Monday, June 27

How to change your wireless channel on a TP-Link AC1750

Although wireless technology has made great strides in recent decades, you may still experience slowdowns and even drops in your connection. Sure, one of the ways to deal with this is to get a faster connection from your provider, or change providers. However, the solution might simply lie in changing the channel on your router.

Although changing the channel on a TP-Link AC1750 router may not be as straightforward as changing the channel on your television, it is not exactly what you would call complicated.

This is our guide to changing channels on TP-Link AC1750 routers.

Change channel on TP-Link AC1750

Each TP-Link router allows you to change the channel you want it to work on. We’ll dive into why you’d want to change the channel in the first place later. Here’s how to do it.

Connect to the web administration interface

There is one thing you need to understand about routers – they don’t offer too many settings and options. The vast majority of settings, from changing credentials to installing firmware, require you to access the router through another device. Most commonly, a computer.

First of all, you can connect to the router using Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable. In the first case, just turn on the router, wait until it starts up successfully, and navigate to the available Wi-Fi connections on your computer (as you would when connecting to any Wi-Fi router). If you left the default router name, your AC1750 will have a name similar to “TP-LINK_XXXXXX. ” Otherwise, just connect to the name of the router that you have customized.

By default, the username and password will be “management. ” In some cases, the password field must be left blank. If you have changed these settings, use your custom username and password (if you have configured any).

Once connected, to access any form of router configuration, you need to go to the Web Management Interface for TP-Link.

In general, it is recommended that you use an Ethernet connection to change any of your router settings, but you can also use a wireless connection.

Now go to in your preferred browser. To log in, try the same credentials that you used to connect to the router earlier. Once you have done that, you have successfully accessed the TP-Link web management interface for your router.

For single band routers

Although most modern routers are dual-band, meaning they have access to 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections, let’s see how you can change the channel for your single-band router. Start by going to the Wireless option in the web administration interface. Then navigate to Basic settings. From this menu, you can select the channel you want to use, as well as the channel width.

As a general rule of thumb, channels 1 through 6 and channel 11 are generally the best choices for 2.4 GHz. The ideal channel width you want to configure here is 20MHz.

For dual band routers

As you probably know, dual-band routers allow you to use two main frequencies: 2.4 GHz, the frequency that single-band routers use, as well as the more innovative 5 GHz frequency. The former tends to be slower, but it has a much better range. The last one, 5 GHz, is faster, but doesn’t really stand out when it comes to range.

You’re going to want to change the channels for each one.

tp link ac1750 channel change

In the center of the Web Administration Interface, go to Advanced, followed by Wireless. Then go to Wireless Settings. You will find two tabs available here, 2,4 GHz Y 5GHz.

For 2.4 GHz, things are the same as with single-band routers – channels 1-6 and channel 11 are ideal. Set the channel width to 20 MHz.

For 5 GHz, the recommended channels are 149 to 165. Select any of these. Set the channel width to Auto, if you have no reason to set it to a particular frequency.

Why change the channel?

Okay so why isn’t the router set to the best channel by default? Does it depend on geography? In a way, it does. Well, mainly, it depends on your neighbors’ routers. The best Wi-Fi channel to configure for your router is the one that uses the fewest neighboring routers. The less crowded a channel is, the better its connection. This also applies to other types of networks.

Fortunately, you don’t have to call each of your neighbors and ask them to verify what frequency they are using. Most likely, the moment you change the channel, you are ready to go. If the problem persists, change to another channel. You have a ton of channels to choose from, so don’t worry.

Other ways to speed things up

You are probably here because your Wi-Fi connectivity is not working very well. Many people have this problem. Yes, changing the channel on your TP-Link AC1750 router can speed things up. But if the channel you are currently using is not saturated, the problem is probably elsewhere.

There are many reasons why your internet connection is slow. You may need a new subscription. Most likely you need a new router. In this case, contact your ISP and they will send you an update free of charge.

On the other hand, there may be an object that is causing an obstruction. Yes, Wi-Fi signals can pass through walls, but the more objects they pass through, the weaker they become. Consider placing the router in a different location. Alternatively, consider getting a repeater (s) to help amplify the connection in any number of rooms you want. However, keep in mind that repeaters have their limits, although they are quite reliable for most people’s needs.

Changing channels on TP-Link AC1750

All you need to do to change channels on your AC1750 router is to access the TP-Link web management interface. From there, you’re just a couple of clicks away from doing whatever you want with the available channels. Still, we recommend that you follow the channel and channel width recommendations outlined as they tend to work best.

We hope you have managed to change channels on your TP-Link AC1750 router. If you experienced any difficulties, or if the channel change did nothing, we suggest that you write about it in the comment section below – our community will be happy to assist you.

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