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What exactly do the WLAN bars indicate?

asked 2015-08-03 22:31:45 +0200

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updated 2016-08-17 10:57:57 +0200

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Being very close to the AP (a MiFi device) I see normally all 4 bars lit up. For whatever reason this indicator drops sometimes down to 2 bars and my Internet connection stops to work. After about 10-20 seconds I can see the full 4 bars again and my connection is good again. I wonder if this is a problem with the MiFi device, interference from other APs or my Jolla phone. Do the bars indicate signal strength, bit error rate, or anything else?

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answered 2015-08-04 01:11:35 +0200

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They do indicate signal strength but there's a bug which causes the signal strength only to update when scan is made with the wlan network interface.

This bug is already fixed and it's included in the upcoming SFOS2.0.

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