[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#527603: xfce4-wavelan-plugin: shown value for Link Quality is wrong
linux at wansing-online.de
Fri May 8 12:52:40 UTC 2009
The wavelan plugin shows a status bar and a tooltip, when
mouse hoovers over it. The link quality displayed there is wrong,
it does not show the value of the field "Link Quality" in the
output of iwconfig.
iwconfig shows here:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"xxx"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:15:0C:84:25:E1
Bit Rate=12 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Link Quality=67/100 Signal level=-74 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:
and the wavelan plugin shows 92% at that time.
Signal quality should be 67% at that time.
(Hmm, ok, maybe you don't want to show the signal quality in the plugin
but you want to show any other info? There is not displayed
"Signal Quality: 92% ([essid])", but only "92% ([essid])", so this could be of
course not the signal quality at all.
But which value could be of more interest here than the signal quality?
As you can see in my output of iwconfig, the link speed has already been
limited to 12 Mb/s, while the hardware is 54 Mb/s and sometimes I have
54 Mb/s, when I am in another room of my house.
In my opinion it does not make sense, to show "92%" (a very good value)
in a situation, where the link is not that good. )
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages xfce4-wavelan-plugin depends on:
ii libatk1.0-0 1.22.0-1 The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii libc6 2.7-18 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libcairo2 1.6.4-7 The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii libglib2.0-0 2.16.6-1 The GLib library of C routines
ii libgtk2.0-0 2.12.11-4 The GTK+ graphical user interface
ii libpango1.0-0 1.20.5-3 Layout and rendering of internatio
ii libxfce4util4 4.4.2-3 Utility functions library for Xfce
ii libxfcegui4-4 4.4.2-4 Basic GUI C functions for Xfce4
ii xfce4-panel 4.4.2-6 The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
xfce4-wavelan-plugin recommends no packages.
xfce4-wavelan-plugin suggests no packages.
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