Wifi signal strength, is there a way to show it

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wizardofoz
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Wifi signal strength, is there a way to show it

Post by wizardofoz »

Many GUI's have some means to show the wifi signal strength.. Volumio is a very nice one, and even breaks it down to AP if you have multiple AP's with the same SSID...nice

But dietpi I think would be great to have some means to display in text at least some signal strength indication so as one can determine is it is adequate for its location or if perhaps might be best serviced with a wired LAN connection, or maybe even a USB solution where it's based on the built in Solutions like RPi 3 has on board.

If there is a away please enlighten me...
Gord_W
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Re: Wifi signal strength, is there a way to show it

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if you want to know the signal strengths of the APs you are attached to for all your wireless devices use

iwconfig

For all the APs in your area

iwlist wlan0 scan

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Re: Wifi signal strength, is there a way to show it

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Gord_W wrote:if you want to know the signal strengths of the APs you are attached to for all your wireless devices use

iwconfig

For all the APs in your area

iwlist wlan0 scan

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Yep, +1 for iwconfig

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wizardofoz
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Re: Wifi signal strength, is there a way to show it

Post by wizardofoz »

Worked a treat...thanks guys
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