Question regarding wlan plugin's definition of signal quality...

Robby Workman xfce at
Fri Jan 11 21:08:49 CET 2008

Liviu Andronic wrote:
> On 1/11/08, Andrew Robinson < at> wrote:
>> Try running iwconfig. It should print the correct number
> I can report similar problems on Gentoo. The WaveLAN plugin and
> iwconfig dispaly different signal figures for the signal quality.
> Usually, the plugin is much more optimistic.

Just a wild guess here, but...

Perhaps the plugin only polls for the signal strength periodically
(and with a relatively long delay) - I know that the signal strenth
of the wireless network here fluctuates wildly, so that would maybe
*almost* make sense... :-)


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