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Viewing Wi-Fi Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, hold down the Option key before clicking the AirPort menu. Doing so reveals additional technical details including which standards, speeds, and frequencies you're using to connect, as well as what's in use by other networks. With the Option key held down and with a network already joined, the AirPort menu reveals seven pieces of information: the PHY Mode, the MAC (Media Access Control) address, the channel and band in use, the security method that's in use, the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) measurement, the transmit rate, and the MCS Index. In Leopard, some, but not all, of these details are revealed by Option-clicking the AirPort menu.

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ExtraBITS for 18-May-09

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Joe Wilcox on "Why Apple Succeeds" -- "Think Different" isn't just a marketing term. Apple's success since Steve Jobs returned to the company (and when he first headed it before being ousted) is due to the fact that Apple doesn't play by other companies' rules, but instead makes up its own. (Posted 2009-05-17)


Snow Leopard Developer Preview to Appear at WWDC -- Apple has announced that attendees at the Worldwide Developers Conference in early June will receive "a final Developer Preview release" of Mac OS X Snow Leopard. That implies that Snow Leopard will ship for the rest of us later in the year - anyone want to bet on October, given past release dates? (Posted 2009-05-14)

 

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