How to monitor laptop wifi transmission strength?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by james, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. james

    james Guest

    There are software (e.g. netstublmer, inssider) you can run on a laptop to
    show the signal strength coming from a wireless router or AP.

    How do I measure the laptop's transmission strength as seen by the router?
    This seems just as important when debugging signal strength problem.

    I imagine you'd have to place another laptop near the wireless router
    (perhaps turn off the router temporarily). But what software allows you to
    monitor the laptop's signal? Both software above only shows access
    point/wireless router.
     
    james, Feb 21, 2009
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  2. Hi
    First read this, http://www.ezlan.net/wbars.html
    The problem is that almost none of the Entry Level Wireless cards provide
    real SNR reading.
    This software provides Signal strength and SNR if available correctly.
    http://www.netstumbler.com/downloads/
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

    "james" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > There are software (e.g. netstublmer, inssider) you can run on a laptop to
    > show the signal strength coming from a wireless router or AP.
    >
    > How do I measure the laptop's transmission strength as seen by the router?
    > This seems just as important when debugging signal strength problem.
    >
    > I imagine you'd have to place another laptop near the wireless router
    > (perhaps turn off the router temporarily). But what software allows you to
    > monitor the laptop's signal? Both software above only shows access
    > point/wireless router.
    >
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Feb 21, 2009
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