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MiFi admin shows signal strength bars and RSSI

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: MiFi admin shows signal strength bars and RSSI Reply with quote

MiFi web admin displays signal bars on every admin page, but to find the RSSI you have to dig deeper.

To see the RSSI you'll need to go to Advanced > Diagnostics and then click on the "Modem Status" button in middle of the page. That will load the following information:
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MDN: 908864xxxx
ESN (decimal): 153846xxxx
ESN (hex): 5BB3xxxx
Channel: 50
P_REV Indicator: 6
PRL ID: 51323
Band Class Type: 1
ERI Version: 4
Dormancy: TRUE
Signal - EVDO: -67 dBm
Signal - 1X: -72 dBm
Battery Level: 4
Battery Charging: 1

Here's what the admin screen looks like:


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wish Cradlepoint would go this route - instead of the cryptic way they are doing it now
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim_in_VA - please explain since your statement has me confused. My cradlepoint gives me signal strength in both RSSI and Percent on the Modem->Info page. So a) what is cryptic about that and b) what exactly is lacking (besides not giving 1X vs EVDO)?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The signal strength on the modem/info page of the router does not match up with the RSSI of the modem when in Field Test mode.

Example:

on the router -51 dBm ... it never changes and I can't get that sitting directly under the tower.

in Field Test Mode -68 dBm ... it is dynamic and will change if I move or disconnect the antenna

Cradlepoints interpretation via support email:
"The scale is from -65 (max) to -105 (min) dbm, with -65 = 100% and -105 = 0%" . . . so why does -51 fall outside this range?

In other words - the strength shown in the router is worthless to me
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be a modem issue then because it works exactly as advertised with mine. What modem(s) do you use?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sprint - CDU680
Verizon - UM175
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhere they said it might be linux based and that you could add extra programs or stuff. Any word on that?

Any particularly interesting admin pages?

Any GPS functionality?

What about text messages (the VZ managers on PCs have this)
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tz1 wrote:
Somewhere they said it might be linux based and that you could add extra programs or stuff. Any word on that?

the "intelligence" did not make it into Rev. 1 of MiFi:
http://www.evdoforums.com/thread12039.html

tz1 wrote:
Any particularly interesting admin pages?

nope, nothing especially interesting.

tz1 wrote:
Any GPS functionality?

this is a verizon device. are you kidding? (that means no)
but the Sprint mifi is said to be GPS enabled.

tz1 wrote:
What about text messages (the VZ managers on PCs have this)

via VZAM, you should be able to do same.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim_in_VA wrote:
Verizon - UM175


None of the CP routers are able to get RSSI from the UM175 modems.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mikebat wrote:
None of the CP routers are able to get RSSI from the UM175 modems.


You won't get RSSI from MiFi with a UM175 attached to it, either Rolling Eyes

Novatel has an advantage in that they make the embedded radio AND the MiFi router itself. so of course they have the "inside knowledge" needed to display RSSI the way that they do.

Keep in mind that the cradlepoint's do in fact display RSSI for every officially supported Novatel modem.

The UM175 at least works with the cradlepoints.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im new to this and not smart sometimes, but where do you find the MIFI web admin.I have the MIFI 2200 verizon.

TIA
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you login as administer for your MIFI? i entered the password off the back of the MIFI device and it said invalid.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce2 wrote:
How do you login as administer for your MIFI? i entered the password off the back of the MIFI device and it said invalid.


The default password is 'admin'.

Peter B.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Im new to this and not smart sometimes, but where do you find the MIFI web admin.I have the MIFI 2200 verizon.


While connected to your MiFi via WiFi, navigate your browser to this URL: http://192.168.1.1
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