WiFi Channel Congestion

Our last network topic we have in this series is channel congestion, which is when you have multiple devices competing for the same space on a wireless frequency. 

Remember that 2.4 gigahertz frequency? It has 11 available channels for your devices to be on, and you can have up to 25 devices per channel. That may sound like a lot, but there are only three channels that don’t have any overlap. 

Think of it this way: you can have a room full of people all having their own discussions, but as you start to add more people to the room, it becomes more difficult to understand what everyone is saying. This is exactly what happens when you and your neighbors are all trying to use those same three channels. Things can get a little…congested. 

Fortunately the 5 GHz frequency has 23 non-overlapping channels. More than double what the 2.4 GHz has to offer. This is just one of the many things that DMI takes into account when setting up our client’s wireless network systems, so if you have any questions you know exactly who to ask.

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