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Posted by:RNewman
Subject:Trying to obtain signal strength
Date:09:54:29 05/05/2008

> > > > Hi All,

Hello again.

I've downloaded the latest trunk of OpenWrt and compiled with a version 2.6 kernel. This seemed to have helped. I am now able to pull signal strength information. However, in a drone configuration it appears there is an integer signing issue. When I view detail information about a particular network, the signal strength is showing up as a positive number in the 65K range.

Thanks...Richard

> > Thanks for the clarification, albeit disappointing. Sounds like the source type wrt54g will not work for what I'm looking for. So will either the bcm43xx, or b44 source types work with the BCM4318 wireless controller chip? And do they provide signal strength?
>
> No, theres no open driver for the bcm in the APs currently.
>
> Sorry.
>
> If you're just looking to use it as a signal strength monitor, you could put it in client mode, associate to the network, and use the associated signal data from iwconfig/iwspy to monitor signal levels and generate a plot...
>
> -m


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