Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

When this check box is selected, the router broadcasts its network name (SSID) so that it displays when you
scan for local WiFi networks on your computer or WiFi device.
To change the network name (SSID), type a new name in the Name (SSID) field.
The name can be up to 32 characters long and it is case-sensitive. The default SSID is randomly generated and
is on the router’s label. If you change the name, make sure to write down the new name and keep it in a safe
To change the WiFi channel, select a number from the Channel menu.
In some regions, not all channels are available. Do not change the channel unless you experience interference
(shown by lost connections or slow data transfers). If this happens, experiment with different channels to see
which is the best.
When you use multiple access points, it is better if adjacent access points use different channels to reduce
interference. The recommended channel spacing between adjacent access points is four channels (for example,
use Channels 1 and 5, or 6 and 10).
Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
If you connected over WiFi to the network and you changed the SSID, you are disconnected from the network.
Make sure that you can connect over WiFi to the network with its new settings.
If you cannot connect over WiFi, check the following:
Is your computer or WiFi device connected to another WiFi network in your area? Some WiFi devices
automatically connect to the first open network without WiFi security that they discover.
Is your computer or WiFi device trying to connect to your network with its old settings (before you changed
the settings)? If so, update the WiFi network selection in your computer or WiFi device to match the current
settings for your network.
Change the WiFi Mbps Settings
The data rate for high-speed transmissions is commonly identified as megabits per second (Mbps). By default, the
router is set to operate with up to 600 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz WiFi band and up to 1,300 Mbps in the 5 GHz WiFi band.
You can select slower settings.
To change the WiFi Mbps settings:
Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
A login window opens.
Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
Manage the WiFi Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900