In macOS you can use the built-in Wi-Fi Scan from the Wireless Diagnostics.app to find the best possible or least busy channels and bandwidth frequencies for your own Wi-Fi (or there is the open source tool KisMac2 to do the same).

  1. ALT+Click the “Wi-Fi”-Icon in the macOS menu bar to show advanced Wi-Fi options
  2. From the menu, select “Open Wireless Diagnostics…”
    Wi-Fi Network Channel scanning on macOS 01
  3. In the menu bar go to “Window” and select “Scan” from the list (or use ALT+CMD+4)
    Wi-Fi Network Channel scanning on macOS 02
  4. Start a scan via the “Scan now” button
  5. After a short period you will have a nice overview of all Wi-Fi networks around you and even some recommendations for channels & bandwidths to use in your environment:
    Wi-Fi Network Channel scanning on macOS 03

 

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