[ap-utils] RSSI/LQ

Roman Festchook roma at polesye.net
Fri Feb 27 09:17:40 EET 2004

On Friday 27 February 2004 05:06, Homer Parker wrote:
> I'm seeing quite a bit of difference between the RSSI/LQ in ap-utils and
> that shown in simpleMonitor that comes with the smartBridges APPO. The
> stats show in ap-utils is quite a bit higher. IE:
> ap-utils	LQ	RSSI
> 1 0050FCA5794E	82%	-84dBm
> simplemonitor
> 1 0050FCA5794E	60%	27%(-72dBm)
> 	These were taken at the same time with simpleMonitor running in VMWare
> and ap-utils 1.4 in Fedora FC1. The higher readings seem to be a lot
> closer to each other.
Manufacturers dont give formulas to represent values returned from AP into dBm 
or % - so I still use learned 2 years ago formula from GlobalSun APs - I 
think GlobalSun manufacture smartBridges wlan equipment too - so generally 
this formula right.

Roman Festchook
Network Engineer

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