[Android tips] improve your WiFi quality at home

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2,4 and 5GHz Wifi connections

Most routers and phones nowadays support both 2.4 and 5GHz. 2.4GHz is used most and therefore can have a lot of interference in crowded places such as a apartment building. 5GHz is less used but reaches less far where 2.4GHz connections travel almost twice the distance.

How to improve your connection with Wifi Analyzer

WiFi works based on channels, with this app you can view which channel your WiFi connection uses, as well as the channels your neighbors use. If your channel is used by many others the strength and speed of your connection will reduce enormously. With Wifi Analyzer you can find out which channel best to use.

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  1. Download Wifi Analyzer, start the app op and press the eye icon at the top and select channel rating
  2. select your wifi network, after this Wifi Analyzer will automatically select the best channel. ideally you select channel 1, 6 or 11. If you use any of the other channels you will increase interference with other users.
  3. If you found the best channel to use for your Wifi network then select this channel on your router, how to do this can be found in the user manual of your router.

In 3 stappen je wifi-verbinding verbeteren met Wifi Analyzer

the interference between channels can be clearly seen here, if tou use channel 1 6 or 11 there will be the least interference.

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