which one do I believe

ever since upgrading the firmware on our 5700SMs, we get inconsistant reading on our RSSI and Jitters. Check out the results on one client:

on sub module
RSSI 1962 (-61 dBm)
Jitter 1
Air Delay 170 (approximately 1.58 miles (8330 feet))

on the AP
RSSI (Avg/Last): 1457/1459
Jitter (Avg/Last): 4/4 Power Level (Avg/Last): -67/-67
AirDelay 170 (approximately 1.58 miles (8330 feet))

Which should I go by?

Both The levels you see on the sm status page tell you how well the sm is recieving the AP. The levels on the session page of the AP tell you how well the AP is recieving the SM.

I understand that, but if we assume that the min RSSI is 750 and the max Jitters is 9, what if the AP says 750 and the SM says 1090? Is it safe ti assume that ANY 750s or ANY high Jitters, weather on the AP or SM is unacceptable?


As far as the rssi I dont even pay attention to the number I pay more attention to the recieve level measured in db as far as jitter it is on a scale of 1 to 15 I read in the knowledge base some where that motorola said not to worry until it is over 10 but i might be concerned with a 9 also. When I tune a unit i try for the best recieve signal normally the jitter ends up around 2 to 4 unless i am getting interfearence somewhere.

I would agree, RSSI is a calibration thing on the SM and will vary for diff SM in the same environment.

db higher then -80 and jitter below 5 work with for me.

Thanks for the input guys!