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melissaintexas

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Hi all my supplier has sent me WIFI PCMCIA cards that are marked Europe. They start to install then XP locks up. I have removed the device driver from system 32 then put the card in, go into the device properties and change the channel to 11 and reload the driver and it works. well most of the time. My question is does anyone know if there is a way to change the configuration of the card from Europe to North America permanently? I have got them to work as I stated but they are not stable. Any help would be appreciated.
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There shouldn't be any differences between European and American cards. The only technical difference is the range of channels available in the Wi-Fi frequency range - up to 13 in Europe and 11 in the US. Apart from that its an almost virtually universal piece of equipment.

It's far more likely that either your card is faulty or you have the wrong or a corrupt driver (common sign of XP locking up when you install the wrong driver). Wi-Fi uses the same frequencies as many other common household items (such as cordless telephones for example) and its not uncommon for cordless telephones to get in the way.

In North America its generally recommended to use channels 1, 6 or 11 to avoid interference, but this isn't a flat "solve everything" solution.
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Thank you for your reply I will search for updated drivers for these cards.
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