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WAC104 - 5Ghz channel list

lisasevern
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WAC104 - 5Ghz channel list

Hi

Just purchased a WAC104 wireless AP, firmware updated to 1.0.4.9, and want to set a 5GHz channel in the 100-144 band (legal in the UK), however this option doesn't seem to be available. I've tried a few other regions and some have 149-165, but can't find one with 100-144 allowable.

 

Is there any way to get this band, or is this a firmware or (hopefully not) a hardware limitation?

 

Thanks

 

Lisa

 

 

 

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Re: WAC104 - 5Ghz channel list

Hi Lisa,

Welcome to Netgear Community!

 

What was the earlier version before upgrading to v1.0.4.9? Did you see channel 100-144 when your router was just out of the box?

 

At first place, Clear your browser cache, re-login to see if channels are listed?

Else Can you please reset your WAC104 router once(with firmware v1.0.4.9) and check if channels 100-144 are available?(If you are okay with resetting the router)

To reset router, Refer page #44 https://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/WAC104/WAC104_UM_EN.pdf

You can save and restore configs to avoid configurations getting lost, 

  • Backup configuration file -> Do factory defaults-> Clear browser cache -> Access AP GUI using IP address -> Restore the configuration file.

 

Meanwhile we will check this issue from our end.

 

Regards,

Sharan

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jonathan_l
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Re: WAC104 - 5Ghz channel list

WAC104 doesn't support channel 100-144 (DFS channels)

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lisasevern
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Re: WAC104 - 5Ghz channel list

Damn ... *eyes lovely uncontested spectrum* ... do you know if this is a firmware, hardware or marketing limitation?

 

Thanks

 

L

 

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