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Old March 3rd, 2010, 12:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This weekend im going to be installing 2 antennas i ordered from wi-ex one is for 1X signal and the other is for 3G when pointing them im gonna be inside the house looking at the dBm while a friend is on the roof so i can try to get them both peaked i know when i go into test mode ##program and on the HDR Status Screen this is the 3G reception info but my question is which one should i be looking at the HDR RSSI or the Receive Power im thinking its the RSSI but i wanna be sure also the lower that number the better right? and for the 1X signal i goto the Call Processing Status Screen and look at the RSSI for that one any other tips that would be useful are welcome

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Seems like my questions stumps the whole forum everytime god im good! LOL
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From what I found, HDR is part of EVDO which is 3G. You want the receive strength to be closer to 0 for better performance (ie -60 is better than -95).

Here is a guide to helps with converting signal strength that may help you.

http://www.wildpackets.com/elements/whitepapers/Converting_Signal_Strength.pdf
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