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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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It turns out that the Celestin Company mentioned in the last TidBITS just moved. The new address, effective 15-Mar-93 is:

Celestin Company
1152 Hastings Avenue
Port Townsend, WA 98368
800/835 5514 toll-free
206/385 3767 main number
206/385 3586 fax
America Online: Celestin
CompuServe: 71630,650
Delphi: PCELESTIN
GEnie: P.CELESTIN
National Videotext Network: pcelestin
WELL: celestin
Internet: celestin@netcom.com

 

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