Channel 14, anyone?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Esquire, May 17, 2004.

  1. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Guess I have a bit more time to play with my WLAN lately :p

    Has anyone tried switching to Channel 14 with the WiFi-Box firmware?

    As soon as I switch to Channel 14, the WLAN Link LED goes out, and Netstumbler can no longer detect my router. Switch back to any of the 13 channels and the Link LED comes on immediately, and my router re-appears on Netstumbler again.

    Looks like Channel 14 doesn't exist on non-Japanese WRT54G.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Channel 14 is only used in Japan. an thus you would need japanese drivers for all your wifi devices for channel 14 to be supported.

    perhaps there maybe some underlying problem in the firmware for Channel 14 also.
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I think it is the latter - the WLAN light shouldn't go out.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    in sveasofts firmware the Link WLAN led flickers when changing but stays on.

    however you cannot use channel 14 as i stated. it is for Japan only and unless you use the japanese drivers for your wifi adapter channel 14 cannot be selected by the adaptor.
  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I know - you mentioned it once already :p I actually have a notebook running Japanese Windows XP.

    I downloaded the driver from, but unfortunately the EXE file is password protected (I can see the contect in WinZip). I just wanted to install the driver without the connection monitor application, as I have done with my other wireless clients, but I ended up having to run the EXE and install everything - not what I would like to do.

    I haven't tried Sveasoft's firmware yet ..... No disrespect to Sveasoft, but I find the firmware rather intimidating - just reading the functions it has gives me a headsche :D I have recommended his firmware to a few of my networking savvy friends and they loved it.
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    yeah once you start to understand his features then you start implementing them on your LAN:)

    Bandwidth management rox. i can play online games without the ping even being interupted totally whilst a user is downloading on another PC.
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