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Changing 20 to 40 Mhz channel Wi-Fi Intel 5300 on 2,4Ghz band

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Hello, How can I change the channel Width to 40Mhz for 2,4 Ghz on linux ?

 

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  • 1. Re: Changing 20 to 40 Mhz channel Wi-Fi Intel 5300 on 2,4Ghz band
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    I think you would have to hack the firmware to do so, if it's possible at all. To help protect their installed bases of legacy 802.11b/802.11g products, Apple, Cisco and Intel do not support 40MHz-wide channels in the 2.4GHz band because that would mean occupying 2 out of the 3 non-overlapping channels available there.  Still, you could switch to a Linksys adapter...  even though owned by Cisco, Linksys products support wide channels in the 2.4GHz band. Or you could switch to 5GHz.  There are over a dozen non-overlapping channels up there in the U-NII bands.

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