Locate the best Wi-Fi Channel for your Actiontec PK5000 modem

Access the wireless status to find the best channel, number of AP's detected, channel utilization, number of connected devices, wireless security type, SSID broadcast state, MAC authentication state,  and more.

Blue Status Step 1-3

1.  Connect a device, such as a computer or tablet, directly to your modem using the Ethernet cable (usually yellow).

2.  Open a web browser and type http://192.168.0.1 into the web address field.

3.  Select "Modem Status."

  1. Select the "Wireless Status."
  1. Select the SSID you want to view.
  1. Compare the Channel (current) to the Best Available Channel. If you are not on the best channel, you can change the Wi-Fi channel here.
The best available Wi-Fi channel can change frequently based on factors in your environment. The modem looks for the best available channel when you plug in the power cord. To refresh the best available channel power cycle your modem.
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