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    Default Wireless stats

    Wondering how I can get information on my wireless connection?
    ie Wireless format (G/N/AC?), speed up/down, signal strength etc.
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornetster View Post
    Wondering how I can get information on my wireless connection?
    ie Wireless format (G/N/AC?), speed up/down, signal strength etc.
    Thanks.
    Hi
    As root user run the command iwconfig;

    Code:
    iwconfig wlo1
    wlo1      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"ssid"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx   
              Bit Rate=54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=22 dBm   
              Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Encryption key:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=68/70  Signal level=-42 dBm  
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:12   Missed beacon:0
    There are many other tools to collect statistics but if you just want to check, the above is the easiest.
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    AFAIK iwconfig only displays static configuration information...
    Other wireless tools including iwconfig in the kernel are described here
    https://hewlettpackard.github.io/wir...ols/Tools.html

    Skimming the list of 16 tools in the following article on general purpose bandwodth monitoring (not just wireless), I think most if not all are in openSUSE repos, if you want to install something and have trouble finding or installing, post...
    https://www.tecmint.com/linux-networ...itoring-tools/

    Wavemon looks interesting...
    https://software.opensuse.org/packag...h_term=wavemon

    And iftop for both wired and wireless
    https://software.opensuse.org/packag...rch_term=iftop

    I seem to remember that if you have KDE/Plasma installed, you'll likely find widgets that can display real time info, too...
    And, I seem to remember that Conky can be configured to display this on any Desktop as well...

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