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Is there a way to change the wifi locale from FCC to ETSI?

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I can't see any networks on channels 12 or 13.  Looking in About This Mac > System Report > Network > Wi-Fi I see under Interfaces: en1: ... Locale: FCC  ...  Country Code: X0.

 

I am in the UK so the locale should be ETSI.

 

Is there a way to correct this?

 

I've tried messing with the timezone setting to no avail.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

aewp2

mac mini 2.53GHz core duo, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)

    Hi, could this be a Mac purchased in the USA?

     

    Here's mine...

     

    Software Versions:

      CoreWLAN:          2.1.3 (213.1)

      CoreWLANKit:          1.0.3 (103.2)

      Menu Extra:          7.2 (720.1)

      configd plug-in:          7.4.1 (741.1)

      System Profiler:          7.0 (700.3)

      IO80211 Family:          4.2 (420.3)

      WiFi Diagnostics:          1.0.2 (102)

      AirPort Utility:          6.1 (610.31)

      Interfaces:

    en1:

      Card Type:          AirPort Extreme  (0x14E4, 0x88)

      Firmware Version:          Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.15)

      MAC Address:          00:1e:c2:a0:34:68

      Locale:          FCC

      Country Code:          X0

      Supported PHY Modes:          802.11 a/b/g/n

      Supported Channels:          1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 149, 153, 157, 161, 165

      Wake On Wireless:          Supported

      Status:          Off

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,685 points)

    If there is a setting, I'm thinking it's in Firmware or EFI, I don't think there's anyway to override it since FCC is so strict.

     

    But what are your Country settings in other things, or in your registration?

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