When two channels overlap, this degrades the signal and causes interference. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in charge of regulating all communication frequencies.
Wireless local area network channels are frequently accessed using IEEE 802.11 protocols are sold mostly under the trademark WiFi. Other equipment also accesses the same channels, such as Bluetooth.
The 802.11 standard provides several distinct radio frequency ranges for use in Wi-FI communications: 900 MHz 2.4 GHz, 3.6 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5 GHz, 5.9 GHz and 60 GHz bands. Each range is divided into a multitude of channels.
Countries apply their own regulations to the allowable channels, …