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iPhone 4 2.4ghz wifi channel

3371 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2012 10:07 AM by mackenad RSS
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Jun 30, 2012 2:28 PM

Hey Guys,


Just a quick one;


I was wondering if anyone knew which of the 11 channels for 2.4ghz wifi the iPhone uses, and if it's possible to pick/choose one manually.


I ask this because in my neighborhood everyone has multiple wifi devices and there is a lot of congestion on most channels, causing undesirably slow wifi to my iPhone to which I pay dearly to have super fast wifi.  I have managed to change this for my laptop and other wifi devices with great success, but not my iPhone (the one I want it on the most).


Thanks in advance.

iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • Cortburris Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2012 3:48 PM (in response to mackenad)

    You'll need to manually select the wifi channel on your router. The iPhone will automatically use the channel your router is on. Google and download a program called inssider (yes two s)to get a graphical view of the channels your neighbors are broadcasting on and the strength of their signals so you can choose an channel little interference at your location.


    Depending on your router, you should be able to receive 54, 150, or 300 Mbits/s for upload/download speeds.


    I feel your pain, ere are some idiots in my neighborhood using channels other than 1,6,&11 which causes interference for those channels. For a more detailed explanation of wifi channels visit:


    They've got a few graphics that may help you understand the channels better.

  • Cortburris Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 30, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to Cortburris)

    Sorry, forgot to mention, usually the place where you change the wifi channel is in the router just below the network name and above the password section. To get to the router info page, connect to the network (from a computer is easier, but it should work on from the iPhone too) type into your Internet browser's address bar, a popup will pop up asking for your user name and password enter those and you'll be on your way. If you've forgotten your's the default combination of username/password is usually admin/admin for Cisco/Linksys and admin/password for netgear and asus.


    If you're still having problems post your router model.


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