How do I know if my signal strength is good? The chart below will show you the optimum WiFi signal strengths in units called RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) which tells us how well a device can ‘hear’ the signal from a WiFi access point.
|Max achievable signal strength. The client can only be a few feet from the AP to achieve this. Not typical or desirable in the real world.
|Minimum signal strength for applications that require very reliable, timely delivery of data packets.
|VoIP/VoWiFi, streaming video
|Minimum signal strength for reliable packet delivery.
|Minimum signal strength for basic connectivity. Packet delivery may be unreliable.
|Approaching or drowning in the noise floor. Any functionality is highly unlikely.