I'm sure I'm not the first to ask but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere.
I have a point-to-point link with 1310 bridges and external 10dBi YAgi antennas. The distance is 4.47km and the user experience is poor. I don't have the enable password as this is lost so I'm going to have to password recover (i.e. wipe back to factory defaults) the bridges just to get into them.
I need to formulate a plan for addressing this and need some insight on what is going on from the little knowlege I have. The command show dot11 stat client-traffic shows me a signal strength of 77 and a signal quality of 24. Retries are around 11%. What do these SS and SQ figures actually mean? I speak dB but these are clearly not dB so what are they and how do I convert these to something meaningful? This wireless link is 3500Km away in a remote African location so I need a good idea of what I need to do before I get there. I can't just take a bucket-load of kit with me due to customs and regulatory issues and I won't be able to source anthing in-country either so here knowlege is everything.