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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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EveryMac’s Ultimate Mac Sort Tool

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Ever want to know which iMacs use the Intel Core i5 processor? Or which Mac models lack FireWire? EveryMac has created a very neat Web-based tool that lets you select from a wide variety of system specifications and see which Mac models match. It’s in beta, so if you see any errors or have suggestions for improvements, drop them a line.favicon follow link