Laptop Cannot Search Router on Channel 13.. Help =)

sam961

New Member
#1
Hello,
I had analyzed the network near my house and found many networks working on channel 1,6,11.... my router supports channel 13 ...
I changed it to 13 and tried to connect my laptop...but the problem it cannot find the router in the range...However i used another laptop and it found the router.
So help me how to configure my wireless card on that laptop to support channel 13... I have entered on the Wireless network adapter
and cannot find anything related to "Channel " that i can change it.
Thank u,
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#2
Your best bet would probably be to determine the capabilities of your wireless adapter in the problem laptop. Some wireless adapters simply do not support channels 12 or 13.
Perhaps a support call or trouble ticket to the laptop manufacturer might provide some insight or perhaps the card manufacturer's website might have some information regarding its' capabilities.
 


sam961

New Member
#3
Thank you for the Reply
What makes me crazy is the working laptop has a range values of the channel between 1 and 11 ...so it doesnt support channel 13 .However it can detects the router.The other Pc is not detecting it , and there is no Ad Hoc channel option in the Wireless Interface Properties.
I guess that might work if this option is added manually in the Registry.But i don't know how this can be Done

Thx
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#4
I was waiting to see if anyone else mentioned the available channels. For Instance, possibly if you were in a country that did support channels above 11 and you have a wireless adapter from North America, it might not. If that were the case, maybe a firmware update from your country would help.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#5
It seems to all be related to regions. If both your wireless products (router and wireless adapter) were made exclusively for a European market then they would both most likely support channels 12 and 13 in addition to 1 thru 11. But in your case it's likely that your laptop and or it's hardware components were manufacturered to be sold on a world wide mark (world wide including countries that don't allow the use of channels 12 and 13) like here in the U.S.
 


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