WLAN signal strength - good or bad ?
andy at openmoko.com
Mon Oct 6 11:18:05 CEST 2008
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Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Andy Green wrote:
>> BTW A lot of confusion is caused by this 4/94 type report in iwconfig,
>> if there is no valid information driven by bit error rate floating
>> around for that maybe an interesting patch would be to take the dBm
>> figure and say add 100 to it or something and report / 100, so at least
>> the figure here is sane.
> The noise level is probably simply meaningless. My laptop seems to
Yeah the current number is pretty certainly bogus. But as a customer,
you see 4/94 from it, you naturally think you have poor reception.
I was saying maybe there is an easy patch there going into the IOCTL
stuff that iwconfig uses and putting something more meaningful in this
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