09-29-2018 02:02 AM
Just got my Hero 7 Black and was unable to get it connect to my phone using 5Ghz, only on 2.5Ghz
After searching through forums discovered that it's an old issue going back to the Hero 6 Black, and is caused by Hero 6/7 transmitting on channel 161 which is illegal in Europe. It is possible to buy licenses to use channel 161 in UK, but only for fixed wireless access (FWA) points, which obviously isnt a GoPro
So they havent fixed it for the new device, and doesnt look like they are likely to.
Does anyone know if possible to report them to OfCom or other regulator? Might force them to actually do something
11-01-2018 03:19 AM
i have the same problem.
I can not understand why GoPro do not fix this issue.
It is totally clear when you google a little bit.
Android Phones set the WLAN Frequencies depending on the country they are used.
This is done either when you insert the SIM card or when you choose the region and language in setup.
In Europe 5GHZ Channels have spezial regulations (SRD (25 mW)) and the high channels are not used by Android.
So i can not use 5Ghz on most Android Phones in Europe and also other regions.
I can try to root my Android Phone and use XWIFIX or do other patches, but why should i do this if i buy a GoPro?
If i buy a YI it will work out of the box. Are you kidding us?
I hope the Wlan ChipSet in the GoPro can be configuered to also use the lower channels. So please give us the ability to change the channel.
Some more infos:
[GUIDE] WiFi Country Problem Solving for AOSP, MIUI & others
wi fi - WiFi Drops When SIM Inserted - Android Enthusiasts Stack ...
I love GoPro but i am thinking about returning my GoPro7 black and get the YI 4K.
11-01-2018 02:44 PM
Have you tried changing your language and region to US?
Or just try to use English US on Language settings and check if you will now be able to see that feature.
If issue persist try to install a new firmware manually.