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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.

 
 

Newton FTP Site Moves

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Newton FTP Site Moves -- Ric Mommer of the University of Iowa announced that the Newton archive site at Johns Hopkins University will be replaced by:

ftp://newton.uiowa.edu/pub/newton/

This site is located at the University of Iowa. Robert Bruce, moderator of the JHU site, will assist David Rarick <david-rarick@uiowa.edu> in maintaining the new site.

 

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