This feels like a really silly question but I somehow wasn’t able to find an answer to it.
I just want to know where the WIFI is strong enough in my garage to find a spot for my printer and I kind of expected there to be a signal strength indicator in the web interface of OctoPrint. Is there a simple way to see how strong the Pi’s connection is?
Thanks in advance!
There is no build-in indicator - but that's a neat idea.
The easiest way to check it would be to look for it in the webinterface of your access point/router.
If you still want to check it on the pi I would suggest you ssh into it and run
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "Cell|ESSID|Signal|Rates"
That should list all available wifis and their signal strength.
Checkout @kantlivelong s answer
wow I stand corrected - didn't know that one exists
Eh honestly unless you like walking around with your printer there's not much of a need for the info in the UI so the plugin can be easy to miss. I can see it being useful initially though.
Thanks for the help! Checking my routers Web interface does work but the plugin provides exactly what I was looking for.