Changing Channel and Channel Width on a Mercusys Wi-Fi router

A wireless channel determines which operating frequency will be in use. It is not necessary to change the channel unless you’re noticing interference problems with nearby access points. The Channel Width setting is preset to automatic, allowing the client’s channel width for to adjust automatically.

Before we begin, please log into web management interface: connect your computer, phone or tablet to the Mercusys router via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, use the default access printed on the router to visit the web management interface.


Single-band Router

Step 1 Click AdvancedWireless>Host Network.


Step 2 Change Channel and Channel Width then click Save. 

For 2.4GHz, channels 1, 6 and 11 are generally best, but any channel can be used. Also, change the channel width to 20MHz. 


Dual-band Router

Step 1 Click Advanced>2.4GHz Wireless>Host Network.


Step 2 Change Channel and Channel Width, then click Save.

Step 3 Click 5GHz Wireless>Host Network., and change Channel and Channel Width, then click Save.

For 5GHz, we recommend you use channel in Band 4, which is channel 149-165, if your router is US version.


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