Are you getting a performance issue with your Belkin router? If yes, then this might be due to channel interference caused by the same channel number on the network. We also know very well that electronic devices work on radio frequencies that emit electromagnetic radiations. These radiations sometimes affect the signal performance of the router.
Some of the common appliances like TV, monitor, Cordless phone and microwave oven use the same frequency band as your Belkin router. So, it may result in wireless channel interference.
Apart from this, if you are using the same router with same radio frequency in two nearby houses with common wall in-between, then this may result in channel interference and you won’t be able to use the internet.
What are Wi-Fi channels actually?
There are two bands mainly 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. 2.4 GHz channel band is further divided into sub-channels and bands. From these channels, you can select any channel on your device.
How to check and change the frequency channel of your router?
To change the wireless channel of your Belkin router, you have to go to the ‘Administrative’ page from the login section. Here, you will find the ‘Channel’ option.
In Belkin routers, you will find ‘Advanced’ setup menu under ‘Wireless’ option. Go to the ‘Advanced’ option and change the channel as per your preference. If you don’t know the right channel to select out of these, you can take online help from experts.
The currently configured channel number can be checked from the Belkin app installed in mobile or desktop. The total number of available channels can also be check from ‘WLAN’ option on the app.
To change the channel, you will have to select the band from the list which is available for your Belkin router. This will remove the interference on the wireless network.
Is Internet still working slowly?
After changing the channel number of your router, if you are still getting problem in using the internet on your device, then follow the steps mentioned below:
- Check the position of the router: Placing the router at far away distance from other networking devices affects the signal strength. The best option is to place the router and modem close to each other while configuring it on the network.
- Test network speed: If you have subscribed to low price plan, then either change the plan or check the network speed. If there is a problem with the network then call ISP. In case, you feel there is a need for router replacement. Replace it with an upgraded Belkin router.
- Computer running slow: Are you using your computer to access online websites? If yes, then have you checked the performance of the computer? Sometimes the computer starts working slowly due to plenty of cache and data files stored in the browser. In such cases, clear all data from the computer by opening ‘Internet’ options from the Web browser.
We can assist you for all models of Belkin routers. If you want to know how to Belkin n300 Setup and Belkin Setup n600, then you can get in touch with our experts. The process of setting up Belkin Router is pretty simple, but in case, you are not able to setup the device, then you will have to go through the steps given at the official Belkin support website: https://www.belkin.com/us/support/