Best Plusnet WiFi channel (For better internet)

/ / Best Plusnet WiFi channel (For better internet)

The reason why many people can’t figure out why they are experiencing WiFi problems is because it has never been configured correctly.

Your WiFi channel selection is very important, especially if you have neighbouring WiFi networks close by and visible in your living space.

These networks will interfere with your internet if you choose the incorrect channel for your own network.

What is the best network channel for WiFi?

The best WiFi channels will be those which do not suffer from interference from other networks in your area or your neighbours, so choosing a channel with least interference is the key to getting good speeds and stable connections.

Many devices have a default channel that is chosen at random, while others have built in interference detection that can automatically find interference and then choose a channel that is the least saturated.

If you don’t have a router that can do this for you then you can find many WiFi analzyer apps on the Play and Apple stores respectively.

But what are the best WiFi channels to choose?

Best Plusnet channel 

If you want to learn a little more about how WiFi works, you can think about it as being similar to radio stations.

It is possible to hear other radio stations at the same time when listening to the radio. Generally, environmental factors cause these glitches, not the radio station. 

In order to fix this, you would have to change the frequency until you found one that was clearer.

In addition, you can improve the Wi-Fi signal this way as well. The router, like a radio station, broadcasts on multiple channels, some of which might be affected by interference.

The router is not necessarily to blame for this. Usually, situational factors play a role. In the same way that you can change the station’s frequency to find a stronger signal, you can do the same for radio stations.

The best WiFi channel for you to use is the one with the least interference, and this will change depending on where you are.  

Most new routers can pick a number of channels and then scan each of them for interference before allowing you to select the “best” one.

There are 11 channels to choose from.

What does changing my WiFi channel do?

If you want to learn a little more about how WiFi works, you can think about it as being similar to radio stations.

It is possible to hear other radio stations at the same time when listening to the radio. 

Generally, environmental factors cause these glitches, not the radio station. In order to fix this, you would have to change the frequency until you found one that was clearer.

In addition, you can improve the Wi-Fi signal this way as well. The router, like a radio station, broadcasts on multiple channels, some of which might be affected by interference. 

The router is not necessarily to blame for this. Usually, environmental factors play a role. In the same way that you can change the station’s frequency to find a stronger signal, you can do the same for radio stations.

What is the best channel to choose?

A total of 11 channels are available. Your router will usually already broadcast on one of the best channels, normally 1, 6 or 11. 

The steps for changing the frequency (channel) are as follows:

  1. Navigate to your hub management page. Put 192.168.1.254 into your web address bar, which is your IP address (unless you changed it).
  2. Access the router using the administrator credentials that came with the router (found on the device or Wireless card).
  3. Scroll down to Advanced settings. Changing channels here is convenient until you’ve found the perfect channel for your house.

You’ll probably have to experiment for a while, or you can use a program that’s built into both Windows and Mac computers that will tell you which channels are most frequently used.

Is this really necessary?

When there are lots of networks and hotspots around, Wi-Fi can become overcrowded. 

 

When changing the channel doesn’t improve your performance, you can extend the network to cover multiple nearby networks. 

 

 

You can also consider the following options:

  • Your router’s location should be changed in the house
  • Place your router in a higher part of the room
  • Powerline adapters are available to purchase
  • An extender can be purchased to enhance your wireless connection
  • If possible, connect via a wire

 

Category 1: Premium Wireless Mesh

For those with a fast Internet connection who need the best hardware to function, Mesh WiFi may be the way to go if their budget is flexible enough. 

 

In most cases, these aren’t necessary, especially if you live in a small house or apartment. 

 

Nevertheless, if you have many internet users, and you need a larger area of WiFi with high performance, the following options are for you.

 

Category 2: Wireless Routers

When it comes to most technology related hardware, you get what you pay for, but that does not mean you have to overspend. 

 

Below are three suggestions for the average home that has about 10 to 15 devices connected to the BT wireless network.

 

Here are some bonus suggestions: Internet Booster

A cheap and cheerful solution is the internet booster if you don’t want to give up the built-in WiFi on the Smart Hub. 

 

They can be found for under £50! For more information about wireless internet boosters, check out our full article.

Conclusion

With Plusnet WiFi, you can easily cover your entire home. By adding one of the hardware units that we have suggested to your current setup, you can find yourself with some world class internet in your home.

 

Getting connected easily and providing an exceptional service is easy and seamless with this system.

 

Before committing to a Mesh WiFi setup, have a look at the other options available. Thanks for stopping by!