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Phil Leigh
2009-10-05, 09:54
I have my Radio next to my Boom at the moment - I mean their cases are virtually touching.

Boom reads 68% wi-fi strength, Radio is 28% (PB1 unit)
Seems to work fine though - no stuttering. I'm hitting it with a 24/192 file (via SOX) at the moment.
Odd.

SteveEast
2009-10-05, 09:59
Does re-orienting the Radio make any difference? Does taking the Boom away make any difference?

Steve.

Phil Leigh
2009-10-05, 10:04
Does re-orienting the Radio make any difference? Does taking the Boom away make any difference?

Steve.

I'll try...
hmmm - moving the radio 2 feet from the Boom makes the signal leap to 50%!

SteveEast
2009-10-05, 10:08
Better...

Steve.

Phil Leigh
2009-10-05, 10:32
Better...

Steve.

Sorry - I meant the RADIO leapt to 50%

slightly surprising but not a real issue I guess...

radish
2009-10-05, 11:26
At one point during testing we found that the Radio was reporting SNR whilst others were reporting strength as a % (even though the radio was labelling it %, it wasn't). Might still be the case, which would explain the lower numbers.

toby10
2009-10-05, 12:20
I think Radio's WiFi chipset reports signal % little differently than Boom's chipset.
At the same location my Boom = 84% while my Radio = 68%

JJZolx
2009-10-05, 17:23
At one point during testing we found that the Radio was reporting SNR whilst others were reporting strength as a % (even though the radio was labelling it %, it wasn't). Might still be the case, which would explain the lower numbers.

Probably not, but some conversion of SNR to percentage needs to take place and I imagine the scale is somewhat arbitrary.

A better place to gauge the relative strengths of the two signals might be on the wifi access point, if it displays such things.