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Where Can I Find More Information on the Advanced Statistics on Windows XP*?

The Intel® PROSet/Wireless Connection Utility provides you with detailed information on how the adapter communicates with an access point.

Use the following steps to access this information.

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Intel® PROSet Wireless > Intel® PROSet Wireless.

  2. Click Advanced > Advanced Statistics.

Note Click Reset Stats to reset the adapter statistical counters back to zero and begin taking new data measurements.


Association: If the adapter finds an access point to communicate with, the value is within range. Otherwise, the value is out of range.

  • AP MAC Address: The twelve digit MAC address (00:40:96:31:1C:05) of the AP.
  • Number of associations: The number of times the access point has found the adapter.
  • AP count: The number of available access points within range of the Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Number of full scans: The number of times the adapter has scanned all channels for receiving information.
  • Number of partial scans: The number of scans that have been terminated.

Roaming: This information contains counters that are related to reasons for the adapter roaming. Roaming occurs when an adapter communicates with one access point and then communicates with another for better signal strength.

  • Roaming Count: The number of times that roaming occurred.

  • AP did not transmit: The adapter did not receive radio transmission from the access point. You may need to reset the access point.

  • Poor beacon quality: The signal quality is too low to sustain communication with the access point. Either you have moved the adapter outside the coverage area of the access point or the access point's device address information has been changed.

  • AP load balancing: The access point ended its association with the adapter based on the access point's inability to maintain communication with all its associated adapters. Too many adapters are trying to communicate with one access point.

  • AP RSSI too low: The Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) is too low to maintain an association with the adapter. You may have moved outside the coverage area of the access point or the access point could have increased its data rate.

  • Poor channel quality: The quality of the channel is low and caused the adapter to look for another access point.

  • AP dropped mobile unit: The access point dropped a computer from the list of recognizable mobile devices. The computer must re-associate with an access point.

Miscellaneous: Use this information to determine if an association with a different access point increases performance and helps maintain the highest possible data rate.

  • Received beacons: Number of beacons received by the adapter.

  • Percent missed beacons: Percent value for missed beacons.

  • Percent transmit errors: The percentage of data transmissions that had errors.

  • Signal strength: Signal strength of the access point that the adapter communicates with displayed in decibels (dBm).

Transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) statistics
Displays percent values for non-directed and directed packets.

  • Total host packets: The sum total number of directed and non-directed packets counts.

  • Non-directed packets: The number of received packets broadcast to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Directed packets: The number of received packets sent specifically to the Wi-Fi adapter.
  • Total Bytes: The total number of bytes for packets received and sent by the Wi-Fi adapter.

Sets the duration that you want to use to record statistical data for your Wi-Fi adapter.

Click Settings to set how frequently you want to log the statistics. You can set the logging frequency in seconds and the logging expiration time in hours.

Operating System:

Windows XP*, Windows XP 64-bit Edition*

This applies to:

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 100
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1030
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 105
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 130
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 135
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2200 For Desktop
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 2230
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 and Intel® WiFi Link 5100 products
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 products
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

Solution ID: CS-025788
Last Modified: 02-Oct-2014
Date Created: 01-Apr-2007
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