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    Find best Channel

    What is the best way to find the best channel to use on my router?
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    If you have an Android phone, Wifi Analyzer from the play store is hard to beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browni View Post
    If you have an Android phone, Wifi Analyzer from the play store is hard to beat.
    +1 IMO it beats anything available for iOS.

    If it's for Windows, Acrylic is also pretty good. The free version is a bit limited but it shows channel and signals strengths, which it sounds like is all you are after.

    Hope this helps...

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    If you have Windows 10, Wifi Commander looks rather nice.
    wificommander.PNG
    You can find that in the Windows store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browni View Post
    If you have an Android phone, Wifi Analyzer from the play store is hard to beat.
    WiFi Analyzer is also available from the Windows Store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
    WiFi Analyzer is also available from the Windows Store.
    It looks like the name is the same but it's by a different author. The one in the Windows store is by Matt Hafner (http://wifianalyzer.matthafner.com/) but the one on the Google Play store is by 'farproc' (http://a.farproc.com/wifi-analyzer).

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    I've always used inSSIDer3 and use the Link Score as a guide.

    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/5936-inssider.html

    You can share or use adjacent channels with anyone that has a RSSI value >=20 more than yours, but without the need to download a program, open a Command Prompt (Admin) and enter -

    netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid

    This will show the RSSI values as a %

    Yours should be in the 90s depending upon how far away you are from the router.

    Keep away from any other users that are >=65%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    You can share or use adjacent channels with anyone that has a RSSI value >=20 more than yours,
    Less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    Less?
    Mathematically yes, but I find it's easier to describe by ignoring the minus in front of the value and I haven't had any queries on that so far, so I assume they know what I mean.

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    I use Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.

    I have no idea how it compares with other apps, just mentioning it in case it helps.
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    I used to run InSSIDer but I've been using NirSoft WinInfoView of late.
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