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is there a way to check the signal strength in -db of a wifi access point, either from OS X or an I-device?

Hold the Option key down and click the Wireless icon in the menu bar.
 

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is there a way to check the signal strength in -db of a wifi access point, either from OS X or an I-device?

Hold the Option key down and click the Wireless icon in the menu bar.
Exactly! Just look at RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator). Then have a look at this post to decode the value:

RSSI Summary Description
-30 dBm Excellent 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.
-67 dBm Very Good Minimum signal strength for applications that
require very reliable, timely delivery of data packets.
-70 dBm Okay Minimum signal strength for reliable packet
delivery.
-80 dBm Not Good Minimum signal strength for basic connectivity.
Packet delivery may be unreliable.
-90 dBm Unusable Approaching or drowning in the noise floor.
Any functionality is highly unlikely.

Source: https://www.metageek.com/training/resources/understanding-rssi.html
 

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Quick question regarding Thunderbolt AIC: Has anyone successfully added a Titan Ridge add-in card to this build?
I was going to pull my Fenvi card since I'm not using BT or WiFi.
I have a GC-Titan Ridge installed in my Z490 Vision D, which also has an on-board Titan Ridge controller. In this case we assign a different Thunderbolt Bus ID to the GC-Titan Ridge. This can be done with HackinDROM as shown below. The on-board controller is most likely on Bus 0, so change TB Bus ID to 1 for the add-in-card.

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This is what it looks like on my Z490 Vision D:
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I have a GC-Titan Ridge installed in my Z490 Vision D, which also has an on-board Titan Ridge controller. In this case we assign a different Thunderbolt Bus ID to the GC-Titan Ridge. This can be done with HackinDROM as shown below. The on-board controller is most likely on Bus 0, so change TB Bus ID to 1 for the add-in-card.

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Thanks! I needed a little push to try this. I'll swap out the Fenvi Firewire card for the GC Titan Ridge and update this post.

Update: The card wasn't recognized in MacOS or Windows. Then I realized that the Z390 Designare doesn't seem to have a Thunderbolt header on its surface. I pulled the card and put the Firewire card back in.
 
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Hi @CaseySJ



I cant get the Thunderbolt Hotplug working on my MSI Z490i Unify
I followed this guide for this build.
regarding the guide Hotplug should work.
I tried several settings in thunderbolt bios,but i cant get it to work.

In this post you modified the Firmware for this motherboard.
Do i need to flash the firmware to make it work?
would you be so kind to look at my EFI?

Thank you
 

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Hi @CaseySJ



I cant get the Thunderbolt Hotplug working on my MSI Z490i Unify
I followed this guide for this build.
regarding the guide Hotplug should work.
I tried several settings in thunderbolt bios,but i cant get it to work.

In this post you modified the Firmware for this motherboard.
Do i need to flash the firmware to make it work?
would you be so kind to look at my EFI?

Thank you
Hello @vipermachine,

Please post the following two files:
  • MaciASL --> File --> New from ACPI --> System DSDT
  • IORegistryExplorer --> File --> Save As...
Also, do you happen to have any latest release of Linux installed on this machine?
 
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Hello @vipermachine,

Please post the following two files:
  • MaciASL --> File --> New from ACPI --> System DSDT
  • IORegistryExplorer --> File --> Save As...
Also, do you happen to have any latest release of Linux installed on this machine?

Hi @CaseySJ

Thank you for your quick reply.

Attach you find the 2 files.

Unfortunatly I dont have Linux.

I have the tools to read the the current firmware i've thats really neccesary.
If so i have to disassemble the motherboard.to read the winbond

Thank
 

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