What are the differences between a SonicPoint/SonicWave domestic and international country code?
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Question: What is the Country Code differences between a SonicPoint/SonicWave Domestic (North America) and International model?
Answer: SonicPoint/SonicWave difference between a Domestic (North America) and International.
- The WiFi and safety regulatory requirements are different among countries
- SonicPoint/SonicWave Domestic (North America) is for US only
- Country Code Options for SonicPoint/SonicWave Domestic (North America)
- SonicPoint/SonicWave JP is for Japan only
- SonicPoint/SonicWave International (INTL) is for all other countries
- Country Code Option to select the country of use
- Country Code Option determines WiFi regulatory settings allowed for the country selected
To find the Country Code setting on a SonicPoint/SonicWave, navigate to SonicPoint/SonicWaves and click the configuration button in SonicPoint/SonicWave area.
On a SonicPoint/SonicWave domestic (North America), there is only one option under Country Code: United States.
On a SonicPoint/SonicWave International, there are multiple options under Country Code.
Question: What are some WiFi regulatory differences among various countries?
Answer: Each country has its own spectrum regulatory agency, which regulates all frequency spectrums.
- The US has the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
- The UK has the Office of Communication (OFCOM
Each country manages and regulates their WiFi frequency spectrum resources differently
- For example, some WiFi frequency bands that are valid in the US are not valid in other countries and vice versa.
In most countries, the amount of power a WiFi radio can transmit is regulated. What is allowed in one country maybe different in another country
Depending on the countries, different safety regulatory agency approvals maybe needed. For example: UL, CE, TUV, others
Question: What are some Regulatory Requirements for choosing the correct Country Code?
Answer: Each country has its own laws and regulations to manage and regulate their frequency spectrum resources. Using an improper country code may infringe on your Country’s regulations. To select the proper Country Code for your location of operation, you need to have proper Domestic or International SonicPoint/SonicWave. You are expected to use the proper equipment or select the proper software settings appropriate to your location. A wrong SonicPoint/SonicWave or an improper Country code setting can enable the radio broadcast on frequencies that is not allowed for WiFi use.
Question: What SonicOS version for managing SonicPoint ACe/ACi/N2 and legacy SonicPoint
Answer: For Generation 5 SonicWall:
- SonicOS 126.96.36.199 and above
For Generation 6 SonicWall:
- SonicOS 188.8.131.52 and above
Note: If your deployment is legacy SonicPoint only, you can choose to stay with your existing version of SonicOS. SonicPoint ACe/ACi/N2 and SonicWaves are not supported by Generation 4 and earlier SonicWall Appliances.
Question: Is there any firmware difference used by SonicPoint/SonicWave ACe/ACi/N2 Domestic and International Models?
Answer: No. SonicPoint/SonicWave firmware is auto updated by the managing SonicWall from SonicWall Software Servers. There is no difference between the firmware used by SonicPoint/SonicWave Domestic and International. All SonicPoint/SonicWave models use the same firmware.
Question: I have a SonicPoint/SonicWave Domestic model but I need of a SonicPoint/SonicWave International and vice versa. Is there a way to change a SonicPoint/SonicWave Domestic into a SonicPoint/SonicWave International and vice versa?
Answer: No. A SonicPoint/SonicWave Domestic cannot be change into a SonicPoint/SonicWave International and vice versa. You must purchase the correct SonicPoint/SonicWave model for your location.