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copiman
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Signal strength question

Post by copiman » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:57 pm

First off, is there a users guide that I can access? I have looked but have yet to find one.

I want to test my dad's wifi strength in his house. I have downloaded Vistumbler v10.6 and have it on my laptop. Here is where I am confused. Not sure how to read the Signal, High Signal, RSSI, High RSSI columns. What is a good signal versus a weak signal, like -24 versus -65? Is the higher number better or the lower number. This looks like a great tool, but the user (me) needs some help.

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Signal strength question

Post by copiman » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:08 pm

I think I may have answered my question, but would like clarification from someone who really knows this. Here is where I found my answer.

http://www.metageek.com/training/resour ... -rssi.html

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Signal strength question

Post by pferland » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:22 pm

Yup that metageek article explains it well. Unfortunately there is no users guode for vistumbler as neither Andrew nor myself have taken the timebto write one yet. We tend to use the forums as a psudoguide for the time being.

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Signal strength question

Post by copiman » Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:30 am

Thank you for the response. I tested the signal by starting next to the router and the walked around the house with my laptop while the program was running and saw a significant change in the signal strength. Your tool helped explain why they were dropping off the network while being in different parts of the house. Guess its time for a booster. Thanks again for your response and Vistumbler. Great tool. :D

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Post by arizonajon » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:20 pm

For what you're doing, you might consider this tool:

https://www.acrylicwifi.com/en/wlan-sof ... wifi-free/

Cheers - Jon

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