Anyway to see signal strength for my 3g USB modem connection?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stanny, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. stanny macrumors 6502

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    Anyway to see signal strength for my 3g USB modem connection?
     
  2. jim.lynch macrumors member

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    System Preferences > Network

    Also if your device is made by Huawei checkout http://m.ac.nz/cheetahwatch/

    Its a great little menu bar tool for monitoring 3G connections.
     
  3. stanny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't really see my signal strength under system preference > network. It's just a static bar there.
     
  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a

    Ashka

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    iStat menus can show you the KB amount coming in and going out but not the signal strength.
    The software that came with your modem should show the signal or if you have a phone on the same network check the signal with that :)

    If your 3G USB modem is similar to the ones I use the signal strength means very little... the number of people using the bandwidth is far more important.

    5 bar signal & no bandwidth available to use is far too common here. School's out @ 3.30pm. forget it...

    iStat Menu:
    http://www.islayer.com/apps/istatmenus/
     

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