Site Survey - RSSI & Noise Explanation

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Bill_S, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. Bill_S

    Bill_S Network Guru Member

    I am using Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15c and was wondering if someone could tell me what the numbers in the RSSI and Noise columns mean? If the number for one device is higher than another is that mean the device has a stronger signal?

    I am trying to setup my wireless router and a wireless access point so that they do not conflict with my neighbors. All of my neighbors have devices set on the main channels 1, 6 and 11 but since I don’t know the meaning of the numbers, I don’t know which neighbor is “stronger†or “weakerâ€.

    Hope this is clear enough for someone to be able to give me some advice.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    Noise is the general ambient/background electrical signal that has no particular meaning. Your network signals needs to be stronger than the noise to be recognized.

    RSSI is the signal strength.
    You can find a better explanation here:
    The higher the RSSI, the better the signal.
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