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Optimising a wireless Internet connection

Optimising a wireless Internet connection

Optimising a wireless Internet connection


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The essentials in brief:

The quality and speed of your WiFi signal can be improved by switching to a WiFi channel which is not yet or only lightly used.

The Internet Box is also equipped with Dualband WLAN. If you give each network a different name, you can manually specify the frequency on which your device will connect.

Depending on the nature of your location, you may also find it helpful to use additional devices to extend the reach of your WiFi signal. 



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The My Swisscom Assistant helps you set up, optimize and manage Internet, wireless and e-mail on your computer. Install this free utility and continue to surf worry-free.

 

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Tip

Restarting your router opens a new WLAN channel. This allows Internet Box series routers to automatically select the best channel for you.

 

 



Using two different WiFi names to optimising WiFi

The Internet Box's Dualband WiFi combines two WiFi networks operating on different frequencies under a single WiFi name. On the basis of distance and availability, your device automatically connects in the background with the best WiFi network.

In densely populated areas you are recommended to give your two networks two different names. This allows you to manually specify the frequency on which you wish to connect. It is often the case that the low-interference 5 GHz is faster when the distance to the Internet Box is short than the widely-used 2.4 GHz WiFi.

You can access the settings in which the 5 GHz WiFi can be named under "WiFi" in the Internet Box Web Portal. Select "Combined" instead of "Single", and give the 5 GHz channel a suitable name which, for example, ends in "_express".



Using additional devices to optimise WiFi

Swisscom offers the WLAN repeater as a home network accessory which can extend the reach of your WLAN.

Place the WLAN repeater half way between the router and the place the WLAN needs to reach. This will then allow you to use WLAN to surf the internet on the balcony, for example. 

Further information about Internet accessories.

WLAN-Repeater

Order a WLAN Repeater online


WLAN can be optimized by experts (extra charge)

Our experts My Service like to help you analyze and troubleshoot your local connection problems.

 

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The essentials in brief:

The quality and speed of your WiFi signal can be improved by switching to a WiFi channel which is not yet or only lightly used.

The Internet Box is also equipped with Dualband WLAN. If you give each network a different name, you can manually specify the frequency on which your device will connect.

Depending on the nature of your location, you may also find it helpful to use additional devices to extend the reach of your WiFi signal. 



Connect and optimize - free help program

The My Swisscom Assistant helps you set up, optimize and manage Internet, wireless and e-mail on your computer. Install this free utility and continue to surf worry-free.

 

Download


 

Tip

Restarting your router opens a new WLAN channel. This allows Internet Box series routers to automatically select the best channel for you.

 

 




Using two different WiFi names to optimising WiFi

The Internet Box's Dualband WiFi combines two WiFi networks operating on different frequencies under a single WiFi name. On the basis of distance and availability, your device automatically connects in the background with the best WiFi network.

In densely populated areas you are recommended to give your two networks two different names. This allows you to manually specify the frequency on which you wish to connect. It is often the case that the low-interference 5 GHz is faster when the distance to the Internet Box is short than the widely-used 2.4 GHz WiFi.

You can access the settings in which the 5 GHz WiFi can be named under "WiFi" in the Internet Box Web Portal. Select "Combined" instead of "Single", and give the 5 GHz channel a suitable name which, for example, ends in "_express".



Using additional devices to optimise WiFi

Swisscom offers the WLAN repeater as a home network accessory which can extend the reach of your WLAN.

Place the WLAN repeater half way between the router and the place the WLAN needs to reach. This will then allow you to use WLAN to surf the internet on the balcony, for example. 

Further information about Internet accessories.

WLAN-Repeater

Order a WLAN Repeater online


WLAN can be optimized by experts (extra charge)

Our experts My Service like to help you analyze and troubleshoot your local connection problems.

 

Go to offer

The essentials in brief:

The quality and speed of your WiFi signal can be improved by switching to a WiFi channel which is not yet or only lightly used.

The Internet Box is also equipped with Dualband WLAN. If you give each network a different name, you can manually specify the frequency on which your device will connect.

Depending on the nature of your location, you may also find it helpful to use additional devices to extend the reach of your WiFi signal. 



Connect and optimize - free help program

The My Swisscom Assistant helps you set up, optimize and manage Internet, wireless and e-mail on your computer. Install this free utility and continue to surf worry-free.

 

Download


 

Tip

Restarting your router opens a new WLAN channel. This allows Internet Box series routers to automatically select the best channel for you.

 

 



Using two different WiFi names to optimising WiFi

The Internet Box's Dualband WiFi combines two WiFi networks operating on different frequencies under a single WiFi name. On the basis of distance and availability, your device automatically connects in the background with the best WiFi network.

In densely populated areas you are recommended to give your two networks two different names. This allows you to manually specify the frequency on which you wish to connect. It is often the case that the low-interference 5 GHz is faster when the distance to the Internet Box is short than the widely-used 2.4 GHz WiFi.

You can access the settings in which the 5 GHz WiFi can be named under "WiFi" in the Internet Box Web Portal. Select "Combined" instead of "Single", and give the 5 GHz channel a suitable name which, for example, ends in "_express".



Using additional devices to optimise WiFi

Swisscom offers the WLAN repeater as a home network accessory which can extend the reach of your WLAN.

Place the WLAN repeater half way between the router and the place the WLAN needs to reach. This will then allow you to use WLAN to surf the internet on the balcony, for example. 

Further information about Internet accessories.

WLAN-Repeater

Order a WLAN Repeater online


WLAN can be optimized by experts (extra charge)

Our experts My Service like to help you analyze and troubleshoot your local connection problems.

 

Go to offer


The essentials in brief:

The quality and speed of your WiFi signal can be improved by switching to a WiFi channel which is not yet or only lightly used.

Depending on the nature of your location, you may also find it helpful to use additional devices to extend the reach of your WiFi signal. 



Connect and optimize - free help program

The My Swisscom Assistant helps you set up, optimize and manage Internet, wireless and e-mail on your computer. Install this free utility and continue to surf worry-free.

 

Download


 

Tip

Restarting your router opens a new WLAN channel. This allows Internet Box series routers to automatically select the best channel for you.

 

 



Using additional devices to optimise WiFi

Swisscom offers the WLAN repeater as a home network accessory which can extend the reach of your WLAN.

Place the WLAN repeater half way between the router and the place the WLAN needs to reach. This will then allow you to use WLAN to surf the internet on the balcony, for example. 

Further information about Internet accessories.

WLAN-Repeater

Order a WLAN Repeater online


WLAN can be optimized by experts (extra charge)

Our experts My Service like to help you analyze and troubleshoot your local connection problems.

 

Go to offer


The essentials in brief:

The quality and speed of your WiFi signal can be improved by switching to a WiFi channel which is not yet or only lightly used.

Depending on the nature of your location, you may also find it helpful to use additional devices to extend the reach of your WiFi signal. 



Connect and optimize - free help program

The My Swisscom Assistant helps you set up, optimize and manage Internet, wireless and e-mail on your computer. Install this free utility and continue to surf worry-free.

 

Download


 

Tip

Restarting your router opens a new WLAN channel. This allows Internet Box series routers to automatically select the best channel for you.

 

 



Using additional devices to optimise WiFi

Swisscom offers the WLAN repeater as a home network accessory which can extend the reach of your WLAN.

Place the WLAN repeater half way between the router and the place the WLAN needs to reach. This will then allow you to use WLAN to surf the internet on the balcony, for example. 

Further information about Internet accessories.

WLAN-Repeater

Order a WLAN Repeater online


WLAN can be optimized by experts (extra charge)

Our experts My Service like to help you analyze and troubleshoot your local connection problems.

 

Go to offer


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