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XA2: Wifi Channel 13

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asked 2019-05-01 17:56:29 +0200

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My XA2 (Ultra and normal) does not find any wifi on channel 13. Does anyone else have corresponding problems?

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Are you on vendor files version 17B

Kopekenscheich ( 2019-05-01 19:10:55 +0200 )edit

@Kopekenscheich yes, sorry forgot to mention it

bomo ( 2019-05-01 19:21:33 +0200 )edit

@DaveRo I guess this problem is device specific

bomo ( 2019-05-01 19:47:36 +0200 )edit

It does not even work in Android with offical Stock Rom. so.. i think it will be hard to activate it ;)

jayki ( 2019-05-02 09:26:27 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-05-04 19:26:26 +0200

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Short answer: insert a sim card and it will work.

Long(er) answer: The firmware apparently ignores channel 12 and 13 if the device location cannot be determined: in North America these channels are not available, in europe these channels can be used. I suppose with an inserted sim card and a cellular connection the device knows the country, and then a Wi-Fi network on these channels is usable if permitted. My solution was to use a Wi-Fi channel always available.

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I have a German sim card inserted and it doesn't work

bomo ( 2019-05-04 22:06:30 +0200 )edit

In which part of the world do you use your mobile?

FYI, I am in Germany with a german ;) sim card and for me the sim card made all the difference. I forgot to tell that my XA2 is still on Android 8. I don't know if device behaviour is different with Sailfish.

gnikl ( 2019-05-06 21:05:34 +0200 )edit
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