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Topic: My WiFi signal is displaying negative numbers instead of signal strength.

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Old 02-27-2011, 05:10 PM
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My WiFi signal is displaying negative numbers instead of signal strength.

Recently my Ipod 3rd gen. has been getting real weird with the wifi. first, it would always lose signal whenever i would do anything, like watch videos or open an app that required wifi. if i moved a couple feet it'd start to connect again. Then it started displaying a "-87" where the wifi signal would be. and the number would either increase or decresase, until i tried doing something that requird wifi. at first it would only come on whenever i restarted my ipod and itd quickly lose signal. ive restorede my ipod 3 times today, dumped everything. ive tried jailbreaking it to see if itd refresh files or anything. im not sure what to do anymore. ive looked for hours online and cant seem to find anyone with this problem. Any suggestions or ideas? without me buying a new one. i don't have a warranty..
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If it now displays '-87' then you must have loaded something that now displays the signal strength vs the icons. I don't know of any setting that change it.

The "-87" is most likely the signal strength in DB (decibels) and it'll be a negative number. The closer to zero it gets is a better signal.

I would not worry about it - the number vs icons.
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If it is Jailbroken then restore it back to normal and see if it still does it. But mainly I agree with JADave, if it is causing no problem then ignore it. Being honest you may be better off asking about this in the hacks and mods section.
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