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Country setting grayed out

Can't change country setting. it's grayed out and shows Europe.
the only chan avail is 6. I want to change to 11 because of near by wireless router on chan 6.

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  • solo271350_d Jan 17, 2009

    Thanks kakee
    I've updated the firmware but still have the problem.
    The router and wireless work but still cannot change the chan.


  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    it stays on those settings cannot be changed my friend says anyway if it works y change anything at all

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I have a netgear router as well (WGT624v4) and to change the channel to something other than 6 you need to select "Mode: b and g" rather than "Auto 108Mbps" under your wireless settings.
As for the country code, if you're stuck on Europe you should be fine. The Europe region supports channels 1-13 which is the least restrictive set aside from Japan at 1-14. The US is 1-11. From your asking about channel 11 specifically I'm going to assume that you're in the US where that is the upper limit. Just remember to avoid channels 12 and 13 on your router setup and there will be no difference between your router and a native US router.

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You must update the router's firmware to be able for you to change the channel. That's odd because all wireless routers have channel selection regardless of what country code it uses. Well, download the firmware first from the Netgear site and install it.

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