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.
Click Start > All Programs > Intel® PROSet Wireless > Intel® PROSet Wireless.
Click Advanced > Advanced Statistics.
||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.
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.
| Windows XP*, Windows XP 64-bit Edition*
This applies to: