- 1. Use the Same Manufacturer for All Gear
- 2. For Full Improvements, Replace Adapters
- 3. Don't Mix Wireless B/G with N
- 4. By Default, the Higher Speeds Won't Work
- 5. Use 40MHz-wide Channels Only with Strong Signals
- 6. Carefully Select 40MHz-wide Channels
- 7. For Fastest Wireless-to-Wired Connections, Go Gigabit
- 8. For Best Throughput, Take Advantage of the 5GHz Band
- 9. For Best Performance, Don't Use WEP or WPA
- 10. Make Use Of Your Old Wireless B or G Gear
6. Carefully Select 40MHz-wide Channels
When using Wireless N gear with the default 20 MHz-wide channels, there is no impact on the channel availability, selection, and interference. You still use the three non-overlapping channels of 1, 6, and 11.
However, if you are using channel bonding and making use of the 40MHz-wide channels, there is a major impact. Because the channel frequency range used by the equipment doubles, it essentially means you now have only one non-overlapping channel in the popular 2.4 GHz band, and nine indoors for the 5GHz band.
Thus you need to carefully select the channels.