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Signal Strength -86dB . Is it good?

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Jun 10th, 2008
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I am trying to find if our new installation between Cisco 130 Bridges is good or not . Not able to find any documentation to read parameters . Can someone help?



Following is the ouput from the bridge:show dot11 ass all


Address : 001b.2a30.1460 Name : Calgary


IP Address : 192.168.100.99 Interface : Dot11Radio 0


Device : 11g-bridge Software Version : 12.3


CCX Version : NONE



State : Assoc Parent : self


SSID : Calgary VLAN : 0


Hops to Infra : 1 Association Id : 3


Clients Associated: 1 Repeaters associated: 0


Tunnel Address : 0.0.0.0


Key Mgmt type : NONE Encryption : WEP


Current Rate : 6.0 Capability : WMM ShortHdr ShortSlot


Supported Rates : 1.0 2.0 5.5 6.0 9.0 11.0 12.0 18.0 24.0 36.0 48.0 54.0


Voice Rates : disabled


Signal Strength : -86 dBm Connected for : 241 seconds


Signal to Noise : 14 dBm Activity Timeout : 29 seconds


Power-save : Off Last Activity : 1 seconds ago


Apsd DE AC(s) : NONE



Packets Input : 495 Packets Output : 1061


Bytes Input : 49678 Bytes Output : 105053


Duplicates Rcvd : 0 Data Retries : 375


Decrypt Failed : 0 RTS Retries : 51


MIC Failed : 0 MIC Missing : 0


Packets Redirected: 0 Redirect Filtered: 0






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Scott Fella Tue, 06/10/2008 - 10:53
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I think is all depends on what traffic you are trying to send accross. -86dbm isn't usually that great of a singnal to many. If you take a look at:


Current Rate : 6.0 Capability : WMM ShortHdr ShortSlot


You can see your data rate is at 6.0 mbps.

singhsaju Tue, 06/10/2008 - 12:04
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Thanks for the reply fella5.


So how can i improve the Signal Strength?

Any ideas.




singhsaju Tue, 06/10/2008 - 12:05
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Thanks for the reply fella5.


So how can i improve the Signal Strength?

Any ideas.




Scott Fella Tue, 06/10/2008 - 12:15
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There are a couple of things. Channel selection might help if there is interference on your current link. You can verify that the alignment is as good as it gets or you can go with an external antenna with a higher gain if the 1300 allows you to have external antennas.

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