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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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Spinning for a Win -- Optima Systems last week released PageSpinner 2.0, a text-oriented HTML editor. PageSpinner has retained its user-friendly approach (see my review of version 1.1b1 in TidBITS-327), making it an excellent choice for HTML newbies, but it has also added an impressive set of features that most any Web author will welcome, including support for cascading style sheets, frames, Java applets, and includes, which simplify updating common elements on a group of pages. The new version is scriptable and comes with samples that illustrate how to link PageSpinner to FileMaker Pro, HyperCard, and 4D Server.

PageSpinner 2.0 minimally requires Mac OS version 7.0.1 or later, 2 to 4 MB application RAM, 6 MB disk space, a 68020-based Macintosh, and a grayscale monitor. PageSpinner 2.0 is a free upgrade to registered owners of earlier versions; new users should plan to pay the $25 shareware fee. [TJE]



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