. I have sent screen shot of my modem settings.

    regards calmat Click image for larger version

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    You have to change the channel in the router where the SSID is setup. InSSider just shows you what is going on around you.
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    Click image for larger versionhi

    I have now changed the channel in my router to 11 but in on the insider programme it is saying 11+ 7 why is this, and it is also telling me that I have overlapping networks, what does this mean and can it be stopped

    I have sent new snippet

    regards calmat
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Most routers have the option to change their wireless operating channel from 1-11. With channels 1,6,& 11 being the most common. These common channels are recommended because they will most likely not interfere with other wireless communications, such as cordless phones, baby monitors, etc.

    Channel 11 also can operate at a bandwidth of 40Mhz. This is where the the +7 comes from. Other channels can only achieve a maximum bandwidth of 20Mhz.

    Overlapping networks are any wireless networks within range of your router. For the most part it won't cause any harm, unless many overlapping networks are on the same channel. For that, most modern routers have a feature to automatically change which channel they are using to avoid interference.
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