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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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Pulling the String with Joe Kissell

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TidBITS Senior Editor Joe Kissell joined host Benjamin Alexander on the Pulling the String podcast. The pair discuss Joe’s TidBITS origin story, hulking out on Mail in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Nisus Writer Pro, and Joe’s latest book, “Take Control of Upgrading to Mavericks.”favicon follow link

 

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Kevan Pegley  An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2013-11-01 01:09
Sorry, I'm British. What on earth is 'hulking out'?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-11-01 07:05
It's a reference to this Joy of Tech comic, where Joe is depicted as The Incredible Hulk. :-)

http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1917.html