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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.

 
 

LC III Quirk

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LC III Quirk -- Matt Strange writes:

After a frustrating few hours trying to configure some LC IIIs yesterday, I discovered something you may not know - but definitely should.

According to Katie Kenny of Farallon, "Due to a last minute change in the design of the LC III, any add-on card that has an FPU on it will crash the machine." [Indeed it will!] "The remedy is to remove the FPU from the card and put it in the socket on the motherboard."

My experience showed this to be a real problem and a real solution. Hope this saves you a headache down the road somewhere.

Information from:
Matt Strange -- Matt_Strange@baka.ithaca.ny.us.

 

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