1.    08 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    See Signal and Noise in dBM with Windows 10?


    Is there a place I can see the current measurements of WiFi signal and noise in dBm on an adapter card with Windows 10? I thought I saw it once but I can't find it now. "netsh wlan show interfaces" just has a signal strength percentage 1% - 100%, that doesn't allow someone to determine if the issue is bad signal reception or interference.

    The Macs we have report it - I know I can get/buy Windows utilities to do this, I am hoping to keep things simple in verifying WiFi signals.

    Thanks!
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  2.    08 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Los Angeles
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    Windows 10 Pro 1709 x64

    Best bet is to use a 3rd party program called inssider. Even that program doesn't show the noise. Then again for me, I usually expect that the noise floor is somewhere around -90 dbm.
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  3.    08 Nov 2015 #3
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    Thanks, I'll just carry a Mac laptop around with me if Windows 10 can't do it. No reason to pay for inssider when it doesn't report noise, that's half the battle!
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  4.    08 Nov 2015 #4
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    They'll be charging you loads of money (250 USD) to pay for a Wi-Spy USB device that detects interference.
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  5.    08 Nov 2015 #5
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    No, what I meant is the dBm measurements for Signal and Interference are right on the Mac toolbar when you Option-click on the Wifi icon. Then I can see whether the low SN ratio is due to a low signal or high noise. I thought this showed in the properties for the adapters under Windows 10 but it does not. So I have to just carry a Mac laptop around and it will show me those numbers wherever I am standing/sitting. No need to buy a $250 device. It would be nicer if the computer itself could always tell me that without carrying a laptop around is all.
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