Can I change the channel of the Jetpack?
HEMLOCK6334
Newbie

My internet antivirus shows the best channels for broadcasting a wireless network.  It says that my Jetpack is currently on Channel 6.  However, on my program, there are 6 channels with better signal quality.  How do I change the channel?

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Acrillix
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1. Access the Admin Web Interface.

2. From the left menu, click Jetpack Settings.

3. Click Wi-Fi.

4. Adjust the broadcast channel as desired then click Save Changes (at the lower-right).

Automatic (default setting) is recommended.

Select an alternate channel (e.g., 1-11).

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Acrillix
Specialist - Level 2

1. Access the Admin Web Interface.

2. From the left menu, click Jetpack Settings.

3. Click Wi-Fi.

4. Adjust the broadcast channel as desired then click Save Changes (at the lower-right).

Automatic (default setting) is recommended.

Select an alternate channel (e.g., 1-11).

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John_Getzke
Champion - Level 1

> It says that my Jetpack is currently on Channel 6.  However, on my program, there are 6 channels with better signal quality.

Channel six suggests your Jetpack is broadcasting over 2.4 GHz.  On the 2.4 GHz spectrum there are only 3 non overlapping wireless channels to choose from 1, 6 and 11.  It is extremely unlikely that you have 6 channels to choose from with better signal quality due to the channel width restrictions built into 2.4 GHz.

Instead I would highly recommend disregarding whatever your AV is suggesting to you about the best wireless channel. Just because a channel is open does not mean its going to perform better for you and your neighbors.  Wireless channel selection is not the job of an AV application or service.

More info on wireless channels:

http://www.metageek.com/training/resources/why-channels-1-6-11.html

http://superuser.com/questions/443178/is-it-better-to-use-a-crowded-2-4ghz-wi-fi-channel-1-6-11-or-u...

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/179344-how-to-boost-your-wifi-speed-by-choosing-the-right-chann...