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WiFi Signal Strength Status

  • Hi,

    I've tried a quick search for multiple terms but can't find an existing topic about this.

    How can I view signal strength of the client wifi? (ie, the Onion wifi that connects to my router, not my computer connecting to the Onion's AP).


  • @None-None So you want to find out the signal of the Omega from the perspective of your router? You should be able to see something on your router's setup page.

  • You can use 'iwlist' to get some useful information about the wireless devices in the system, including signal, noise, and link quality. Depending on what you are using this for that might give you enough info.

  • Thanks Boken and fader... fader had the answer I was looking for!

    root@Omega-1081:~# iwinfo
    wlan0     ESSID: "Wireless is bad"
              Access Point: 0A:18:D6:xx:xx:xx
              Mode: Client  Channel: 1 (2.412 GHz)
              Tx-Power: 18 dBm  Link Quality: 70/70
              Signal: -40 dBm  Noise: -87 dBm
              Bit Rate: 52.0 MBit/s
              Encryption: WPA2 PSK (TKIP, CCMP)
              Type: nl80211  HW Mode(s): 802.11bgn
              Hardware: unknown [Generic MAC80211]
              TX power offset: unknown
              Frequency offset: unknown
              Supports VAPs: yes  PHY name: phy0

    Which contains the bits of info I was after:
    Link Quality: 70/70
    Signal: -40 dBm Noise: -87 dBm

  • @None-None said in WiFi Signal Strength Status:

    Thanks Boken and fader... fader had the answer I was looking for!

    I know this is an old topic, but...

    With Omega2 iwinfo returns "unknown" for Tx-Pwer, Signal, and Noise parameters for both AP and client interfaces.

    Anybody having any luck getting these values?



  • @Jackson-Wilson I too am curious. Double necrobump, I guess.

  • Me too, would also like to know. Be great to be able to use the Omega as a WiFi strength mapper (maybe add in GPS and a second module also with GPS to implement a poor man's DGPS?)

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