Question : My wireless home network used to be fine, but I have noticed that it has recently gotten periodically slower. What might be causing this drop in speed ?
For apartment dwellers, having neighbors with their own wireless networks crowding the airwaves may also impair performance, especially if everyone's network is set to use the same default channel.
To change the router's channel, you need to go into its configuration file ( you usually need the base station's password to gain access to these settings ). The steps for changing the channel will vary based on the manufacturer, but Linksys has its instructions at snipurl.com/3iibn.