Locate the best 5 GHz Wi-Fi channel for your ZyXEL C3000Z modem

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

Modem 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.  Log in to your modem's settings (GUI) using the Administrator Username and Password, then select "Apply." Unless you have changed the default settings, you can find the login information on the modem's sticker.

Learn more about password security best practices.

4.  Select "Modem Status."

  1. Select the "Wireless Status."
  1. Select 5 GHz.
  1. Select the SSID that 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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