Wireless Networks Thread, US vs. UK Region? in Technical; Hi folks,
I've spotted that some of our APs are set to US region, yet they seem to be working ...
16th January 2014, 09:40 AM #1
US vs. UK Region?
I've spotted that some of our APs are set to US region, yet they seem to be working (as best we can tell with our network!).
Does switching between UK and US region on an AP actually have any practical effect?
16th January 2014, 09:45 AM #2
Yes, it does. The USA has a different range of frequencies allowed to be used (802.11bgn 1-11 in the US, 1-13 in the UK; 802.11an 120/124/128 not allowed in the USA, but are in the UK, 149-165 not allowed in general use in the UK etc...).
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abillybob (16th January 2014), Gongalong (16th January 2014)
16th January 2014, 10:00 AM #3
It looks like the US firmware has been loaded on some of these APs, yet curiously they work!
16th January 2014, 10:15 AM #4
Well I never knew this @localzuk! It's fun no learn
16th January 2014, 11:18 AM #5
They'll work, but you won't be able to use all the frequencies. Usually, APs will work on channels 1, 7 and 13 in the UK but will work on 1 5 and 11 on a US structure, so you'll potentially get more interference. But, it works well enough for the USA!
Originally Posted by Gongalong
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