Bright Box router - change wireless channel

From time to time, interference from other wireless networks near your home can result in connection problems. Not good. Changing the channel on your router can help fix the problem. This guide shows you how.

Intelligent wireless

Your Bright Box router has a great feature called Intelligent Wireless. When you turn the router on, it looks for and uses the best WiFi channel it can find. This helps reduce problems caused by interference, giving you the best wireless connection.

You'll also find a button on the back of the router labelled WPS. Press this briefly and your router will check if it's using the best WiFi channel and swap if it isn't.

WPS button on the back of the Bright Box router

 

Admin pages

You can also change the channel yourself from your router's admin pages. To do this:

  1. From a computer connected to your Bright Box, go to 192.168.1.1
    Enter 192.168.1.1 into browser address bar

  2. The login screen will open

    Router's admin pages

  3. Enter the router's login details

    - The username is admin
    - The password is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the router - you'll find it next to admin password

  4. Click Login
    enter the username and password for the router's admin pages
  5. The Status page will open

    status page
  6. Click on the Basic Set-Up tab and select Wireless Settings - this is in the left hand menu

    Wireless settings menu under basic settings

  7. The Wireless Settings page will open

    Wireless settings page

  8. In the Channel menu, select a new channel number - in the example below we chose channel 6

    Channel menu opened - channel 6 highlighted
  9. Click Save Settings

    select to save settings

  10. Your new settings will be applied

    Applying changes - please wait.

  11. Why not try a number of options to find the best channel for you

Perhaps avoid channel 12 or 13 as some devices don't always work well on these channels.

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