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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Signal Strength Data
Date:18:48:28 29/04/2009

> When using devel version, I can see the signal level reported by viewing the details of a network - the level is jumping around every few seconds anywhere between -40 and -80 dB.

Yes. RFmon signal data is nearly useless. I say this every time this gets mentioned.

> However, when running newcore, I see that 'No signal data is available'. Why would the signal level be reported in devel but not in newcore?? I've read around the forums and seen that some people have had driver reporting issues, but the devel version appears to be reporting signal strength. I'm using an Atheros chipset.

Works fine for me in newcore, where "fine" is defined as "signal levels are almost worthless"

If you're running ath5k, make sure you have the latest drivers (2.6.29 or newer).

-m


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