How to choose Channel 14?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Kiwi8, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Kiwi8

    Kiwi8 LI Guru Member

    I notice that although the router can access Channel 14, my wireless clients (WUSB54G) cannot access Channel 14. Is there any way (software solution preferably, as I do not wish to spend) to make it support Channel 14?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Japan is the only country AFAIK that has use of channel 14. You might try telling your wireless adapter that it's in Japan somehow.
  3. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    I've wondered about this as well. The FCC doesn't want us to use that channel, but it ought to cut down on interference from neighbors!
  4. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    Anyone know what Channel 14 is allocated for in the US? What does it interfere with?
  5. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

  6. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Yeah, the thing about using an unlicensed band is quite elegantly stated by legislation along these lines:

    You may not create interference, nor will any complaints of interference in this band be investigated.

    I.e., somebody (the HAM and other users of this band) can create interference, but that's tough luck for you. If you (with your little 2.4GHz router) create interference for a "somebody", you're in trouble.

    From the chart, it seems the channels 12 to 14 (more specifically, the frequencies around 2.465 - 2.487GHz) in the US seems to be allocated to fixed band radios (walkie-talkie and the likes where an organization acquires the rights/sole use of a particular frequency in a particular area), beacons (like the radio beacons used by aircraft, etc.), and satellite transmissions.
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