[kismac] Re: What does signal strength mean?

  • From: Zac White <zacw@xxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 01:02:58 -0500

I got 150 coming from an office building. I think it was a many node 
office network or something. I was riding in a car and still getting 
150 for about 2 min. Crazy stuff.

On Sunday, August 17, 2003, at 3:51 PM, Robert B.Peirce wrote:

> 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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