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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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Baby, You Can Drive My Tape

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Baby, You Can Drive My Tape -- Dantz Development has released the free Retrospect 4.0 Driver Update 1.4, which adds support to Retrospect for a number of new CD-R drives, tape drives, and autoloaders (devices that swap among multiple tapes automatically). As the leading Macintosh backup application, Retrospect 4.0 already supports a large number of backup devices; for a full list, see Dantz's Backup Mechanism Compatibility List. The Retrospect Driver Update 1.4 is a 111K download. [ACE]

<http://www.dantz.com/upgrades_and_updates/ rdu.html>
<http://www.dantz.com/backup_hardware/mech_ list.html>

 

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