View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble connecting to your own wireless network ? check your router channel !

January 26th, 2009, 02:45 PM
The same answer to my previous thread is posted here :


I feel the answer is too important to be missed though, so I have added another thread with a more accurate Title...........

Browsing for an answer I came across this page -


Halfway down the page I saw :

"If you are in Europe and using a European only wifi channel (such as channel 12 or 13) note that Intrepid by default does not use these channels.

It is US by default regardless of your region.

You need to add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/options :

options cfg80211 ieee80211_regdom=”EU”

Answer =

I changed my Netgear router to channel 8 from channel 12 and connected straight away ! :D

First time I had seen anything anywhere about wireless channel numbers causing problems................

hope this helps others in the future.:)

December 20th, 2009, 11:09 AM

The working link (http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-hardyintrepid-intel3945-wireless.html)

December 20th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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