1. A method of optimizing channel selection for an access point wirelessly connected to one or more stations, the method comprising:collecting, in the access point, 24 hours or longer worth of historical frequency spectral information;
collecting, in the access point, usage data for the one or more stations wirelessly connected to the access point;
determining a ranking of spectral efficiency, in bits per second per channel width, for a plurality of frequency channels based on the collected 24 hours or longer worth of historical frequency spectral information and the usage data, wherein for each channel of the plurality of frequency channels, the spectral efficiency corresponds to a data rate for the channel divided by the channel width, wherein determining the ranking of spectral efficiency further comprises determining the data rate for each channel of the plurality of frequency channels as an average or minimum data rate from the collected spectral information and from the collected usage data, wherein the usage data comprises a signal strength;
automatically selecting a top-ranked frequency channel based on the determined ranking; and
using the top-ranked frequency channel to wirelessly communicate between the access point and the one or more stations.