Weak Wi-Fi signal strength

dbell will go offline if Wi-Fi signal strength is below 50%.

Wi-Fi signal strength:
The performance of a Wi-Fi wireless network connection depends greatly on radio signal strength. Distance between the wireless access point or Router and dbell, the signal strength in each direction determines the data rate available on that link, not the download/upload speed you have. Wi-Fi signal strength and your upload/download speed are completely two different parameters. You can have highest upload/download speed but if your Wi-Fi signal strength is weak, meaning router or WAP cannot simply broadcast a good WiFi signal, it’s probably a good idea to consider employing Wi-Fi extender.

signal is usually measured in dBmdBm is the power ratio in decibels of the radio power per one milliwatt. A signal of -60dBm is OK, and -80dBm is poor

How to check Wi-Fi signal strength:
Any mobile device that is internet capable can show you the strength of the Wi-Fi network in range.

On an iPhone, in the Settings app, just go to Wi-Fi to see not only the Wi-Fi strength of the network you’re on but also the signal strength of any network within the range.

On an Android phone/tablet or any other smartphone or tablet – just look under a Settings, Wi-Fi, or Network menu.

Best option is to download a free app like Wifi Analyzer for Android, which shows the Wi-Fi strength visually.

Also you can check Wi-Fi signal strength from within the dbell app.

  1. Open dbell app
  2. Select ‘Setup’ [device must be online]
  3. Select Wi-Fi settings
  4. Select Manage Wi-Fi network [ for dbell HD live model]
  5. Scroll down and find your wifi name and check signal intensity. If the intensity is below 50% dbell won’t work properly. We recommend min 50% wifi signal strength.

Wi-Fi signal strength will be shown below your Wi-Fi SSID name .

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Wi-Fi signal strength and your upload/download speed are two different parameters. You can have highest upload/download speed but if your Wi-Fi signal strength is weak, meaning router cannot simply broadcast a good WiFi signal, it’s probably a good idea to consider employing Wi-Fi extender.

How to boost your Wi-Fi signal strength

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