Re: Problem with Channel 13

From: Jason Boxman (
Date: 2002-09-02 08:30:51 UTC

On Saturday 31 August 2002 05:00 am, Ing. Rastislav Rihak wrote:
> Hello,
> sorry, I'm new to WLan, so maybe I'm a little lame... But I have one
> problem. I've bought Intersil Prism 2.5 (PCI) card from Gemtek. I live
> in Europe, so I can use up to 13 channels... But... I can't ;).If I try
> to set channel 13 (iwconfig wlan0 channel 13), I've got an error message
> (only 11 channels are allowed). Our accesspoint is set up to use channel
> 13, so I am a little out... :(. What can I do? Have I to flash another
> firmware? If so, where can I get necessery tools and/or firmware? The
> same problem I've got under Linux and Win2k. Under Win98 it works
> fine... My NIC firmware version is

Interesting question -- I've always wondered how I can fool my card into thinking I live in Europe, so I can use those extra channels it isn't legal for me to have in the US.

Anyone here know why channel twelve and thirteen are restricted in the US and Canada?

> Thanks in advance,
> Rastislav
> PS: Please, excuse me my poor english ;)


Jason Boxman
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