Do Netgear AX products sold in the UK allow channel 149?

Dimitris Krekoukias

New Around Here
Hello all, as of 2020 OFCOM in the UK allows non-DFS channel 149 and up (the 4 channels starting at 149).

But so far I can’t find which vendors are following the new rules.

Failing that, do netgear routers purchased in the UK allow the region to be set to Asia for example? Several countries there allow 149 and as long as I keep it within 200mw EIRP I would be well within regulations.
 

psychopomp1

Senior Member
I could be wrong but I'm not aware of any router manufacturers which allow 5Ghz channels 149-165 to be used in UK if UK region is set - despite (as you rightly say) OFCOM having legally allowed the use of such channels in recent years. It seems router manufacturers are just being too lazy in making this change. But if using a UK purchased Netgear router, then simply changing the region setting to USA or Australia will give you access to channels 149+ on the 5ghz band.
HTH
 

Dimitris Krekoukias

New Around Here
I could be wrong but I'm not aware of any router manufacturers which allow 5Ghz channels 149-165 to be used in UK if UK region is set - despite (as you rightly say) OFCOM having legally allowed the use of such channels in recent years. It seems router manufacturers are just being too lazy in making this change. But if using a UK purchased Netgear router, then simply changing the region setting to USA or Australia will give you access to channels 149+ on the 5ghz band.
HTH
Thanks but do the netgear routers bought in the UK allow region changes?
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
This is not a true business class AP. Differently marketed home RAX10 router. Look somewhere else for business.
 

Dimitris Krekoukias

New Around Here
This is not a true business class AP. Differently marketed home RAX10 router. Look somewhere else for business.
True but there’s apparently a rule that business gear can change regions. The WAX204 has different firmware so I was wondering if the quasi-business nature of this offers a higher probability of region change.
 
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Tech9

Part of the Furniture
The only answer is to get one from a place with hardware return options (Amazon?) and test it. If it doesn't work, send it back. People are talking about registrations and subscriptions attached to this product and the reviews are not very good.
 

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