Saturday, April 25, 2009

BSNL EvDO Signal Strength Indicator on Linux- Resolved

I discovered that ZTE websites provides Dialers for BSNL EvDO. Supported OS's include Mac and Linux. The good news is that signal strength indicator works. in Linux The bad news is that the data transfer rate is reported in kilo bytes per second (kBps) but is not accurate. So for those of you who want to try it out can download it from Dialers and kernel drivers are only provided for the 32 bit OSs. But it is a trivial task to get it to work on 64 bit OSs. I'll post on this sometime later. Those interested in obtaining a better estimate of data transfer rates in kBps could use
ifstat -i ppp0 or ifstat -S -i ppp0
and in kbps
ifstat -b -i ppp0 or ifstat -b -S -i ppp0.