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Registered: ‎02-28-2011
Location: Czech Republic
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WiFi B: channels 12 and 13 disabled (only US channels 1-11 work)

I have a problem with my X61. I have already been to two cafes unable to use their WiFi network (no cafe tells which channles they are operating). I was wondering why as I was able to connect wia mobile phone. Finally I have find out, that this is because my notebook has only american WiFi B channels 1-11. But when using throughout Europe, I would like to connect also to networks 12 and 13. How to enable it?

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Registered: ‎12-24-2010
Location: Perth, Australia
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Re: WiFi B: channels 12 and 13 disabled (only US channels 1-11 work)

Hello mate, What's your wifi adapter ? Have you got the latest driver ?
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Re: WiFi B: channels 12 and 13 disabled (only US channels 1-11 work)

Hi, my WiFi card is Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 AG, all drivers are the latest. I am not the only one with this problem... Service offered me to change the card for european, but I suppose, there should be some SW solution.

 

I had few APs at hand, and there was the possibility to change the channels according to the state legislation (somewhere in the settings). But I can't find something similar on my notebook.

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Registered: ‎12-24-2010
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Re: WiFi B: channels 12 and 13 disabled (only US channels 1-11 work)

There is normally a "country" prompt when installing the Intel Pro/Wireless software - make sure you selected the proper country to enable channels 12 & 13. If you did, and 12 & 13 aren't available.

If the Pro/Wireless software was pre-installed, then un-install it, download the latest version, and re-install it - hopefully, it will prompt for what country you're in.

 

Give it a try.

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Re: WiFi B: channels 12 and 13 disabled (only US channels 1-11 work)

I have done that, but I do not have any option enabling me to select a country...

I have found this soluktion: http://www.s10lenovo.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1915# - but it also doesn't work for me... But it may help the others with non Intel Wifi card.