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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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Cocktail 4.7.5

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Maintain has released a minor update to its general-purpose maintenance utility Cocktail. Version 4.7.5 adds support for the recently released Mac OS X 10.6.4, improves the Internet cache-clearing capabilities, and adds support for the latest versions of Safari, Chrome, Opera, and OmniWeb. The update also enhances its protection against the HellRTS and OpinionSpy trojan horses, updates the list of Automator actions, and refreshes the Help section. ($14.95, free update, 2.0 MB)

 

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Comments about Cocktail 4.7.5

Curtis Tucker  2010-06-30 14:15
When setting up a new Mac OS X system this is always one of the first apps I install. The dev team at Maintain does a great job at keeping this utility up to date.
Bertrand Morin  2010-06-30 17:21
I do think that Cocktail (the name is also well thought!) is a very good program; the way it seems to function allows one to go item by item, or as a englobing piece. Simple, never had problem, and updated on a rather frequent schedule, as Mac OS demands it…