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Changing WiFi Channels on SmartRG SR505N

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Summary of Configuration Information and Changes
Modem Login Page:                           

Modem Administrator User Name:      

Modem Administrator Password:

192.168.1.1

admin

DSL password (Default is password, if you reset modem)

Where to go in Menu: Wireless→Advanced
Changes:
  • Channel: Switch from Auto to Least Congested Channel (Usually 3,4, 8 or 9)

1. Using an Ethernet cable plug into one of the yellow LAN Ports at the back of the SmartRG SR505n modem. Connect to the Network NCF_XXXX on your computer. Your computer should indicate an Ethernet connection as opposed to a wireless one.

SmartRG SR505n LAN ports
SmartRG SR505n LAN ports

2. Open an Internet browser on your computer and connect to the modem by typing 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. 

3. Click on the Manage Gateway(Advanced)” Log in to the Administrative Account:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: Your DSL password   (Default is password, if you reset modem)
SmartRG SR505n Login Page
SmartRG SR505n Login Page

4. From the Device Info page, navigate to Wireless menu option on the left.

5. Click on the Advanced submenu link on the left hand side, under the Wireless Menu  

SR505n WiFi Channel Selection
SR505n WiFi Channel Selection

6. On the Wireless-- Advanced settings page, make the following changes:

  • Channel: Change from Auto to channel with the least interference as determined by your wireless interference tests. Try 3,4, 8 or 9

7. Click Apply/Save at the bottom of the page.

Notes:

  • Wireless channels shouldn't have to be changed often (more than once every 6-12 months). If you find yourself making these changes too frequently, you may have to invest in a mid to high end router with additional channels on the 5Ghz frequency. Contact support@ncf.ca for recommendations if needed.

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