When you’re having network connection problems, changing the channel that your wireless router or gateway is using is just one troubleshooting method to try. My Technicolor TG797n v3 was slow and lost connection far too often so I decided to try and change the wireless channel on my router modem.
When I reached the Technicolor gateway homepage I realized that the setup was nothing like my previous router. The settings were not just right there to change, therefore I decided to write this article to help others change their wireless channel.
Change Your Wireless Channel On A Technicolor TG797n v3
1. Go to your Technicolor homepage. The default Technicolor TG797n v3 Ip address is 10.0.0.138. You can also see how to find your router homepage here.
2. Press on the Advanced icon at the top of the page.
3. Now you will see the options menu on the left. Click on Local Network. See the screenshot below.
4. Now click on your wireless network listed under the wireless section. See below.
5. Now depending on the version of Technicolor modem wireless router you have, the “configure link” might appear in a different place. Either way, look for a Configure link. Mine is at the bottom under the task menu, but I have seen other links at the top right.
6. On the configuration page you will see the wireless channel section. It might be set to automatic.
7. Press the arrow to see a drop down menu and change to manual.
8. Only then can you change the channel below. My channel number was on 11 and I changed it to 8 to see if my wireless connection improves.
The Initial Connection Problem
My internet connection kept going idle, slow, or dropping out. I had to run the network troubleshooting wizard and I noticed that it kept resetting the wireless network adapter to temporarily fix the problem. I wasn’t the only one who was having internet connection problems, in fact all other devices were dropping off also.
When I looked at the wireless connection available to re-connect to I also noticed other people’s wifi connections were showing up. This made me think that they were interfering with my connection. Years ago I wrote an article about other devices interfering with your internet connection and I decided to take my own advice. It no longer exists but it was about changing your wireless channel on your walkabout home phone so it doesn’t interfere with your wireless connections.