[FSO] GSM Radar/AT Commands

Alastair Johnson alastair at truebox.co.uk
Wed Oct 29 16:02:48 CET 2008

Arigead wrote:
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> Alastair Johnson wrote:
>> Arigead wrote:
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>>> Hello All,
>>>     I'm living in the land that mobile phone coverage forgot and
>>> thinking of how to improve my sorry situation. Before I go down the
>>> route of putting a GSM Antenna on top of the house and having a cable
>>> connected to my FreeRunner I thought I'd check out the other 2 GSM
>>> operators in my area and see what the signal strength is for them. Now
>>> my Nokia phone will not permit me to connect to a non vodafone signal so
>>> I've no idea how strong it is using the nokia.
>>> I'm not using the FR as a daily phone as yet but thought I could simply
>>> use an AT command to do a quick check on the various signal strengths. I
>>> tried "AT+WS46=?" but it has not come back to me and just hangs there.
>>> Does anybody, with better knowledge of AT commands then me, know of a
>>> likely command or if this is even possible.
>>> I was hoping that if I could find a stronger signal in my area I'd just
>>> change operator.
>> AT+COPS=? will list the visible providers, but not their signal strengths.

> Thanks for that. Yes I can confirm than AT+COPS=? lists the operators in
> the area but according to the data returned they are forbidden networks
> so I can't temporarily connect to them, and then use CSQ to get the
> signal strength. Such is life.
> Thanks for your help though. If fso has this stuff built in I missed it
> when searching. I'll look on the wiki again. Given that the networks are
> forbidden don't think there's much can be done.

FSO has those two - beware line wrap below.

mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.frameworkd /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device 

mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.frameworkd /org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device 

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