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Switching to a unique Wi-Fi channel can give you an instant speed boost. If you’re on a Mac and need help figuring out what the best channel is, we have got you covered.
Hold down the Option key and click on the Wi-Fi icon in the menu bar. Now click on Open Wireless Diagnostics from the dropdown, or just open Wireless Diagnostics via Spotlight search.
With the diagnostics dialog active, click on Window > Scan. This displays another dialog, in which you’ll find an overview of your connection on the left. The ideal channels you can use are listed in that summary.
This method works on Mavericks, Yosemite, and El Capitan. While this should give you a noticeable boost in speed, there are other factors that might be causing a Wi-Fi slowdown, such as bad reception or interference.
Have you tried switching channels to boost Wi-Fi performance? Was there a noticeable difference in speeds after the tweak? We’d love to know in the comments!
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