WIRELESS TOOLS / HOSTAP SIGNAL QUALITY PROBLEM

vda at port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua vda at port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua
Sat Feb 7 17:12:37 EST 2004


On Tuesday 03 February 2004 03:01, Bud Smoker wrote:
> dear mailing list,
>
> i just upgraded my kernel to linux-2.4.25-pre7. I use a fancy tool called
> 'xnetstrength' available from freshmeat.net for signal strength analysis.
> it worked fine i THINK before i upgraded the kernel from 2.4.24. i am not
> sure if the kernel upgrade affects this, however now when i do iwconfig my
> link quality and such displays inaccurate readings, actually it doesnt
> display anything, just 0/92
>
> Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:-40 dBm  Noise level:-24 dBm
>
> /proc/net/wireless displays a zero for my signal as well.
> xnetstrength relies on the readings to accurately display the signal. in
> Windows 98 the senao card drivers report a 40-46% signal, which is enough
> for linux should be displaying 32/92 up to 50/92 link quality. so what
> gives? what killed my link quality reading. ive noticed many others have
> this problem too. please advise.

Try older kernel again to remove all doubt
--
vda




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