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Monday, May 5, 2014

Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter pn HP ProBook 470 G0 does not see channel 13 for Europe

If you are lucky owner of HP Probook 470 with Ralink adapter, you should know that your adapter may be set to USA as a country. It means your adapter will not see a wireless with channel beyond 13 that are allowed in Europe, but restricted in US.

To cha nge country - locate registry with the name of the card.

In my case it is [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0003]

change countryregion from 0 to as example 1.

Reboot ans check if you now able to see wireless on the channel 13...

1 comment:

Ruud Borst said...

Works like a charm, you have to search for your network adapter under all the subkeys. That's based on the number of NIC's in the system. For me it was 004, now I can connect to channel 13 without any interference from my neighbours and logitech wireless mouse and keyboard!