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Get signal strength from USB Mobile Dongle (ZTE MF112)

Petroclus
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I would like to retrieve the signal strength of a mobile dongle attached to my PC. The device I am using is a ZTE MF112 on 3 network. It does come packaged with a connection manager that shows me the signal strength but I'd like to be able to get this information from my program so I can log it/act on it etc. The platform is Windows XP. Is there anything in Windows that gives me this information. Or is there a DLL I can use. Perhaps I will need to look at SDK from manufacturer.

Any help would be great.
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Tom ScottConsultant

Commented:
Among other things NetStumbler can monitor signal strengths as I recall.  I have not played with it for a while, however.
 
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I found out that the ZTE MF112 presents itself to Windows as a standard modem and that I can use the AT+CSQ command to find the signal strength.

Thanks anyway