In some cisco routing devices you have the possibility to extend the features with a HWIC 3G card so mobile connectivity is added to your network infrastructure. This can be interesting for a mobile fail-over connection.

But as we all now, the mobile reception isn't always that good. To see the signal strength on your cisco device you can use:

show cellular 0/0/0 connection

depending on which slot you plugged the HWIC card into. If the measured value is beneath the -100 dBm then you have sufficient signal to setup a 3G ( CDMA - WCDMA) connection on.

If that's …