Wi-Fi Channels 12 and 13

Some users have reported problems seeing Wi-Fi access points that are using channels 12 or 13. This issue is due to a driver bug that will be corrected in later versions. In the meantime, there is a reasonably simple registry tweak, which you can perform, that will enable your machine to see these channels. Note that this method has only been tested in Windows 10. If you have success using this method in Windows 7 or 8.1, please reach out to us at the contact information below and let us know!

  1. Click Start
  2. Type regedit and press Enter
  3. Copy the following, and paste it into the bar beneath File, Edit, View, Favorite, Help:Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4d36e972-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
  4. Then press Enter. It should jump to a point in the registry that looks like the below picture.

    Wi-Fi Channels 12 and 13 Registry
    Wi-Fi Channels 12 and 13 Registry (right-click and save or open in new tab to see in full size)
  5. Each numbered folder within corresponds with a device on your machine. Unfortunately, from here, it’s complete guesswork as to which folder equals which device. Fortunately, it’s pretty obvious as you click on each folder. For instance, 0006 is my Killer 1525, as you can see in the screenshot. If in doubt, look for the “DriverDesc” entry. They’re in alphabetical order. But, again, it should be pretty obvious. If you see it talking about Bluetooth, it’s the wrong one. Once you find it, you know where the registry portion for your Killer adapter is hiding.
  6. On the right pane of the registry editor, find the entry marked “AddNewChannelfor11d”. This entry is our holy grail of channels 12 and 13. The value will likely be set to a value of 0. Double-click it. Change the value to 1, and click the OK button.
  7. Click File then Exit
  8. You have now activated the adapter’s ability to see channels 12 and 13.
Updated on February 15, 2019

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