Wi-Fi Signal Strength

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 9, 2008
Updated • Jul 5, 2008
Software, Windows

The signal strength of a wireless connection is one of the most important factors that has to be considered. If the signal strength is to low it can happen that the connection cannot be established at all or that it will fail while being connected. This can lead to all kinds of problems such as data loss or that the user has to enter data again because of the interrupted connection.

WiFi SiStr (Wi-Fi Signal Strength) displays and logs the signal strength of the wireless connection. This can be helpful if you want to find out why the wireless connection drops frequently or if you want to make sure that the signal strength is sufficient all the time.

The signal strength is displayed in real time and the statistics can be used to analyze a connection over time.

The application is compatible to Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 but incompatible to Windows Vista currently. The .net framework 1.1 is required to run the software.


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  1. Info said on February 12, 2009 at 1:01 am
  2. Jojo said on August 21, 2008 at 12:16 am

    I just looked in the Add/Remove list. This is what I see:

    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 1
    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

    I used to have .Net Frameworks 1 & 2 installed. I let Microsoft do all the updates for this framework (I don’t download any part of it manually). So what you see above is what Microsoft created and what Microsoft thinks I need.

    This seems to confirm my contention that the Wi-Fi program is poorly written.

  3. Martin said on August 20, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Jojo yes if you install .net Framework 3.5 then the other two get installed automatically.

  4. Jojo said on August 20, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I thought that new versions always incorporate past versions?

    I also remember reading somewhere (here?) about removing prior versions of .NET and that some people had done so without any problems.

    If this program requires a special version that has been superseded, then it is poorly written.

  5. Ukkan said on August 20, 2008 at 9:23 am

    Jojo, each .Net Framework is a different program, which means you need 1.1.4322, it doesn’t matter if you have 3.5. You still need that version for that specific program.

  6. Jojo said on August 15, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Downloaded and tried to install this software. But it won’t work. Says:

    This setup requires the .NET Framework version 1.1.4322. Please install the .NET Framework and run this setup again. The .NET Framework can be obtained from the web. Would you like to do this now?

    But I have netframework installed (version 3.5 in fact).

    Also, there is no contact info on this website. Yet, the author is not shy about asking for donations.

    Word for software authors:” I don’t donate to anyone who tries to hide their identity and doesn’t provide easily located contact info on their web page.

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