bobgoodwin at wildblue.net
Tue Mar 18 00:47:15 UTC 2008
Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> On 17/03/2008, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at eircom.net> wrote:
>> John W. Linville wrote:
>> >>> > Well if I out my mouse pointer on the nm-applet icon I get the
>> >> > Wireless Network Connection to ??? (98%)
>> >> > I assume 98% is a measure of signal strength.
>> >> I can't think of anything it could possibly be 98% of ...
>> > That's probably because you are intentionally obtuse, and apparently
>> > on a jihad against NetworkManager...
>> I'm unintentionally obtuse.
>> What is this signal strength 98% of?
> I'd guess it means that 98% of the transmitted signal intensity is
> being received by the wireless card. Although I have to admit, I do
> wonder how that is calculated, and whether it takes into account the
> 1/r^2 fall off of signal emitted in the full sphere.
This explains it pretty well:
It may be more than you want to know.
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