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France Restricted Wireless Frequency Bands
Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band. The worst case maximum authorized power indoors
10mW for the entire 2.4 GHz band (2400 MHz–2483.5 MHz)
100mW for frequencies between 2446.5 MHz and 2483.5 MHz
NOTE: Channels 10 through 13 inclusive operate in the band 2446.6 MHz to 2483.5 MHz.
There are few possibilities for outdoor use: On private property or on the private property of public persons,
use is subject to a preliminary authorization procedure by the Ministry of Defense, with maximum authorized
power of 100mW in the 2446.5–2483.5 MHz band. Use outdoors on public property is not permitted.
In the departments listed below, for the entire 2.4 GHz band:
Maximum authorized power indoors is 100mW
Maximum authorized power outdoors is 10mW
Departments in which the use of the 2400–2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100mW
indoors and less than 10mW outdoors:
01 Ain Orientales
02 Aisne
03 Allier
05 Hautes Alpes
08 Ardennes
09 Ariège
11 Aude
12 Aveyron
16 Charente
24 Dordogne
25 Doubs
26 Drôme
32 Gers
36 Indre
37 Indre et Loire 41 Loir et Cher
45 Loiret
50 Manche
55 Meuse
58 Nièvre
59 Nord
60 Oise
61 Orne
63 Puy du Dôme
64 Pyrénées Atlantique 66 Pyrénées
67 Bas Rhin
68 Haut Rhin
70 Haute Saône
71 Saône et Loire
75 Paris
82 Tarn et Garonne
84 Vaucluse
88 Vosges
89 Yonne
90 Territoire de Belfort
94 Val de Marne
This requirement is likely to change over time, allowing you to use your wireless LAN card in more areas
within France. Please check with ART for the latest information (
NOTE: Your WLAN Card transmits less than 100mW, but more than 10mW.
Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains
N. America
2.412-2.462 GHz
Ch01 through CH11
2.412-2.484 GHz
Ch01 through Ch14
Europe ETSI
2.412-2.472 GHz
Ch01 through Ch13