Glossary Definition for: Bars

On mobile devices, bars are a visual representation of RSSI, the Received Signal Strength Indication – an arbitrary mapping of signal power received (in dBm) to a number.

This internally calculated number is usually then mapped to a simplified visual display – bars or dots.



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Also, bars are a great place to go to drown your sorrows when you can’t get online any other way. As an alternative, consider keeping a box of wine handy.

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