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Re: which program/command can show wireless connection quality?


On Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 12:29:31AM +0000, Long Wind wrote:
> i have a USB wireless card, it doesn't seem stable, sometimes it's slow
> i even suspect changing USB connector can affect network speed
> which program can show connection quality?

These two should work with any network interface (watch for error and
dropped frames):

netstat -ni 1

watch -n1 "ip -s a l"

Wireless specifics (signal strength, noise ratio, etc) are better viewed
by airodump-ng from aircrack-ng package, although stock iw or iwconfig
should do too.

Also, consider wrapping a sheet of tin foil around USB WiFi dongle,
transforming stock omni-directional antenna to uni-directional.


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