1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 5, 2020 11:23 PM by MuraliR_36

    Change in channels used by WICED_COUNTRY_WORLD_WIDE_XX setting in WICED 3.7.0?

    PeHu_2004121

      We have a customer whose product is based on a BCM4290 Wi-Fi SoC running WICED 3.1.2. They were setting the country code to WICED_COUNTRY_WORLD_WIDE_XX, and shipping units to the Middle East.

       

      They recently upgraded to WICED 3.7.0, and found that channels 12 and 13 were no longer operating with that country code, and their units in the Middle East failed to connect to access points on those channels.

       

      The questions we have are:

      1. Can you confirm the change in this country code between these two versions, and explain the reason for the change?
      2. What country code setting should our customer be setting in WICED 3.7.0 for Middle Eastern regions?

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Change in channels used by WICED_COUNTRY_WORLD_WIDE_XX setting in WICED 3.7.0?
          MuraliR_36

          Hi PeHu_2004121

           

          Did you mean BCM4390?

           

          Can you confirm the change in this country code between these two versions, and explain the reason for the change?

          A: The Regulatory compliance of countries are updated over time to time by their respective regulatory bodies. The WICED_COUNTRY_WORLD_WIDE_XX is a world wide safe which is an intersection of the channels enabled of all the countries and thus the change observed.

           

          What country code setting should our customer be setting in WICED 3.7.0 for Middle Eastern regions?

          A: It would be difficult to represent the entire middle east using a single country code, because there's no single regulatory limit governing all the 17 countries under the middle east. Now since WICED 3.7.0 is a pretty old version, there may be regulatory conflicts between what's existing now and what was present then.

          Please contact local sales for further information about this.

           

          Thanks