[2008.9] Wifi very unreliable

William Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Wed Oct 1 14:35:19 CEST 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-01 at 16:58 +0530, Nishit Dave wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 6:05 AM, Sarton O'Brien
> <roguemoko at roguewrt.org> wrote:
> All this discussion does not help if you realize that even after
> placing the FR *next* to the blooming router, you get reported a
> signal strength of 65%.  What does the hardware expect, building the
> router *inside* the FR?

Dont forget that wifi drivers in general are HIGHLY inaccurate with
regards to signal strength and any other figure you care to name.  The
mad-wifi drivers on linux used to give wildly varying figures from
version to version on the same laptop a couple of years ago as an
example.  Also have a look at what many windows drivers report ...

They are really only useful as a relative figure within the
device/version on the day of use (yes, they can be that bad :(


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