Question: I have an MG7310 and my wireless speed is slow. Why? What can I do to improve the wireless speed?
Model MG7310 does not support 5 GHz. Unfortunately, the 2.4 GHz is not as fast as the 5 GHz, and the 2.4 shares frequency with so many other types of wireless devices. Therefore, causes interference.
Our Dual-band models, which support both 2.4 and 5, are: MG7550 and MG7540.
The 5 GHz wi-fi channels are further apart and won't interfere with each other as much as the 2.4 GHz does.
I would suggest running a scan to see what channels your neighbors are on.
If you’re using a splitter with your modem, try removing the splitter to see if that helps. If it does, you may need to get a better splitter. You can buy an inexpensive splitter at Walmart/Best Buy/Home Depot, etc.
Here is how to scan to find channels that are over-used around you:
Note that Wi-Fi channels overlap with nearby channels. Channels 1, 6, and 11 are the most frequently used for 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, and these three are the only ones that don’t overlap with each other.
For Windows users - search for and download "WifiInfoView" (you will need to use a computer for this, not your iPhone/iPad).
For Android users - (if you prefer to scan on your phone instead of your computer), download the App "Wifi Analyzer"
For Mac users - see our instructions here.
We also created a wireless optimization guide for the MG7310 here.