Enabling wifi channels 13 or 14

wifi

#1

Hello, how can i enable channels 13 and 14 for wifi, the ones appear as following?
Frequencies:
* 2412 MHz [1] (20.0 dBm)
* 2417 MHz [2] (20.0 dBm)
* 2422 MHz [3] (20.0 dBm)
* 2427 MHz [4] (20.0 dBm)
* 2432 MHz [5] (20.0 dBm)
* 2437 MHz [6] (20.0 dBm)
* 2442 MHz [7] (20.0 dBm)
* 2447 MHz [8] (20.0 dBm)
* 2452 MHz [9] (20.0 dBm)
* 2457 MHz [10] (20.0 dBm)
* 2462 MHz [11] (20.0 dBm)
* 2467 MHz [12] (20.0 dBm)
* 2472 MHz [13] (disabled)
* 2484 MHz [14] (disabled)


#2

I believe your location affects which channels are enabled. Which country are you in? Please also collect a debug by following these instructions and attach it here.


#3

@wjt hello, I am in Turkey eos-diagnostic-190205_110057_UTC 0300.txt (2.7 MB)


#4

According to this table channel 14 is not permitted outside of Japan. However, I don’t know why 13 is disabled even though 12 is enabled – I can’t find a document describing a region with that restriction.

@Daniel do you know how this WLAN regulation mechanism works? I notice this in the logs:

fev 04 11:37:00 endless kernel: cfg80211: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates for regulatory database
fev 04 11:37:00 endless kernel: cfg80211: Loaded X.509 cert 'sforshee: 00b28ddf47aef9cea7'
fev 04 11:37:00 endless kernel: dcdbas dcdbas: Dell Systems Management Base Driver (version 5.6.0-3.2)
fev 04 11:37:01 endless kernel: platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db failed with error -2
fev 04 11:37:01 endless kernel: cfg80211: failed to load regulatory.db

but I think this is “normal” in the sense that I see it on all my machines too.


#5

(I also notice that you’re using Endless in Portuguese, despite being in Turkey – is this deliberate?)


#6

nope i am using endless in english :-o


#7

I must have been looking at a completely different log! Sorry for the mix-up.


#8

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=892229#10 explains what’s happening there. We’re still using crda for loading the wireless-regdb.

@pelin could you please open terminal and run the command:
iw reg get

And then copy/paste the output text into this thread.


#9

@Daniel hello, here is what appears
global
country DE: DFS-ETSI
(2400 - 2483 @ 40), (N/A, 20), (N/A)
(5150 - 5250 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (N/A), NO-OUTDOOR, AUTO-BW
(5250 - 5350 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (0 ms), NO-OUTDOOR, DFS, AUTO-BW
(5470 - 5725 @ 160), (N/A, 26), (0 ms), DFS
(5725 - 5875 @ 80), (N/A, 13), (N/A)
(57000 - 66000 @ 2160), (N/A, 40), (N/A)


#10

I’m first trying to understand why channel 13 isn’t working. I tried the DE regulatory domain here (although on an Intel wifi card) and it worked fine.

Can you post the full output of iw reg get and iw phy when running one after the other?


#11

here it is, thanks for your support!
pelin@endless:~$ iw reg get
global
country 00: DFS-UNSET
(2402 - 2472 @ 40), (N/A, 20), (N/A)
(2457 - 2482 @ 20), (N/A, 20), (N/A), AUTO-BW, NO-IR
(2474 - 2494 @ 20), (N/A, 20), (N/A), NO-OFDM, NO-IR
(5170 - 5250 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (N/A), AUTO-BW, NO-IR
(5250 - 5330 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (0 ms), DFS, AUTO-BW, NO-IR
(5490 - 5730 @ 160), (N/A, 20), (0 ms), DFS, NO-IR
(5735 - 5835 @ 80), (N/A, 20), (N/A), NO-IR
(57240 - 63720 @ 2160), (N/A, 0), (N/A)

pelin@endless:~$ iw phy
Wiphy phy0
max # scan SSIDs: 16
max scan IEs length: 195 bytes
max # sched scan SSIDs: 0
max # match sets: 0
max # scan plans: 1
max scan plan interval: -1
max scan plan iterations: 0
Retry short limit: 7
Retry long limit: 4
Coverage class: 0 (up to 0m)
Device supports RSN-IBSS.
Device supports AP-side u-APSD.
Device supports T-DLS.
Supported Ciphers:
* WEP40 (00-0f-ac:1)
* WEP104 (00-0f-ac:5)
* TKIP (00-0f-ac:2)
* CCMP-128 (00-0f-ac:4)
* CMAC (00-0f-ac:6)
* CMAC-256 (00-0f-ac:13)
* GMAC-128 (00-0f-ac:11)
* GMAC-256 (00-0f-ac:12)
Available Antennas: TX 0x1 RX 0x1
Configured Antennas: TX 0x1 RX 0x1
Supported interface modes:
* IBSS
* managed
* AP
* monitor
* mesh point
* P2P-client
* P2P-GO
* P2P-device
Band 1:
Capabilities: 0x196f
RX LDPC
HT20/HT40
SM Power Save disabled
RX HT20 SGI
RX HT40 SGI
RX STBC 1-stream
Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
DSSS/CCK HT40
Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 8 usec (0x06)
HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-7
Bitrates (non-HT):
* 1.0 Mbps
* 2.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
* 5.5 Mbps (short preamble supported)
* 11.0 Mbps (short preamble supported)
* 6.0 Mbps
* 9.0 Mbps
* 12.0 Mbps
* 18.0 Mbps
* 24.0 Mbps
* 36.0 Mbps
* 48.0 Mbps
* 54.0 Mbps
Frequencies:
* 2412 MHz [1] (20.0 dBm)
* 2417 MHz [2] (20.0 dBm)
* 2422 MHz [3] (20.0 dBm)
* 2427 MHz [4] (20.0 dBm)
* 2432 MHz [5] (20.0 dBm)
* 2437 MHz [6] (20.0 dBm)
* 2442 MHz [7] (20.0 dBm)
* 2447 MHz [8] (20.0 dBm)
* 2452 MHz [9] (20.0 dBm)
* 2457 MHz [10] (20.0 dBm)
* 2462 MHz [11] (20.0 dBm)
* 2467 MHz [12] (20.0 dBm)
* 2472 MHz [13] (disabled)
* 2484 MHz [14] (disabled)
Band 2:
Capabilities: 0x196f
RX LDPC
HT20/HT40
SM Power Save disabled
RX HT20 SGI
RX HT40 SGI
RX STBC 1-stream
Max AMSDU length: 7935 bytes
DSSS/CCK HT40
Maximum RX AMPDU length 65535 bytes (exponent: 0x003)
Minimum RX AMPDU time spacing: 8 usec (0x06)
HT TX/RX MCS rate indexes supported: 0-7
VHT Capabilities (0x33907132):
Max MPDU length: 11454
Supported Channel Width: neither 160 nor 80+80
RX LDPC
short GI (80 MHz)
SU Beamformee
MU Beamformee
RX antenna pattern consistency
TX antenna pattern consistency
VHT RX MCS set:
1 streams: MCS 0-9
2 streams: not supported
3 streams: not supported
4 streams: not supported
5 streams: not supported
6 streams: not supported
7 streams: not supported
8 streams: not supported
VHT RX highest supported: 0 Mbps
VHT TX MCS set:
1 streams: MCS 0-9
2 streams: not supported
3 streams: not supported
4 streams: not supported
5 streams: not supported
6 streams: not supported
7 streams: not supported
8 streams: not supported
VHT TX highest supported: 0 Mbps
Bitrates (non-HT):
* 6.0 Mbps
* 9.0 Mbps
* 12.0 Mbps
* 18.0 Mbps
* 24.0 Mbps
* 36.0 Mbps
* 48.0 Mbps
* 54.0 Mbps
Frequencies:
* 5180 MHz [36] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5200 MHz [40] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5220 MHz [44] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5240 MHz [48] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5260 MHz [52] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5280 MHz [56] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5300 MHz [60] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5320 MHz [64] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5500 MHz [100] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5520 MHz [104] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5540 MHz [108] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5560 MHz [112] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5580 MHz [116] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5600 MHz [120] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5620 MHz [124] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5640 MHz [128] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5660 MHz [132] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5680 MHz [136] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5700 MHz [140] (30.0 dBm) (no IR, radar detection)
* 5720 MHz [144] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5745 MHz [149] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5765 MHz [153] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5785 MHz [157] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5805 MHz [161] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5825 MHz [165] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
* 5845 MHz [169] (30.0 dBm) (no IR)
Supported commands:
* new_interface
* set_interface
* new_key
* start_ap
* new_station
* new_mpath
* set_mesh_config
* set_bss
* authenticate
* associate
* deauthenticate
* disassociate
* join_ibss
* join_mesh
* remain_on_channel
* set_tx_bitrate_mask
* frame
* frame_wait_cancel
* set_wiphy_netns
* set_channel
* set_wds_peer
* tdls_mgmt
* tdls_oper
* probe_client
* set_noack_map
* register_beacons
* start_p2p_device
* set_mcast_rate
* connect
* disconnect
* channel_switch
* set_qos_map
* Unknown command (121)
Supported TX frame types:
* IBSS: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* managed: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* AP: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* mesh point: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* P2P-client: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* P2P-GO: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
* P2P-device: 0x00 0x10 0x20 0x30 0x40 0x50 0x60 0x70 0x80 0x90 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0 0xe0 0xf0
Supported RX frame types:
* IBSS: 0x40 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* managed: 0x40 0xd0
* AP: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* AP/VLAN: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* mesh point: 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* P2P-client: 0x40 0xd0
* P2P-GO: 0x00 0x20 0x40 0xa0 0xb0 0xc0 0xd0
* P2P-device: 0x40 0xd0
software interface modes (can always be added):
* monitor
valid interface combinations:
* #{ managed } <= 2, #{ AP, mesh point, P2P-client, P2P-GO } <= 2, #{ P2P-device } <= 1,
total <= 4, #channels <= 1
* #{ managed } <= 2, #{ P2P-client } <= 2, #{ AP, mesh point, P2P-GO } <= 1, #{ P2P-device } <= 1,
total <= 4, #channels <= 2
* #{ managed } <= 1, #{ IBSS } <= 1,
total <= 2, #channels <= 1
HT Capability overrides:
* MCS: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
* maximum A-MSDU length
* supported channel width
* short GI for 40 MHz
* max A-MPDU length exponent
* min MPDU start spacing
Device supports TX status socket option.
Device supports HT-IBSS.
Device supports SAE with AUTHENTICATE command
Device supports scan flush.
Device supports AP scan.
Device supports per-vif TX power setting
Driver supports full state transitions for AP/GO clients
Driver supports a userspace MPM
Driver/device bandwidth changes during BSS lifetime (AP/GO mode)
Device supports static SMPS
Device supports configuring vdev MAC-addr on create.
Device supports VHT-IBSS.


closed #12