View Full Version : [ubuntu] How do I enable channels 12+?

July 10th, 2011, 08:23 AM
Hello all,

I've been looking around on Google for the last hour and have not been able to find a solution to my problem.

I have a North American laptop and am presently in Seoul, South Korea. Many of the WIFI spots are using channel 13 which I do not have access to with the basic Ubuntu 11.04 set up.

The closest fix I could find was this:

But it seems like that won't work for 11.04. Is there anyway I can enable the additional channels?


July 11th, 2011, 01:23 PM
if your WiFi-Device works with mac80211-subsytem you must use iw


sudo apt-get install --reinstall iw
Test it:

iw reg get

Now ty to swich the country-code an unload/load the driver for your Wifi-Device (unknown).

sudo service network-manager stop
sudo iw reg set EU # for example
sudo modprobe -rf $module
sudo modprobe $module
iwlist chan
iw reg get
sudo service network-manager start

($module must be replaced with the actual module name)