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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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Claris Resolve

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Claris Resolve has faded away entirely, with Claris announcing that it will no longer continue development work on the spreadsheet. Claris will continue to support Resolve until 31-Mar-95 and will sell Resolve through 31-Mar-94. Resolve simply didn't sell enough copies to be worth the effort, and Claris is encouraging registered Resolve users to switch to ClarisWorks 2.1's spreadsheet module, sweetening the encouragement with a mere $29 upgrade fee until 30-Sep-94 (have your Resolve registration number ready and call the 800 number below). Although people with trivial spreadsheet needs will find ClarisWorks an acceptable substitute, serious Resolve users will probably switch to Excel, especially considering that Lotus 1-2-3 on the Macintosh hasn't exactly become the de facto standard.

Claris -- 800/544-8554

 

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