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Thread: Unclear when losing Wifi signal to network

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    Default Unclear when losing Wifi signal to network

    I have opened inSSIDer 2.0 and found a bunch of networks
    For each network i see the MAC address, SSID, RSSI, channel and other info.

    I assume that RSSI is the strength of the signal.
    I have two networks who both have -66 in RSSI
    The line next to it is flat as no changes in RSSI is occuring.
    However only one of the networks is still visible when looking at the graph.

    Why is the RSSI still showing as -66 when my wireless card does not have any contact with it anymore?
    In my logic the SSID should be marked as red or something to indicate lost connection.

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    It will report the last seen RSSI. If you unplugged it, inSSIDer has no value to add. You will see the "last seen" column no longer updates.

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    Ok, i understand then. However it does not give a good overview of the networks since i then have to look at "last seen" and compare it to current time.
    In my opinion it would be nice if the network could be colored red or similar to indicate that it is no longer in range.

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    Default Try Quick Filters

    If you only want to see current signals, try using the filters in the tabs below. e.g.:

    Filters > Quick Filters > Age > 5 seconds

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    Default Same problem - AP don't dissapear

    The 5 seconds also don't work for me. I have the same problem - the accespoint does not dissapear when switched off.

    Any ideas?

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    @ Specialist-

    The access points will not disappear when switched off. Did you try using the filters to only view active networks?


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    Yes, I would like to see only the active networks and tried tofilter by Age <=5secs but it did'nt work for me. What I'm doing wrong?


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    So I found out that the Programm always finds my accesspoint after switching off (When I'm believin the LastSeen Timestamp then my accesspoint ist active a longer period of time after switching it off). I think there is a little bug inside Inssider.

    Could you confirm/reproduce this bug/behaviour?

    System: WinXP 32 bit

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    Hello Specialist,

    I just did a test here and I had 6 AP's listed. I then created the filter Age <= 5. As soon as I enabled the filter AP's started disappearing from the list. Some would come back and then disappear again after 5 seconds. So it appears to be working.

    inSSIDer polls the Wireless Network card's driver for the information it displays. So if you are always seeing your Access Point I am wondering if for some reason you wireless network card keeps reporting it to inSSIDer. Not saying there is not a bug, just thinking of other potential causes. Do you have a Profile created for this Access Point and is it set to Manual? If possible try deleting the Profile and then reboot. When the PC comes back up do not connect to the Access Point. Run inSSIDer and see if it sees your AP. If it does then unplug the AP and see if it disappears after 5 seconds.

    Last edited by Richp01; 08-02-2011 at 12:57 PM.

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    Wow, you're right Richp01, there are problems with the D-Link DWL-G122 HW Rev. E1 Stick. I have the same Type of Stick with an older HW Rev. C1. This Wlan Adapter works very well, also a PCI card has no problems. Thanks a lot to giveme that hint. ;-)

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