Signal strength of PC wi-fi antenna at router

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Jun 10, 2021, 1:59:00 PMJun 10
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In a normal house setup the wi-fi router acts as the access point
and the antenna on the laptop or desktop picks up the access point.

If I sit at the laptop or PC (far from the wi-fi router) I can use an app on
the phone to pick up the signal strength of that wi-fi router access point.

But how do I pick up the signal the other way around?

If I sit at the router (far from the laptop or desktop) when I open the app
to tell me signal strength, it only tells me the signal strength of the
wi-fi access point.

It doesn't tell me the signal strength arriving at the router which came out
of the antenna on the laptop or desktop (far away).

How do I measure THAT signal strength?

Maarten Carels

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Jun 11, 2021, 4:30:27 AMJun 11
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At the router. Sometimes the router can display such information in it's GUI,
depending on the router.
AVM Fritz!Box routers can.

--maarten


Maarten Carels

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Jun 11, 2021, 5:21:58 AMJun 11
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On Jun 11, 2021 at 10:30:25 GMT+2, "Maarten Carels" <mca...@xs4all.nl>
wrote:
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> At the router. Sometimes the router can display such information in it's GUI,
> depending on the router.
> AVM Fritz!Box routers can.

Something like this:
Wi-Fi properties (5 GHz)
Signal strength -67dBm
Max. data rate possible 1300 / 1300 Mbit/s
Current throughput 1170 / 1300 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi ac / Wi-Fi 5
Frequency band 5 GHz
Channel bandwidth 80 MHz
Streams 3 x 3
Wi-Fi properties
Encryption WPA2
Signal properties STBC, LDPC, Supports dual-band operation
Quality of Service (QoS) WMM
Repeater operation no

--maarten


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