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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.


TidBITS Staffers Answer MUG iOS Questions on MacVoicesTV

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Speaking remotely to a packed house at the Apple iCloud sub-group of the Villages Mac Users Group, Joe Kissell and Adam Engst fielded numerous iOS questions from the audience in this MUG meeting recorded by Chuck Joiner for MacVoicesTV. If you’re relatively new to iOS, you’ll pick up a wide variety of usage tips, including a Car Talk-inspired solution involving electrical tape.Generic Globefollow link


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Alex Taylor  2012-03-17 16:48
I watched this with great interest. The questions were great... as I am about the same age... and am getting ready to set up my "new" gen.3 iPad. I also have the new Apple TV and wish that all video Podcasts were at least 720p or 1080p. Now that I have all the latest (Apple) gadgets and watch most of my "TV" through iTunes and the internet (although I have DirecTV Premium) I am mostly looking for "Hi-Def" video. Thanks for a great show. Perhaps in the future they can be a little higher video quality.