[kismac] Re: What does signal strength mean?

  • From: Robert B.Peirce <rbpeirce@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 16:51:10 -0400

150+.  Wow!  I have a NetGear 814 that produced 77 from its omni 
antenna a couple of inches away.  I replaced that with a panel antenna 
and it jumped to 92.  I thought that was pretty good.  What are you 
doing to get 150?  By the time I get to my office the signal is down to 
about 26 and the difference between the omni and the panel is down to 
about 4!  I got the panel hoping to boost the strength in my office but 
there must be too many walls in the way

On Sunday, Aug 17, 2003, at 16:21 US/Eastern, Zac White wrote:

> I think that is a good question. I don't know much about this but I
> have gathered that the number isn't a percent. It is hard to make a
> percent out of the signal strength because there is really no
> limit...you could have 200 of the current scale. It really depends on
> distance and strength of the AP. I personally have gotten 150+. So
> basically, it is all relative.
> On Sunday, August 17, 2003, at 1:09 PM, Robert B.Peirce wrote:
>> I gather there is some meaning to the numbers and the differences
>> between numbers, but this is not covered anywhere in the docs that I
>> could see.  Is it all relative or is there some absolute meaning to
>> them?

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