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Did you just splurge on a high-speed internet connection only to find that the Wi-Fi speeds seem abysmally slow or do you see frequent disconnects on devices that are connected to the network? There are a variety of reasons why this could be happening but one of the most common ones must do with Wi-Fi channels.

The way your router works is by taking your Wi-Fi connection and assigning a unique channel to it, depending on your router, these are normally auto selected, meaning your router jumps from channel to channel frequently hopping on to the one it thinks is the least crowded. Unfortunately, any other routers in your immediate vicinity are also doing the same thing meaning often, your neighbour might just end up using the same channel as your router.

Luckily, there is an easy fix for it. Before fixing the problem, you must identify the channel your router is currently on, depending on your system there are a few ways you can do this.

On a Mac/iOS

On a Mac, hold down the option key and click the Wi-Fi icon on the Menu bar. Select Wireless diagnostics. Ignore the setup wizard that opens, instead, click on Window and select Scan. In the Window that opens, press Scan Now at the bottom. In the left side of the window pane, Mac will recommend free channels depending on your frequency, write these down.

On an iPhone/iPad, head to the app store and download the AirPort Utility App. Head to settings, find AirPort Utility and enable Wi-Fi Scanner. Now Scan networks around you and make a note of the channels with the most number of networks on them.

On Windows/Android

On Windows, you are going to need to download a separate utility such as Acrylic Wi-Fi. Once you have downloaded the utility, run it and Scan for networks, as before making note of the most popular ones.

On an Android Phone/Tablet, head to the Play store and download Wi-Fi Analyzer. Open the app and as before, Scan networks and make note of the popular channels.

Fixing the problem

We are going to need access to your Router’s admin page to make the changes, the most common URL to access the settings page is 192.168.1.1, input that in your web browser. If nothing happens, then refer to the manual that comes with your router for the correct address.

Now you are going to find the Wi-Fi settings page, once there, look for the Channels options and select the channel that is being used the least, save your settings and exit.

That’s It! You’ve now successfully decoupled your Wi-Fi from a crowded channel, this should hopefully bring you some much-needed consistency in your home network.

Posted by Shubham ;)

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One of the biggest games in the world is finally making its way to one of the biggest platforms in the world. The Fortnite: Battle Royale launch for Android is nearly upon us, developer Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney announced at the Samsung Unpacked event today. Just like with the iOS version, things are going to start with a closed beta that will gradually roll out to more and more Android customers over the coming days. Here’s how to sign up for your chance to play Fortnite: Battle Royale on your Android Phone.

To start with, you need to go to Fortnite.com/Android. That’s where you’ll find the sign-up forms, and that’s where you’ll want to enter your email for a chance to be among the first to try the game on Android. This first round of beta invites will only be available to Samsung customers with supported devices, which in this case means a Samsung Galaxy S7 or better.
That’s just for the first round, however: it wouldn’t be a very effective beta if it only tested performance on a limited suite of devices. Rounds of invites will be going out over the next few days for players with other supported phones.

ANDROID BETA INITIALLY WILL WORK ON THE FOLLOWING DEVICES:

Samsung Galaxy: S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+, Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4 Google: Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL, Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V Essential: PH-1 Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10 LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+ Nokia: 8 OnePlus: 5 / 5T, 6 Razer: Phone Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2 ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11

See the FAQ for the list of more compatible devices.

If you get an invitation, you’ll receive instructions on how to download and install the game. Fortnite, unlike the majority of other games on Android, will not be available on Google Play. To install it you’ll need to go to Epic’s website, put in your Epic account and download the installer. Epic’s software will handle it from there.

Take note that betas can be buggy, and anyone playing the game in this early stages should know that things won’t be perfect on a technical level. a lot of the experience and UI-oriented changes have been hammered out through a few months of IOS release, But Android is a much bigger platform with a lot more considerations, and we can expect some technical improvements to start rolling out after the beta has been in people’s hands for a little bit.

After you download, go to open it. If you haven’t already enabled side-loading on your device, it will ask you to do so. That means it will take you to a settings menu where you can give the phone permission to enable apps downloaded through chrome. If you want to run Fortnite, you’ll need to give it access.

Posted by Shubham ;)