Tag: signal

Converting signal strength from bars to RSSI



Did you know you can use ALT+NMLL to show the signal strength in RSSI form rather than instead of bars? It’s an interesting way to look at signal strength and I wouldn’t mind displaying it rather than the bars. The above table shows the translation between number of bars and RSSI. The RSSI numbers are a vendor independent standard. That means that they mean something different from each vendor compared to the standard dBm’s.

Does anybody know how to convert them?



myBoxTone Insight keeps an eye on your BlackBerry’s stats


myBoxTone Insight for BlackBerryBoxTone just launched a free application for monitoring your BlackBerry’s health, and as someone who needs to count every kilobyte lest he be smoten by the Almighty Rogers Overage Charge, I can say this is a must-have for the heavy-duty BlackBerry user. Graphs show the progress of 24-hour monitoring of vital information like…

• Signal strength
• Battery remaining
• Memory free
• Data sent/received
• Calls made/duration

Solid app, and big ups to BoxTone for making the utility free to all. Hop in on the open beta at my.boxtone.com/insight.