How to change the router's TP-Link channel to improve Wi-Fi

TP-Link router owners can change the Wi-Fi network channel. Practical is a good way to improve the quality of the wireless connection, as it can reduce signal interference, preventing your wireless from having to "compete" with that of neighbors, for example. Each channel is a different frequency of operation and choosing the less congested can even increase the overall speed of the network.

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Channel switching is quite simple and anyone who has access to the device setup page can perform the procedure. In the following tutorial, you will learn how to do this on the TP-Link routers. It is worth mentioning that the step-by-step was done in the TL-WR840N, but can be reproduced in other models of the brand.

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Learn how to change the Wi-Fi channel of the TP-Link router

Before proceeding, you should find out which channels are in use and then choose the best one for your wireless network. In this other tutorial, you can take a step-by-step look at how to find the most free channel in your location.

Step 1. With an open Internet browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or others), type in the search bar the IP address of your router and hit Enter. This address is usually "" (without quotes), but if it is not, watch the video below to find out the correct one or look in the device manual;

Learn how to find the IP address of the router

Step 2. When entering the IP address and pressing Enter, you will be redirected to the login page of the router's configuration panel. Fill in the username and password fields with "admin" (without quotes) and click on the "Log in" button;

Login page of the TP-Link router configuration panel

Step 3. Now click the "Wireless" side menu;

TP-Link Router Configuration Page

Step 4. In the "Channel", "CH" or simply "Channel" field, depending on the model of your router, select the most suitable for your wireless network according to the tutorial above and click "Save" to register the change in the system of the appliance;

TP-Link router Wi-Fi network configuration page

Ready! Your TP-Link router is already configured to operate on a less congested Wi-Fi channel. It is important to note that some routers need to be restarted for the change to take effect.

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