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NCOS: How to Change the Wireless Channel on a Cradlepoint Router

Products Supported: WiFi capable Series 3. Click here to identify your router.

NCOS Version: 6.0 - for information on upgrading NCOS Versions, click here.

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Different WiFI Channels will perform at different levels based upon your unique environment. By default the router will utilize a Smart Select feature to determine the channel with the least interference and select that channel. This is not always the best channel for your environment however as you may see degraded range based on the channel selected and how it interacts with physical obstacles that can also affect range. This article will detail how to change the WiFi Channel.


Configuration Difficulty: Beginner
  • Step 1: Log into the router's NCOS Page. For help with logging in please click here for Pre 6.0 NCOS Versions or here for Post 6.0 NCOS Versions.
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  • Step 2: Select Networking then Local Networks then desired WiFi Radio from the left menu.

  • Step 3: Under WiFi Settings change Channel Selection Method to User Selection.

  • Step 5: Set Channel to the desired channel.
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  • Step 6: Select Save located at the bottom of the page.

You have successfully changed the Wireless Channel on the Cradlepoint router. Test your wireless network for possible improved performance. If performance is not improved repeat these steps choosing a different WiFi channel.

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Published Date: 07/14/2017

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