One of the best things you can do to improve your 2.4 GHz WiFi network coverage is choosing the proper channel for your access point to operate on. But how do you know which channel to choose?
In one room, the speeds may crawl, and in another the WiFi may not work at all! Sound familiar? There are quite a few barriers and obstacles for WiFi to overcome in order to achieve a dependable wireless connection. Unfortunately, you can’t always just buy a new wireless router to fix these problems.
By understanding the trade-offs that each WiFi band has to offer, you’re going to be able to ensure the best deployment for your site.
Adjacent channel congestion is the worst type of WiFi-based interference. WiFi on non-standard channels overlap networks using channels 1, 6 and 11. When networks overlap they do not cooperate opportunities to transmit which can cause wireless packet collisions.
Avoid the security pitfalls of setting up your wireless network by choosing the right type of WiFi security algorithm. We'll introduce each type and let you know which ones to avoid.