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How do I change the wireless channel?

Most routers will automatically find the clearest wireless channel to broadcast over to give you the best wireless signal. However, sometimes it might be worth checking manually whether the channel it’s chosen is actually the best pick. If any of these channels become too busy – i.e. if your neighbours routers nearby are broadcasting their signals at the same frequency (on the same wireless channel) – this can interfere with your signal and slow it down.

To change the wireless channel on your TalkTalk router, please select your router from the options below and follow the instructions

D-Link 2640R DSL 2680 D-Link 2740r DSL2780
D-Link 2640r D-Link DSL 2680 D-Link 2740r D-Link DSL-2780
D-Link DSL 3680 or DSL 3780 HG 521 HG 532 Huawei Echolife HG520b
D-Link 3680 or D-Link 3780  Huawei HG521 Huawei HG532 Huawei EchoLife HG520b or HG520s
Huawei HG533 or HG523a Huawei HG635 TalkTalk Super Router Netgear DGN2000 Netgear DG834G
Huawei HG533 or HG523a

Huawei HG635 TalkTalk Super Router

Netgear DGN2000 Netgear DG834G
Philips SNA5630      
Philips SNA5630/05 and SNK5630NS/05      

 

D-Link DSL-2680

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TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Advanced from the menu on the left, and then click OK.
  4. Select Wireless Setup from the menu on the left.
  5. Select Manual Wireless Network Setup
  6. We recommend ticking Enable Auto Channel Scan which will automatically find the best channel for your router. If you want to choose an individual channel, change the channel in the Wireless Channel drop-down list.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  7. Click Apply Settings at the bottom of the screen.

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D-Link DSL-2780

DSL2780


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Advanced from the menu on the left, and then click OK.
  4. Select Advanced from the menu on the top.
  5. Hove your mouse over Advanced Wireless from the menu on the left, and select WLAN Performance
  6. Under the WLAN Performance heading, we recommend ticking AutoChannel which will automatically find the best channel for your router. If you want to choose an individual channel, change the channel in the Channel drop-down list.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  7. Click Add/Apply at the bottom of the screen.

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D-Link DSL-2640R

DSL2640R


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Advanced from the menu on the left, and then click OK.
  4. Select Wireless Setup from the menu on the left, under Advanced.
  5. We recommend ticking Enable Auto Channel Scan which will automatically find the best channel for your router. If you want to choose an individual channel, change the channel in the Wireless Channel drop-down list.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  6. Click Apply Settings at the bottom of the screen.

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D-Link DSL-2740R

DSL2740R


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Advanced from the menu on the left, and then click OK.
  4. Select Wireless Setup from the menu on the left, under Advanced.
  5. Under the Wireless Network Settings heading, change the channel in the Wireless Channel drop-down list.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  6. Click Apply Settings at the bottom of the screen.

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Huawei HG533 or HG523a

HG533


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Wireless from the menu on the left.
  4. Change the channel in the Wireless Channel drop-down list. We recommend using Auto which will automatically find the best channel for your router. You can also choose an individual channel.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  5. Click Save at the bottom of the screen.

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D-Link 3680 or D-Link 3780

HG523a


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Wireless from the menu on the left.
  4. Change the channel in the Wireless Channel drop-down list. We recommend using Auto which will automatically find the best channel for your router. You can also choose an individual channel.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  5. Click Save at the bottom of the screen.

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Huawei HG521

HG521


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Advanced from the menu on the left, and then click OK.
  4. Select WLAN from the menu on the left, under Basic.
  5. Under the Wireless Settings heading, change the channel in the Channel drop-down list. We recommend using Auto which will automatically find the best channel for your router. You can also choose an individual channel.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  6. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.

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Huawei HG532

HG532


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Advanced from the menu on the left, and then click OK.
  4. Select WLAN from the menu on the left, under Basic.
  5. Under the Wireless Settings heading, change the channel in the Channel drop-down list. We recommend using Auto which will automatically find the best channel for your router. You can also choose an individual channel.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  6. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.

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Huawei HG635 TalkTalk Super Router

HG635 TalkTalk Super Router


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Home Network from the menu bar at the top.
  4. Select Wireless Settings on the left menu.
  5. Open Advanced Settings.
  6. Under 2.4GHz Frequency Band, Select the drop down arrow next to channel.
  7. Select the channel number you want and click Save at the bottom of the page.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.

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Huawei EchoLife HG520b or HG520s

HG520


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  3. Select Basic from the menu on the left and then select Wireless LAN.
    If you cannot see Basic
  4. Next to Channel ID, change the channel in the second drop-down list. We recommend using Auto which will automatically find the best channel for your router. You can also choose an individual channel.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  5. Click Submit at the bottom of the screen.

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Netgear DGN2000

Netgear DGN2000

 

TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer.
  2. Type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  3. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username and password are both admin (this is case-sensitive).
  4. Select Advanced from the menu on the left, and then click OK.
  5. Select Wireless Settings from the menu on the left.
  6. Select a channel number from the Wireless Channel drop-down list.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  7. Click Apply Settings at the bottom of the screen.

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Netgear DG834G

Netgear DG834G


TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.0.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Enter the username and password and click OK.
    Note: The default username is admin and the password is password (these are case-sensitive).
  3. Select Wireless Setup from the menu on the left, under Setup.
  4. Under the Wireless Settings heading, change the number in the Channel drop-down list.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  5. Click Apply at the bottom of the screen.

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Philips SNA5630/05 and SNK5630NS/05

 

Philips SNA5630

TalkTalk will automatically set the best wireless channel for your environment. But in some circumstances, it may help the wireless signal to change the channel manually by following these steps. 

 

  1. Open a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.2.1 into the Address bar and press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. Click Home in the top-right of the screen.
  3. In the menu on the left, select Home Network Settings, then Wireless and Channel and SSID.
  4. Change the number in the WiFi Channel Number drop-down list.
    Note: You can select any channel between 1 and 11.
  5. Click SAVE SETTINGS.

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If your router is not from TalkTalk or it is not shown below, please refer to your router instruction manual or visit the manufacturer’s support site.

 

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