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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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Discount Prices

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Last week we threw in a table of suggested retail prices for a number of Macintosh models mostly because we had it on hand and thought it might be interesting to read and to refer to in the future. Charlie Mingo promptly sent us a table of published discount prices from various vendors listed in 15-Sep-92 issue of the New York Times, and we added in a couple from the 20-Sep-92 Seattle Times. The different vendors account in part for strange differences in prices, but one way or another, we think you'll find this table more interesting. Please note that we are not pushing any specific vendors here, so you'll have to find a dealer yourself, and that dealer may not have the volume of a New York City or Seattle store to match these prices. But next time you're in the city...

                                    Suggested Retail  Street Price
     Macintosh Classic II 4/40            $1699          $949
     Macintosh Classic II 4/80            $1849          $1049
     Macintosh LC II 4/40                 $1699          $1089
     Macintosh LC II 4/80 w/512K VRAM     $1849          $1299
     Macintosh IIsi 3/40                  $2499          $1399
     Macintosh IIsi 5/80                  $2999          $1649
     Macintosh IIci 5 MB w/Cache Card     $3299          $2089
     Macintosh IIci 5/80 w/Cache Card     $3999          $2249
     Macintosh IIci 5/230 w/Cache Card    $4599          $2599
     Macintosh Quadra 700 4 MB            $5199          $3299
     Macintosh Quadra 700 4/80            $5899          $3999
     Macintosh Quadra 950 8/230           $8499          $5799

Information from:
Charlie Mingo -- Charlie.Mingo@p4218.f70.n109.z1.fidonet.org

 

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