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I have setup an ad-hoc network between a Laptop and a MobileDevice.

I am using WifiManager Package from Android to get the RSSI value in the mobile device.

Can you please suggest some free tools or commands in Windows / Linux to obtain the Recived Signal Strength from the ad-hoc network tool.

I am currently using iwconfig/iw commands in Ubuntu. Would be glad if you have some other sugestions.

Thanks Kiran

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Have you tried inSSIDer?


From that link:

What's Unique about inSSIDer? Compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32 and 64-bit) Uses the Native Wi-Fi API and your current Wireless network card Sort results by Mac Address, SSID, Channel, RSSI and "Time Last Seen" Compatible with most GPS devices (NMEA v2.3 and higher)

How can inSSIDer help me? Inspect your WLAN and surrounding networks to troubleshoot competing access points Track the strength of received signal in dBm over time Filter access points in an easy-to-use format Highlight access points for areas with high Wi-Fi concentration Export Wi-Fi and GPS data to a KML file to view in Google Earth. Filter through hundreds of scanned access points

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Thank You Very much for your suggestion. This tool looks very promising for my investigation. I am just curious, if there are some tools available where, I could monitor the Terminals (Mobile Device in my case ) for RSSI through the Access Point ( Laptop ) ??? – Nov 30 '10 at 15:32

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