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positive signal levels

Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:25 pm

Why does the 'scan' sometimes show positive signal levels?


Is this correct or just a display problem?

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Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:46 am

I would say its postively a good signal.
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Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:56 am

I would say its postively a good signal.
I saw that also and it's not good signal. Good signals are minus (-) something not possitive.
This could be just that winbox went crazy :D
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Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:53 am

As I said earlier:

The positive 100's appear due to the binaric nature of a byte.

Usually, 8-bit sequence declared as type:byte allows numbers from 0 to 255. 8-bit type:small_integer stands for -127..127 and the very first bit of the byte is a sign-bit. If you decrease the negative number by 1 consequently, after -127 you will be getting bit inversion in the very first bit and the resulting number will be in positive 100's. So, it is the bug in the RouterOS, when signal gets too weak, it jumps to positive value.
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Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:49 pm

Probably those positive reports are rssi rather than dbm

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