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    How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Hi,

    Does somebody know how to get Bit Error Rate (or Rx Quality) and Signal Strength (or RxLevel) in dBm on Symbian S60 v8.0a (6680)?

    I tried to use etel.h and etelbgsm.h with etel.lib and gsmbas.lib (from 9200 SDK) but I got only constant defualt device values (such as 0) :/

    Thanks in advance.

    Darek
    Last edited by DariuSzcz; 2007-04-27 at 15:51.

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Ok, I've managed to get RxLevel in dBm during voice call by using Connection Monitor Server API. But I still have a problem with BER or RxQuality value. Are there any ideas how to get this value?? I know that it is possible at least in FTD NetMonitor App (probably by using ftdconnmonplugin.dll), but I don't know how to use it in my app :/

    Thanks in advance for any help

    Darek

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Have you tried CTelephony class?

    Daniel

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Yes, I've tried, but without any results :/

    http://www.forum.nokia.com/document/...P2_devices.htm

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Sorry I didn't pay attention to the "6680" at the beginning of your post. Have you tried Mobinfo?

    http://developer.symbian.com/main/to.../cpp/index.jsp

    Daniel

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Yes, I can get signal strength (0-5 bars) with Mobinfo and I can get signal strength (dBm) using rconnmon.h

    But I don't know how to get Rx Quality or BER (Bit Error Ratio) of GSM signal?

    RxQuality ---- BER [%]
    0 ---- <0,2
    1 ---- 0,21 – 0,4
    2 ---- 0,41 – 0,8
    3 ---- 0,81 – 0,16
    4 ---- 0,161 – 3,2
    5 ---- 3,21 – 6,4
    6 ---- 6,41 – 12,8
    7 ---- >12,8

    I only know that it is possible to get RxQuality by using NetMonitor:
    http://www.symbian-freak.com/quides/netmon.htm

    Darek

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    NetMonitor is an internal Nokia engineering tool, and it reportedly uses some APIs and R&D software builds, so some advanced things found there may not be available for 3rd. party developers.

    Anyway, I'll ask around to see if Rx Quality can be obtained with any public API on FP 2, and I'll let you know.

    Daniel

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Thanks Daniel, that would be really great and it would help me a lot.

    I'm developing a simple voice call quality app and I need a good signal quality indicator (signal strength is only half relevant to voice signal quality).

    Darek
    Last edited by DariuSzcz; 2007-05-27 at 13:04.

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Any results? I'm stuck with the same problem.

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Daniel, any results?

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    Hi,

    I got the confirmation that this is not possible with public APIs on FP2.

    Daniel

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    Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    I want to know are these API's also not public for Nokia N80?!

    What is the firmware?

    If we bought this software, will it make us able to use the API's that support Rxquality ,cell id's of neighboring cells as well as their signal strength ?


    Thanks in advance.

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    Smile Re: How to get Rx Quality/BER/Rx Level/SignalStrength?

    -i want to know if i can get GSM parameters (rx level,rxqual,RLTC,time advance..............) by python (s60)
    -is there any python modules that can offer API to retrieves GSM parameters???
    as have got cellid ,MNC,LAC,MCC by using location module for S60 platform (....7610)


    thanks
    Last edited by farouk nancy; 2010-04-20 at 23:54.

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