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Verizon warns all Wi

Jul 15, 2023

VERIZON has a warning for all Wi-Fi users - and you may want to check your router settings.

Routers usually have different channels that you can easily access and picking the right one can give you a speed boost.

Channels are the different ranges of frequencies that the Wi-Fi network can use.

When multiple devices like microwaves or Bluetooth speakers, use the same channel as your router, this can interfere with your Wi-Fi connection.

A lot of routers let you choose between 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels.

Verizon says: "The 5 GHz channel generally provides the highest possible throughput, but will have lesser range than the 2.4 GHz channel.

"Other devices, like microwaves or baby monitors, typically use the 2.4 GHz signal.

"If you experience interference, switch to the 5 GHz channel and get closer to the router (or place the router to where you use Wi-Fi connections most often)."

You'll need to open a browser and put your router's IP address into the address bar, according to Hello Tech.

Log in with your router credentials and then access settings to find a frequency channel that works for you.

Some routers allow you to enable both 2.4GHz and 5GHz at the same time.

Verizon notes: "Newer model routers are capable of automatically selecting the least crowded frequencies upon rebooting.

"Perform a power cycle on your router or, log into the router and manually select a different channel."

You should put your Wi-Fi router as central in your home as possible.

Generally, you should keep it in an open area that's raised off the ground.

Always make sure your router is plugged into the master socket rather than an extension cable so it works faster.

VERIZON has a warning for all Wi-Fi users - and you may want to check your router settings.