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GoPro 7 Black - Change WiFi channel (not band)

Hi all,

 

Is there a way to change the operating WiFi channel? I am only able to choose between 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands. However, I need to change the operating channel within 5 GHz band. You  may ask why. Well, this morning I have updated firmware from 1.7 to 1.8. After that I could not connect Android GoPro app to the camere. The reason is that my phone (Sony Z5) does not see the camera's 5GHz WiFi. It works if I choose 2.4 GHz band, but this band is very crowded and the connection is unstable during the video playback. I have also tested my wife's and kids' phones (Samsung J6+, Xiaomi Redmi 4x, Samsung S10+) and only S10+ is able to see camera's 5 GHz WiFi network. Using this phone, I found out that the camera is using channel 161 (5.805 GHz). Apparently, this channel is not supported by many mobile phones. Therefore, I would like to change the 5GHz operating channel to 40, for example.

Does the WiFi channel depends on the language selected in the Regional settings or it is hardcoded in firmware?

Camera's hardware is certainly able to operate at different channel, because everything was working fine prior to the firmware update.

 

Best regards,

Nenad

 


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Re: GoPro 7 Black - Change WiFi channel (not band)

Hello @nenadm37. The HERO7 Black can only switch between the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz channels. There is no way to set a specific operating channel other than the two. This selection is not dependent on regional settings. 

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Re: GoPro 7 Black - Change WiFi channel (not band)

Hello @nenadm37. The HERO7 Black can only switch between the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz channels. There is no way to set a specific operating channel other than the two. This selection is not dependent on regional settings.