Wireless Channel-Leave in Auto, or choose my own?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by TekTimer, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. TekTimer

    TekTimer Serious Server Member

    In the latest firmware I just loaded up, Auto is the default channel section option. Is it more ideal to choose a set channel or is auto a better option?

    When I did a scan it seems that channel 5, 6, and 11 are the most popular in my neighborhood.

    What is recommended, choose a channel that has few others, or others with low signal strength?
  2. shibby20

    shibby20 Network Guru Member

    i always set my own channel.
    koitsu likes this.
  3. leandroong

    leandroong LI Guru Member

    Me, I use software WirelessNetView (windows) to check which channel not congested and use that.
  4. TekTimer

    TekTimer Serious Server Member

    Thanks for the tips. I set a channel and it seems to be working well based on the scan within the firmware.
  5. Marcel Tunks

    Marcel Tunks Networkin' Nut Member

    Remember to choose 1, 6, or 11 (non-overlapping). If there's a strong signal on a different channel (eg. your neighbor on channel 5) then it's best to avoid the adjacent channels (avoid 6).
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