Wi-Fi Descriptions

Following are common Wi-Fi terms and descriptions. End users use this wireless network technology to connect securely to your network and Secure Access to access your organization's private resources.

Wi-Fi termDescription
Signal qualityThe overall strength of the wireless signal. Higher values represent better signal quality.
RSSI (received signal strength indicator)The signal strength from the access point. A higher (less negative) RSSI indicates a stronger signal.
SSID (service set identifier)The unique name for the Wi-Fi network. The name allows base stations to connect to the network when multiple independent networks operate in the same physical area.
BSSID (basic service set identifier)The MAC address of the access point or wireless router used for Wi-Fi connections.
ChannelCommunication frequency used by a wireless network. Optimal channels can reduce interference and improve performance.
SNR (signal-to-noise ratio)Ratio of signal strength to background noise. High SNR indicates a clearer, more reliable wireless connection.
Transmit rateData transmission speed between the device and access point. Higher transmit rates generally indicate faster connections.
NoiseInterference level or background noise in a wireless environment. A lower (more negative) noise value indicates less interference and a cleaner communication environment.