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Posted by:pleriche
Subject:+/- Signal values
Date:11:24:24 26/09/2007

I'm running with both an ipw2100 and a madwifi card. (This may or may not be a sensible thing to do, but hey, I'm doing it.) One give positive signal values, the other negative. It seems that in both cases the smaller absolute number represents a stronger signal.

Apart from the fact that the cards have different aerials with different gains, should the signals be comparable, or is it just an arbitrary number chosen by the chipset? And does Kismet always choose the smallest positive value, or the smallest absolute value as the "Best"?

Regards - Philip


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