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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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The most up to date version is actually 4.6.2 now
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-04-30 05:45
Doh! Turned out it was just a typo - Doug accidentally typed 4.6.1 instead of 4.6.2. The text was correct otherwise.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2010-04-29 17:46
Yeah, there must have been a quick bug fix release after we posted this - checking into it.
Steve Frawley  2010-04-29 20:32
Fabulous program. Great support. 4.6.2 is latest.