Locate the best WiFi channel on your modem

In the Wireless Status section of your modem's user interface, you can find the best WiFi channel. If your modem isn't set to the best channel already, read on for how to change it to optimize WiFi performance. 
NOTE:  This article applies to newer CenturyLink modems. Depending on your particular model, you may see slight differences in the features or layout of your modem's user interface.
Modem Status Step 1-3

1.  Connect a device, such as a computer or tablet, to the internet through WiFi or using an Ethernet cable connected to your modem.

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

3.  Log in to your modem's online user interface (Modem GUI) using your Administrator Username and Administrator Password. Unless you have changed the default settings, you can find this information on the modem's sticker. Note that these are different from your wireless SSID and security key.

4.  Select "Modem Status."

5.  Select "Wireless Status" in the menu on the left sidebar.

6.  Select "2.4 GHz" or "5 GHz" according to your modem's wireless network setup.

7.  On this screen you can view the current "Channel" and compare it to the "Best Available Channel." If you are not on the best channel, you can change the WiFi channel in the "Radio Setup" area of the Wireless Settings menu. 

The best available WiFi channel can change based on factors in your environment. The modem will looks for the best channel whenever you plug in the power cord — to refresh the best channel available, you can reboot your modem.
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