Changing the Channel Number on a NetGear CVG824G Router
Sometimes there may be interference between one
Wi-Fi access point, such as
a wireless router and another such nearby device. Sometimes there
can also be interference from other devices, such as baby monitors,
cordless phones, garage door openers, and microwave ovens.
Interference can result in lost connections and/or slow data transfers.
All devices communicating with a particular wireless router must use the
same radio frequency channel, but you can reduce interference between
different wireless routers by changing the channel number used for
communications on one of them.
A W-Fi device will normally support 11 channels. Many devices, such as
the NETGEAR CVG824G router, ship with a default seting of channel
6. If your neighbors' devices also use the same channel, there could be
interference. When selecting a different channel to avoid interference, it
is best to pick one as far away from the current one. So, if the default
value is channel 6, selecting either channel 1 or channel 11 is best.
To change the channel used on a NETGEAR® Wireless Cable Voice
Gateway Model CVG824G, take the following steps.
Log into the router using your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer, Firefox,
Safari, etc., by putting
http://192.168.0.1 in the address
bar of the router (this is presuming you haven't changed the IP addressing
configuration for your network). When prompted for a userid and password,
admin for the username and
password for the
password; those are a default username and password combination used for
the CVG824G device. There is also another set of default credentials for
the device that provide greater privileges on the device. Those are
superuser for the username and
password for the
Under Setup on the main menu, select Wireless Settings.
In the Channel field, if the channel is set to 6, set it to 1 or
11. You can check to see what channel numbers are in use for nearby wireless
networks, such as your neighbors' wireless networks, from a Microsoft Windows
system by getting a command prompt and using the
as explained at
Netsh command to show available Wi-Fi networks. Look at the channels
used for the nearby networks and, if you see a number of neighboring networks
are using channel 11, but none are using channel 1, then channel 1 is
probably the best choice.
- Click on Apply to save the new setting.
Change the Wi-Fi Channel Number to Avoid Interference:
Choosing the best channel to avoid wireless radio interference
Wireless Cable Voice Gateway Model CVG824G Reference Manual
Document Number: 202-10173-01
Date: November 2006
Created: Saturday March 15, 2014