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(Solved) Wifi Strength Display


I find that the default network mgr only displays bars and no percentage for indicating the wifi signal strength. The bars are not a very precise. Is there an alternative setting or network mgr that will give me a more accurate display of my available wifi networks strengths?

BTW: I finally made the big switch! LL is now my main OS. I have a dual boot Packard Bell Easynote TK with a small Win 7 partition for fallback when I need to work on clients Windoze OSs. The install was flawless, the updates all succeeded, all very nice. I didn't have as much luck with an old Fijitsu running 500MB RAM. That is back to XP till I get more RAM.

Cheers for this new release!

Update: Checked the additional hardware depository and found a widget that displays the current connection strength as a percent. But at almost 80Mb and mods to 40 packages, I thought that a bit bloated and not really what I want. I want to be able to compare available networks.

Update 2 and 3: Still waiting for someone to gimme some help here! Am I asking in the wrong category?

SOLUTION. A helper on MajG support forums had the answer,  LinSSID is a graphical and functional wifi scanner for Ubuntu Linux, which is similar to iwscanner and Inssider. It can be easily installed in Ubuntu and Linux Mint via PPA repository.


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