Have you ever wondered why internet access via cable is so much faster than using your wireless connection at home? There are two main reasons for that.
- Broadband speed.
- Wireless channel bandwidth.
An overcrowding wireless channel is like a narrow street that is full of pedestrians trying to walk through it. Everything will move very slowly, and it’s no wonder that people start saying that “resetting your router once in a while will make things run faster!”. The automatic configuration will supposedly choose the channel by some random calculations. If it somehow picks the less congested ones, then you’re lucky. If it does not, then you’re doomed with a snail-speed broadband. :p
Wifi analyzer is a free download for android. It will analyze your wifi connection and recommend the best channel with the least traffic. Head on to their FAQ for further details. Images below were taken, before and after I changed the channel for wireless connection at my place.
To do this, open your browser and go to 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 . Either one of them should work, if in doubt have a look at your router; username and password should be there. Then, go to setting and change your channel.
via lifehacker and wifi analyzer
ps:/ my wifi channel is labelled with red in the images.