[PATCH 0/1] [Hardy LBM, netbook-lpia branch] rt2x00: re-adjust wifi signal strength

Colin Ian King colin.king at canonical.com
Wed Apr 14 18:18:27 UTC 2010

Please ACK/NACK etc before end of this week if possible.


On Fri, 2010-04-09 at 10:14 +0100, Colin King wrote:
> From: Colin Ian King <colin.king at canonical.com>
> BugLink: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/557239
> Hardy LBM, netbook-lpia branch
> [Note: Please apply post Monday 12th because of a project release
>  timing dependency ]
> Impact: rt2x00 wifi signal strength range is very compressed and almost 
> meaningless as a metric because of fictional TX status when using the
> driver rt73usb and also a very large skewing affect caused by a large 
> mix of TX and RX metrics with a small RSSI metric.
> Fix: Base signal strength based on RSSI rather than TX and RX metrics
> and tweak RSSI base offset to a more reasonable base value.
> Testcase: Without the patch, signal strength shows very little change
> when close or from from an AP. With the patch, the signal strength
> ranges are closer to those shown from other wifi drivers.
> Colin Ian King (1):
>   UBUNTU: rt2x00: re-adjust wifi signal strength range
>  .../drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00.h           |    6 +++---
>  .../drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt73usb.h          |    2 +-
>  2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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