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Please support wifi channels 12 and 13

2017-10-23, 14:05 PM

Please enable channel 12 and 13 in regions where this is legally permitted. Regions such as the Netherlands (and pretty much everywhere except the US).

My neighborhood has many residents and many rounters. Untill recently I had no issues, because I used channel 13. Since I bought a motorola phone, I figured I had to switch channel for my phone to work.

 

Please support these channels.

Currently:
Moto G7 Plus
Build number PPW29.98-66
Model number: XT1965-3
hardware version: pvt
Software channel retail Europe (reteu)

Previously:
Build number NPNS25.137-33-11
reteu kernel 3.18.31

I do not agree with the terms and conditions to join the Motorola Feedback Network, because my privacy is not protected sufficiently, so I will not sign up for it. I am willing to provide certain information about bugs or feedbacks, as long as I stay in control what information is collected, for what purposes it is used and how long it is stored.
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Re: Please support wifi channels 12 and 13

2017-10-25, 5:51 AM

Hi Monsterola,

 

If You are worriing about Your privacy, You might want to turn on Developer Options and enable the Mock Location feature.

Then You need an application that makes the GPS signal show that You're somewhere else (in a country that has the same permitted channels like Yours).

 

Regards,

Fefe
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Re: Please support wifi channels 12 and 13

2017-10-24, 6:06 AM

Hi Monsterola,

 

I used to use channel 13 in Hungary. First I had to get online, I used my mobile data for this, and get my location detected. Once the phone has found it's location (for example using Google Maps) I was able to use every legally permitted channel.

 

Regards,

Fefe
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Re: Please support wifi channels 12 and 13

2017-10-24, 19:12 PM

I have not tried this yet but I find it very unintuitive, and privacy invading at the same time.

I dont want to give google maps permission to see my location! I shouldn't be forced into doing so if I want to use these wifi channels!

 

@fefepeto but taht is ofcourse not your fault, kindly thank you for your reply, I wouln't have thought of this myself.

Currently:
Moto G7 Plus
Build number PPW29.98-66
Model number: XT1965-3
hardware version: pvt
Software channel retail Europe (reteu)

Previously:
Build number NPNS25.137-33-11
reteu kernel 3.18.31

I do not agree with the terms and conditions to join the Motorola Feedback Network, because my privacy is not protected sufficiently, so I will not sign up for it. I am willing to provide certain information about bugs or feedbacks, as long as I stay in control what information is collected, for what purposes it is used and how long it is stored.
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Re: Please support wifi channels 12 and 13

2017-10-25, 5:51 AM

Hi Monsterola,

 

If You are worriing about Your privacy, You might want to turn on Developer Options and enable the Mock Location feature.

Then You need an application that makes the GPS signal show that You're somewhere else (in a country that has the same permitted channels like Yours).

 

Regards,

Fefe

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Re: Please support wifi channels 12 and 13

2017-10-29, 21:19 PM

I know motorola has a lot of work already, and a lot of people want aswers on their topics, but could I get a quick reply of the moto team confirming this has been read and will be passed to the tech devision?

 

I can't call this a bug, because it was a choise not to include channels 12 and 13, but I think moto tech will agree that these channels were meant to be available in Europe.

Currently:
Moto G7 Plus
Build number PPW29.98-66
Model number: XT1965-3
hardware version: pvt
Software channel retail Europe (reteu)

Previously:
Build number NPNS25.137-33-11
reteu kernel 3.18.31

I do not agree with the terms and conditions to join the Motorola Feedback Network, because my privacy is not protected sufficiently, so I will not sign up for it. I am willing to provide certain information about bugs or feedbacks, as long as I stay in control what information is collected, for what purposes it is used and how long it is stored.
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Re: Please support wifi channels 12 and 13

2017-11-24, 17:45 PM

I have now confirmed this solution to work. Thank you.

 

But I do wonder if it is legal for Motorola to only offer channel 12 and 13 after verfifying a region over GPS (or simulated location). This might be in violation of a European privacy law, or of the agreed standard requirements of radio technology on European markets.

 

I should not have to agree to turing on the GPS before being allowed to use legally permitted wifi channels.

Currently:
Moto G7 Plus
Build number PPW29.98-66
Model number: XT1965-3
hardware version: pvt
Software channel retail Europe (reteu)

Previously:
Build number NPNS25.137-33-11
reteu kernel 3.18.31

I do not agree with the terms and conditions to join the Motorola Feedback Network, because my privacy is not protected sufficiently, so I will not sign up for it. I am willing to provide certain information about bugs or feedbacks, as long as I stay in control what information is collected, for what purposes it is used and how long it is stored.
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