My Google Foo isn't helping me out today - I'm trying to understand something about how wireless devices such as laptops and phones determine signal strength.
I assume the meter is only telling me it's reception strength, NOT it's capability to talk back to the AP in addition to reception strength.
IE: I may have a high powered AP that's broadcasting hundreds of feet carrying traffic using 802.11x, and maybe my phone says that it's receiving that AP's signal at 100%. HOWEVER, my phone can't talk back to that AP because the transmitter is not strong enough.
Does this sound about right?