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Channel 12-14

Is there any way to get the firmware on a US-purchased R6100 to enable Euro/Japanese WiFi channels 12-14 when taken overseas?
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Apprentice

Re: Channel 12-14

If the Region is grayed out then you can't.
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Virtuoso

Re: Channel 12-14

Try loading a different version of firmware. Reason why you are unable to change langauge it is because firmware loaded on the router is only intended for specific region. I am not sure there are firmwares available in your region.

http://downloadcenter.netgear.com/other/
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Virtuoso

Re: Channel 12-14

Channel up to 13.

In the past there is many of thread of trying change firmware purchase at one region and try to flash with other firmware has become some issues.

You can try reflash firmware with in your case other NA firmware (North America ) with WWW (world wide) or other specified. Just not NA ones.

If you have difficult reflashing firmware you have want just pick up a new router at destination you are going.
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Re: Channel 12-14

This has come several times and I cannot remember the name of thread. You have to use 3rd party tool to enter router flash memory or something close to it and change a flag setting. Firmware won't do it. All routers sold in states are set so they cannot be changed. The flag is the setting that has to be changed.
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Aspirant

Re: Channel 12-14

If you could remember what it is, that would be great.
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Luminary

Re: Channel 12-14

I don't have the original link, but I do have Squuiid's instructions. I presume these instructions will work for the R6100.

If you follow these instructions you do so at your own risk. No support provided. Consider yourself warned.


Download the Netgear Telnet Enable Utility here and follow the included instructions. Once you have enabled Telnet on your Router do the following:



    The region changes should persist through reboots and hard resets.

    Good luck.
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Aspirant

Re: Channel 12-14

Hmm. I'm able to telnet into the router, but it takes me to an OpenWRT menu. Neither the routerinfo nor burnsku commands appear to function, though.
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Re: Channel 12-14

What OS are you using? I cannot get it to work using WIN 7
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Aspirant

Re: Channel 12-14

Me? Win8. I did have to enable Telnet in Windows Components. I assume Win7 is the same.
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Re: Channel 12-14

I did that, It's the rest that doesn't work.

telnetEnable.exe 192.168.1.1 100D7F8C317C Gearguy Geardog
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Aspirant

Re: Channel 12-14

[QUOTE=Devor;468314]I don't have the original link, but I do have Squuiid's instructions. I presume these instructions will work for the R6100.

If you follow these instructions you do so at your own risk. No support provided. Consider yourself warned.


Download the Netgear Telnet Enable Utility here and follow the included instructions. Once you have enabled Telnet on your Router do the following:

    command did work for me. Haven't tested to see if the region change survives a 30-30-30 reset, though.
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Luminary

Re: Channel 12-14

Interesting find, thanks for the inclusion. I don't have any reason to telnet into my router, so I was going by what someone else had found. In hindsight that makes sense. If it's all the same with you, I'll modify the instructions to include both commands based on the chipset.

Question; do you see any need to keep step 3 in the above instructions? Sure it's nice to see the information. but I believe it's unnecessary to complete the task at hand.
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Aspirant

Re: Channel 12-14

I agree; the routerinfo command seems to be redundant, although it's possible that it doesn't seem to work on Atheros routers (at least the R6100), it could help ID a router as non-burnsku-able. But burnsku just plain not working would also clue a user in too. Smiley Happy
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Re: Channel 12-14

Has anyone used telnet on a WIN 7 pc?
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Aspirant

Re: Channel 12-14

If you're still trying to sort out your issue, are you able to ping the router's address from the command prompt?
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Re: Channel 12-14

I never tried that. I'll give it a try. What are you suggesting?
Thanks
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Aspirant

Re: Channel 12-14

Just suggesting that if you can't ping your router, the problem isn't getting telnet working right--it's something else. Although, if you got your MAC address from the router electronically (as opposed to reading it off the label on the outside), odds are that the connection is good and ping will work.

Another thought: are you using the wired MAC address, when you do the telnetEnable command, or the wireless one?
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Luminary

Re: Channel 12-14

I have made some modifications to the instructions. I will post the instructions in a separate post. One thing that I wasn't sure about was steps 4 and 5. Do they work on the Atheros?

Please let me know what you think of the changes.
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Aspirant

Re: Channel 12-14

I did not try the reboot command, but the burnsku command is not understood by the OpenWRT in the R6100, at least not mine. The router didn't seem to actually need a reboot, though--I was able to navigate in with my browser without it, and the region seemed to be changed. Or it's possible it auto-rebooted. Dunno. Either way, I didn't need that command.
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Luminary

Re: Channel 12-14

Originally provided by Squuiid, with additions by Huesmann. I have not personally tested these instructions. These instructions will not work on all router models. If you follow these instructions you do so at your own risk. Consider yourself warned.

First, determine if your router has a Atheros or Broadcom chipset. Next, download the Netgear Telnet Enable Utility here. With a wired connection to the router, follow the included instructions in the archive. Once you have enabled Telnet on your Router, do one of the following:

Atheros Instructions



    The changed region should persist through reboots and hard resets.

    Good luck.
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Re: Channel 12-14

huesmann wrote:
Just suggesting that if you can't ping your router, the problem isn't getting telnet working right--it's something else. Although, if you got your MAC address from the router electronically (as opposed to reading it off the label on the outside), odds are that the connection is good and ping will work.

Another thought: are you using the wired MAC address, when you do the telnetEnable command, or the wireless one?

Thanks I used lan mac from router status page and used lan port with direct connect after a factory default reboot.


The telnet enable, what should I expect when clicked? Nothing but a window opens and then closes within a split second.


Thanks
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Luminary

Re: Channel 12-14

See step one. Smiley Happy
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